Everyone dreams of a fulfilling retirement filled with fun and freedom to enjoy activities when you want to. When looking for independent living in Sarasota, Florida, search for one that provides several amenities and programs for retirees to enjoy their golden years in peace.
The safety and security measures put in place in a retirement community is one of the most important things to consider when choosing one. A retirement community that is considered safe for you will have the following safety measures in place:
Active residents in independent living communities can leave or walk around the community after hours. This is because retirement communities have security guards on duty 24/7 and are placed at all building entrances, the gatehouse, and front lobbies to ensure safety as people come and go.
Visitors Check-in Area
All visitors are identified to be relatives or friends of a resident in the community before they are permitted to enter the community. To ensure the safety of residents and team members, all service workers, vendors, and contractors entering the community are screened before they are allowed into the premises. There are also 24/7 monitoring systems to check the activities of people on the premises.
Security Fencing or Gating
Security gates and sturdy fencing are other safety measures deployed throughout the landscape and buildings of retirement communities. This will help to prevent unauthorized vehicles and individuals from gaining access to the community. All visitors are only allowed to enter through one driveway each for entry and exit.
Most retirement communities have security cameras placed in corridors and other areas where residents may suffer a fall and require medical emergency. Before choosing a retirement community, it is important to check to see if cameras are installed in entrances, corridors, parking lots, and hallways. This way, residents can get help if they ever suffer a fall or an emergency medicinal case. These cameras can also be used to keep track of the activities of visitors and other individuals on the premises to ensure the safety of residents and team members of the community.
Retirement communities also make use of security lighting outside the community buildings to expose anyone trying to gain access to the premises after dark. Asides from its ability to keep unwanted guests off the premises, it also allows residents of the community to see clearly as they walk back and forth in the dark.
Emergency Response Systems in Each Apartment
Independent communities provide each resident with access to emergency response systems installed in bathrooms and bed areas. This allows a resident to call for help by pushing a button on the wall to connect to a two-way intercom. When a resident suffers a fall in the bathroom or other emergencies, they can push the button to sound an alarm to team members. This feature alone gives many retirees peace of mind because they know that there is standby help when they need one.
Are you worried about moving into independent living because you are not sure of the safety measures available? Don’t worry. Here at Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay, your safety is guaranteed as we have several safety and security measures put in place. Schedule a tour to check out our community and apartments today!