Independent living is for active older adults who desire a maintenance-free lifestyle while assisted living is for persons who may require some support and assistance to maintain an independent lifestyle. Basic services in independent living include dining options (typically continental breakfast and choice of lunch or dinner daily) housekeeping, building and grounds maintenance, a calendar of activities and scheduled transportation. Independent living is for older adults who are:
• Capable of residing alone
• Able to recognize their own health, medical, financial and legal needs
• Capable of performing everyday tasks independently
Looking to free themselves of the responsibilities of home ownership and maintenance Assisted living is a lifestyle that benefits older adults who can no longer live alone, but who don’t need the intensive services of a nursing home. At an assisted living community residents enjoy the independence and pleasure of living in their own home, with the added comfort of 24-hour supportive services, if needed. Persons may benefit from assisted living if they:
• Wish to maintain their independence, but can’t manage alone
• Need some assistance with everyday activities, like dressing, bathing or grooming
• Need help managing their medications
• Desire companionship and social interaction
Parkside communities have vehicles that make regularly scheduled trips to local establishments such as stores, banks, medical facilities and places of worship. Vehicles are also used for planned social and recreational events. For an additional fee, individually scheduled transportation may be available.
There is an assortment of programs and events for residents’ enjoyment from book reviews to movie classics, theatre outings to gardening, exercise classes and art instruction. However, because we promote personal choice and independence, there’s never any pressure to participate. Residents will receive a monthly calendar of events. Programs vary from community to community based on the interests of the residents.