Is Independent Senior Living Right for You?
When you think of senior living communities, you probably think of long term care or assisted living. While those can both be great options for the people who need them, Summerset Senior Living would like you to know that there are other options for active seniors who don’t need that level of care. For active seniors, independent living can be the perfect way for them to get the support they need while still maintaining an independent lifestyle. Now that Summerset Senior Living is expanding our independent senior living services to our Lincoln, California community, we thought it would be the perfect time to tell you about this relatively new concept in senior living and why it may be exactly what you’re looking for!
What is Independent Senior Living?
Assisted living, long term care, and memory care are designed to provide for the needs of seniors who may have difficulty performing the activities of daily living, or who require medical support that can’t be provided at home. Some seniors may not need that same level of care but may still have difficulty with activities like home maintenance, meal preparation, and transportation. Independent senior living communities can allow these seniors to continue leading an active lifestyle without having to worry about things like mowing the lawn, making food, and doing laundry.
Independent senior living communities like Summerset Rancho Cordova / Gold River and our new location in Lincoln, CA offer various living arrangements and amenities including planned social activities, day outings, live music, ice cream parlor, movie theater, dining options, putting green, sports bar, and more! Our independent senior living community is like a self-contained city just for people age 55 and older!
Licensed independent senior living communities offer additional benefits and services that you can’t get at a standard apartment or non-licensed independent living community. In a non-licensed building, staff members are not legally able to provide aid if you should require emergency care; the management can only call 911 or your emergency contact. At a licensed independent senior living community (like Summerset’s communities in Lincoln, CA and Rancho Cordova/Gold River) staff members can provide assistance to Independent Living residents as necessary. You will not need to move to another community or hire a private caregiver if your needs change. This means that you will be able to maintain the lifestyle and friendships you have developed with other residents and staff in your community, even if you find yourself needing a greater level of care.
Why Choose Independent Senior Living?
There are so many reasons why our residents choose independent senior living, but here are a few of the most common ones:
- Social Opportunities – With planned events and outings, dining areas, bars, and more, you’ll have plenty of chances to meet new friends in an independent senior living community. In many cases, our residents end up socializing much more than they did when they were living at home!
- Ease of Living – Let’s face it; nobody likes doing chores. For some seniors, home maintenance activities can even be dangerous. In an independent senior living community, landscaping, laundry, cooking, and cleaning can all be taken care of for you so you’ll have more time and energy to enjoy your golden years.
- Healthy Lifestyle – As we get older, it’s more important than ever to maintain good health. That means getting regular exercise, paying attention to your diet, and relaxing when you need it. Summerset’s independent senior living community has a gym, physical therapy room, spa room, healthy dining options, and much more. We make staying healthy seem like a fun vacation!
- Access to Medical Care – Depending where you live, an ambulance could take as many as 15-30 minutes to arrive. In our independent senior living communities, an in-room emergency alert system and alert pendants mean that medical care is just minutes away when you need it.
For these reasons and more, independent senior living may be the perfect option for you. If you’d like to know more about independent living at our Rancho Cordova or Lincoln, CA communities or any of our other accommodations, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Call (916) 619-0494 to find out more, or head over to our contact page and fill out the simple contact form.