When it comes to deciding if retirement living is the right step for you, it is important to determine whether independent living or assisted living in a VRS retirement community is better for you and your needs at this current point in your life. You should gain a better understanding of the two types of care in order to determine which would better suit your lifestyle.
What is independent living for seniors?
Independent living is the preferred type of care for seniors who are able to do most things by themselves. This includes taking care of themselves without the need of assistance from someone else. This retirement lifestyle also includes added services such as housekeeping, maintenance, and meal preparation so you can relax and enjoy retirement living.
What is assisted living for seniors?
Assisted living is recommended for seniors who may need more assistance with their daily routine such as personal care services like bathing and dressing. One of the benefits of living at an independent retirement community is that additional routine care can be arranged for you within our community, should you require it now or in the future.
The benefits of living at an independent community vs an assisted living community in a VRS retirement community:
An active and social retirement atmosphere
You never have to worry about being lonely or not having anyone to talk to when you are living at a VRS seniors community. There are many residents you can spend time and form friendships with in the active environment, whether it is in a common area such as the dining room or even other areas on-site.
Daily services and on-site amenities
One of the biggest benefits of independent living in comparison to assisted living is the freedom seniors are able to maintain while they don’t have to worry about small, tedious everyday tasks such as cooking or housekeeping. Home maintenance is also taken care of, while there is also 24/7 staff and security available in case of emergencies.
Organized recreational activities
While living at a VRS independent retirement community, you have recreational activities scheduled daily to keep you preoccupied and active. As you have more time on your hands during your stay here, you can try a variety of different activities that range from physical, cognitive, social and much more.
If you’re looking for a seniors retirement community with VRS that offers a variety of recreational activities, we are here for you. Feel free to contact us to inquire if we offer assisted living services at any VRS location. Call 604-731-1020 to arrange a tour at one of VRS’s warm and friendly independent seniors communities.