As you begin planning for a move to a Florida retirement community, it’s important to learn about the various senior living options, as you’re looking for more than just a new home. You’re searching for social connections, personal care, and support, as well as amenities that meet your lifestyle needs and budget. Within each community, there are differences in the level of attentive care and group experiences available. Here are the three types of retirement communities in Florida for you and your loved ones to consider.
Senior Independent Living
Senior independent living is a retirement community for active, self-sufficient people who would like access to assistance should they need it. All the comforts of home are available in independent retirement communities, plus a lot more. Residents have access to housekeeping, transportation, and concierge services, as well as onsite dining venues, exercise facilities, pools, and salons. They can also participate in regular recreational activities and group excursions.
In essence, senior independent living is for golden agers who want to relax or enjoy an active lifestyle of learning and exploring new things, all without having to worry about community upkeep or everyday chores. Residents can enjoy a carefree life here without worrying about their future!
If everyday activities have begun to make you anxious or stressed, the assisted living option will be of great relief to you. Assisted living communities are for those who require personal care or daily housekeeping assistance but wish to live a highly social, vibrant lifestyle. You’ll be in charge of your daily activities, but help is always close by to take care of any tiresome, time-consuming tasks that cause you stress. In a nutshell, an assisted living resident has the freedom to mingle, pursue life and learn new skills while being free of arduous home maintenance and duties.
Resort-style assisted living communities like Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay offer some amazing services like grooming and showering assistance; eating and dietary assistance, plus mobility and transport assistance. Assisted living communities also provide ongoing health and wellness assessments; medication and insulin management, as well as an onsite medical director for its residents.
Home caregivers may be capable of meeting the needs of a loved one suffering from cognitive impairment, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease in their early stages. However, as the care demands increase, that’s when it may be time for Memory Care. This retirement community provides a safe, comprehensive, and considerate learning-centered environment where residents’ health and wellness are regularly checked, and comfort is a key priority.
Memory care is personalized based on specific needs and life experiences—from providing the best meals for them to ensuring customized care and medical monitoring. For example, the top-rated memory care program by our retirement community offers some unique activities and resulting benefits like:
- Encouraging stimulating mental and physical activities, celebrating every small victory, and focusing on strengths rather than limitations. These serve to boost residents’ confidence and self-esteem.
- Engaging residents in fun group activities that match their attention spans and abilities, and are non-competitive and failure-free.
- Fostering companionship, happiness, and a sense of belonging that improve their quality of life.
- Promoting active participation in personal care tasks to help residents maintain the highest possible sense of control, independence, success, and self-worth.