Choosing to move to a senior living community is a significant and exciting decision! You might be eager to start the next chapter of your life, make new friends, and even discover a new hobby or two. However, there’s also a lot to consider when making the move, as well.
- Which community will you live in?
- How will you pay for it?
- And, arguably most importantly – what level of care and living is right for you?
Many senior living communities offer multiple lifestyle options to accommodate a range of needs, lifestyles, and preferences; however, other communities may only offer one option.
One of the many benefits Uplands Village offers is that we are a Life Plan Community. Here, residents can move through our care levels and lifestyle options as their needs and preferences change, offering a continuum of living accommodations and healthcare services on one convenient campus.
Still, you have to choose an appropriate and ideal level to start with, one that will complement—and even enhance—your current lifestyle. How do you know, though? Uplands Village has created this guide to help you find the level of senior living that is right for you.
You and your spouse have recently retired and are looking to remain active and independent while discovering new interests and purposes. You wish to be surrounded by like-minded individuals and daily activities in a neighborhood-like setting where you can spend your days how you choose.
Consider → Independent Living
Independent living at Uplands Village is ideal for individuals and couples who are retired (or still working!) who wish to live the 55-plus lifestyle and potentially downsize but aren’t ready to fully commit to apartment-style senior living. In our retirement living community, residents can own their own homes while still enjoying access to all community amenities and services, including our fitness and wellness center, art classes, groups and clubs, and more. This lifestyle creates the perfect combination of independence and convenience, enjoyment, and community.
You have lived alone for a while and have enjoyed it, but you notice changes in your health or abilities. You still make it to your weekly knitting club, but you’re starting to have trouble walking up the stairs, keeping your house clean, and organizing your medications.
Consider → Assisted Living
Assisted living is the perfect solution for older adults who require some assistance with daily living or medical care. According to the AARP, four out of five older adults live with one or more chronic conditions, which often impact their physical health.
Assisted living services at Uplands Village offer compassionate, discreet, and attentive support with activities of daily living such as bathing and grooming, eating, mobility, and even housekeeping and laundry services.
Your aging parent or family member has been living successfully with Alzheimer’s disease for a few years now, but lately, you’ve noticed that their condition is progressing. As a result, they’ve been having a more difficult time communicating, experiencing more frequent outbursts, and even wandering away from home. As a caregiver, you feel like you’re at your breaking point and can’t provide them the care they need.
Consider → Memory Care
Alzheimer’s and dementia care is a unique option dedicated solely to those living with dementia or other forms of memory impairment. It can be utilized when an individual’s condition progresses beyond the care available from a family member. At Uplands Village, our memory care program combines professional personal and medical care with intentional wellness programming to create a comprehensive lifestyle of purpose and meaning.
Your parent or family member is living with a degenerative, progressive condition that impacts their overall wellness. You used to care for them, but now they require round-the-clock medical attention that you may not be trained to carry out.
Consider → Long-Term Care
Long-term care, often called Skilled Nursing, is a senior living option for those who require 24/7 medical attention. Medical directors and physicians work together to create a unique care plan for each resident, including tailored medical, dietary, and social aspects.
Understanding Your Options
Everyone’s situation is unique, and these are just a few examples of the kind of situations and lifestyles that we cater to at Uplands Village. Moving into a senior living community is a significant life change, so it’s essential that you choose the right community, the right location, and the right level of care. It’s important to understand your options and understand your personal situation, your needs (current and future), and your wants. Having a complete understanding of what’s available will ensure that you find the best living situation possible for yourself or your family.
As a Life Plan Community, Uplands Village offers care to individuals at every stage of the senior living journey. So whether you’re newly retired and looking for an adventure, seeking community and daily care, or if you need full-time support, we have a home for you.
Our spacious campus in Cumberland County, Tennessee, allows residents to move through lifestyle changes with confidence, familiarity, and stability. To discover more about lifestyle options at Uplands Village, we invite you to visit our website!