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What to Look for In a Senior Living Community

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Transitioning to a new lifestyle can be challenging for your loved one. Finding the right community is key, but there are other aspects you should be looking for. 

When searching for a senior living community, you must prioritize the quality of life, the care level your loved one needs, and what the community offers

Let’s take a closer look at how you can approach finding a senior living community for your loved ones and the different lifestyles available.

Exploring the Different Lifestyles

A lifestyle change can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. To make the process easier, finding a senior living community that offers different lifestyles and care levels that meet different needs is vital. 

Independent Living

Independent living is a lifestyle that balances support and independence. An independent living lifestyle provides assistance with some aspects of daily living, like cleaning and laundry services, to give you more time to focus on hobbies and other interests. 

Your new community will provide a personalized space that you can retreat to after a day of socializing and trying new hobbies. 

Independent living can be ideal for you if you’re looking for relief from daily tasks like yard work and want to spend more time relaxing and spending time with friends and family. 

Some services and amenities you can expect from Cedar Creek Senior Living with independent living include:

  • Flexible meal plans
  • Spacious community rooms
  • Fitness room
  • Plenty of walking paths

Assisted Living

Assisted living is a lifestyle option that allows your loved one to live life on their own terms while removing some aspects of daily living like grooming, medication management, and dietary needs. Assisted living provides various levels of personal and medical care while supporting your loved one’s independence.

An assisted living lifestyle takes your loved one’s needs into account and helps them adjust to memory loss and other natural aspects of aging. Some services and amenities your loved one can expect from Cedar Creek Senior Living with memory care include: 

  • A daily check-in system and 24/7 emergency call system
  • Transportation services
  • Care coordination and medication management
  • An interfaith chapel
  • Spacious community rooms
  • Housekeeping and laundry services

An assisted living lifestyle helps your loved one maintain a level of independence while giving them more time to focus on new hobbies and expand their social circle within the community. 

Memory Care

Many older adults can face challenges with memory and other thinking abilities as they age. This process is natural, and memory care surrounds your loved one with a supportive team and community. Memory care is a lifestyle that supports residents with cognitive issues like Alzheimer’s. 

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurologic disorder that affects the brain and causes brain cells to die. The early signs of Alzheimer’s disease include forgetting recent events or conversations. Unfortunately, this disease gets progressively worse.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and affects 60 to 80 percent of those diagnosed with the disease. Memory care can be right for your loved one if they have become unsafe in their current home and their health is at risk due to memory loss.

Seeking out extra help is nothing to be ashamed of, and if you’re feeling overwhelmed as a primary caregiver, a memory care lifestyle can help. 

Some services your loved one can expect from Cedar Creek Senior Living in their new community include: 

  • Registered nurses and specially trained caregivers on-site 24/7
  • Medication management
  • Personal care and laundry services
  • Assistance going to and from meals and activities

Other Things to Consider

When you figure out what lifestyle and care level are best for you and your loved ones, there are some other things to consider about your new community. 

Physical & Medical Needs

As your loved one ages, they may need help with physical needs, including activities of daily living like cooking, cleaning, bathing, and even moving around. If this is the case, it’s crucial to choose a community and lifestyle that meets these needs and gives your loved one the support they deserve.

Social & Emotional Needs

Moving to a new community can sometimes mean leaving behind friends and family. This process can be hard on your loved one, so it’s essential to surround them with a supportive community with the means to expand their social circle and continue to enjoy their hobbies and interests.

Happy senior couple talking while walking outside a Senior Living Community.

Community Services & Amenities

Cedar Creek Senior Living brings all sorts of community services and amenities. These activities and services allow you to feel at home in a new environment and allow you to enjoy this new stage of your life. 

Different services and amenities can include: 

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry services
  • Nurse and support staff on-site
  • Spacious community rooms
  • Walking paths

Consider the services and amenities that are important to you and your loved ones when searching for a senior living community. 

An Exciting New Community

Finding the right community for you or your loved one comes down to your needs and choosing the right lifestyle to match. Your quality of life is important to consider as well as the care level you and your loved ones need.Schedule a meeting with Joy Oleson, Sales & Marketing Director at 763.392.5443 to see if Cedar Creek Senior Living is the right community for you.

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