The term “supervised independent senior living” is getting more and more popular, but what is supervised living exactly? We take a look at what you can expect from a supervised independent senior living community here.
Supervised Independent Senior Living – What is It?
The term “supervised independent senior living” may refer to various amenities, but the basic model is that of a community that is licensed for assisted living, with some apartments designated for independent living as well. A supervised senior living community thus provides both levels of care – assisted and independent. You might have chanced upon the terms “hybrid living” or “enhanced independent living” as well – these terms have also been used to refer to communities that provide supervised senior living options.
At a supervised senior living community, you can choose which track of care you prefer. If you choose an independent living apartment, you also have the option to add services that would have typically been provided for assisted living residents without having to move to a different part of the building. Supervised senior living is thus a hybrid option that gives you the flexibility to choose the lifestyle you prefer. No wonder it’s increasing in popularity!
Another variation of supervised senior living is that while the building is fully licensed for assisted living, it offers both the space and amenities that are more typically associated with independent living. This includes more spacious common areas, generous activity and outdoor spaces, a variety of dining venues with a plethora of culinary options, therapy or treatment rooms… and much more. The independent apartments themselves are typically larger and inclusive of a full kitchen range, laundry equipment, and other such amenities.
Advanced Memory Care Programs
Memory care programs have been around for a while, but supervised senior living centers, attuned to the evolving and nuanced needs of their residents, may offer more advanced options. At Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens, our SHINE® Memory Care program has been awarded the National Certificate of Recognition from the nation’s leading health organization devoted to Alzheimer’s Care, the Alzheimer’s Organization®. Our approach is both scientific and personalized, taking into consideration your individual needs while remaining rigorous and holistic.
A Layout that Feels Like Home
Supervised senior living communities typically combine independent and assisted apartments in dynamic buildings with features that can be commonly found in single-family homes. Think welcoming outdoor spaces, covered parking, and a cozy patio and patio-sized balconies. Some buildings offer a host of apartments that open up to a central area with apartment entrances, removing the need for the alienating layout of long corridors.
Meeting Your Diverse Needs
With more and more labels popping up around senior living communities nowadays, it’s easy to feel confused, but think about it as a good thing! This variety points to the diversity of communities available now that are able to offer more personalized services and meet customized healthcare needs. The variety of communities also means that varying elements – such as payment ability and acuity – can be handled with tact and care.