If you are still undecided on the most suitable type of senior living option that best suits your personal needs, here are the answers that we would like to share to several frequently asked questions about senior independent living.
What Is Senior Independent Living?
The term independent living covers a broad array of housing options for older adults who are able to tend to their own personal needs and do not require assistance with day-to-day tasks.
What Is the Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living?
Independent living communities mainly focus on fulfilling the social needs of residents who are able to lead their life independently without assistance. An assisted living community, on the other hand, provides support for residents who require assistance for daily living activities while still enabling them to live as independently as possible.
What Are the Different Amenities Offered in a Senior Independent Living Community?
Discovery Village At Castle Hills offers an extensive array of amenities such as the following:
- Restaurant-style dining hall
- Daily activities and events
- Health and fitness programs
- Concierge services
- Housekeeping and maintenance services
- Complimentary transportation service
How Can I Finance My Independent Living Costs?
Medicare or Medicaid does not cover independent living. Residents will have to pay for their own expenditures. However, financial aid may be available in a number of ways, such as long-term care insurance or veteran benefits.
Do I Have to Bring My Own Furniture to the Independent Living Community?
Our apartment homes are fully furnished but you are encouraged to bring your own furnishings to style your room in whichever way that you prefer to enjoy optimum comfort.
What Activities Are Offered in a Senior Independent Living Community?
At Discovery Village At Castle Hills, we aim to help residents improve both their physical and mental health. We provide activities such as the following:
- TED talks
- Exercise classes
- Game nights
- Worship services
- Movie nights
- Water aerobics
- Video games
- …and more!
What Type of Transportation Service Does an Independent Living Community Offer?
Discovery Village At Castle Hills offers complimentary transportation services to bring residents to their appointments, the malls, church services, grocery stores, and more.
What Type of Dining Program Can Residents of a Senior Independent Living Community Expect to Enjoy?
We offer restaurant-style senior living catered dining for our residents at Discovery Village At Castle Hills. All our meals are prepared from scratch by our professional chefs to cater to all our residents’ dietary requirements.
What Type of Safety and Security Measures Are Implemented in an Independent Living Community?
At Discovery Village At Castle Hills, we have an emergency response system, a gated entrance, surveillance cameras, grip bars in bathrooms and showers, non-slip carpeting, smoke detectors, and security guards.
Are There Common Areas in a Senior Independent Living Community Where Residents Can Mingle and Socialize?
There are several common areas in our senior living community. Residents can look forward to making new friends at the Grande Clubhouse, arts and crafts room, games room, movie theater, gym, and more.