When you think of a “senior living community”, what comes to mind? Most likely, the images that pop into your head are those of assisted living or skilled nursing. In reality, there are many different types and levels of senior living yet they are often clumped together. Independent Living is an area that is often misunderstood. Those images that typically come to mind when you think of senior living, don’t really apply here. In this article, we’ll briefly break down the different types of senior living and discuss what makes Independent Living different.
The Areas of Care
At Holland Home, there are four main areas of senior living: Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, and Independent Living.
- Assisted Living is for those who are still somewhat independent, but need help with daily tasks like medication and mobility assistance.
- Skilled Nursing provides a higher-level of around-the-clock care.
- Memory Care provides services for those who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
Independent Living is:
- for those who are 60+ and want to maintain an active lifestyle but are looking for the benefits of maintenance services, a community, convenient amenities, and access to an abundance of activities.
A Home to Make Your Own
With Independent Living at Holland Home, there are many housing options that fit any lifestyle. Spread across two different campuses, our stand-alone townhomes and spacious apartments offer everything you need from gourmet kitchens to comfortable gathering spaces and Smart Home technology. Whether you enjoy hosting friends for dinner, family for holidays, or a quiet moment to yourself, you have the freedom to do so.
Do you love watching the snowfall but hate shoveling? Do you love taking care of your garden but not mowing your lawn? With Independent Living, you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy and less time worrying about the tasks that typically come with a home. Our facilities team is always ready to respond to any maintenance needs, taking the problem off of your hands and freeing up your time.
With Independent Living, you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy and less time worrying about the tasks that typically come with a home.
Peace of Mind
People who move into Independent Living do so for the maintenance-free, convenient lifestyle discussed above, the warm, welcoming community, and for peace of mind. At first, it may feel strange to start looking into senior living when you are still very active and independent. But, when you buy into Independent Living, you are also insuring your future. With our Lifecare Promise, Holland Home residents are guaranteed continuing care for the rest of their life should they ever need it. Even if they outlive their financial resources.
...Like it Should Be
With Independent Living, you get all of the freedom you are looking for—with added amenities and activities—plus the peace of mind that comes with our Continuing Care Agreement. So, if a welcoming and active community is what you are looking for, you’ve found it. Throw out those old ideas of what senior living is and come see for yourself just how vibrant life can be.