The Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living

We understand — the world of senior living is sometimes overwhelming. Not only is this an emotional decision to make during your retirement years, but you may also be unfamiliar with the terminology and what exactly senior living means. At Springpoint, we’re here to help. Our expert team is here to walk you through the journey of senior living every step of the way. It is our goal to find a plan that suits your needs and allows you to find comfort and peace of mind.

One aspect of senior living that is important to understand is the levels of senior care. These levels of senior care include independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term care and rehabilitation.

If you’re a senior in relatively good health, you may be curious as to the difference between independent living and assisted living. While we of course will help assess your specific needs, here’s a little more information on these two levels of senior care.

Independent Living vs. Assisted Living

When it comes down to it, independent living and assisted living at Springpoint Life Plan communities offer much of the same amenities and services — but there are a few key differences in the care received.

What is Independent Living for Seniors?

Independent living in a Springpoint senior living community means living well now with a secure plan for your future. It means options that allow you to live your best: a variety of floor plans to choose from, exciting activities to enrich your life and maintenance-free living with daily dining, housekeeping services, transportation and so much more.

Independent living offers an active, independent and engaging lifestyle for older adults looking to free themselves from the burden of home maintenance tasks and the option of healthcare services when need be. Residents enjoy more time to focus on the things they love the most, whether it be a hobby, exploring the local area or spending time with family and friends.

What is Assisted Living for Seniors?

The warm, welcoming assisted living neighborhoods within our continuing care retirement communities blend the right level of care and services. Residents enjoy private, comfortable apartments with access to all the same amenities as residents in our independent living communities. Receive the care you need, right when you need it, plus daily meals, support with light housekeeping tasks, laundry, running errands and a calendar full of life-enriching activities.

Assisted living offers personalized levels of care to help residents experience the highest level of independence possible. Personalized assistance with daily activities from a team of compassionate professionals helps to boost your health and happiness.

Find a Variety of Levels of Senior Care at Springpoint

At Springpoint, our teams at each of our eight continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are here to help navigate you through the process of finding the best solution for you. Our communities offer numerous levels of care, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and memory care. Beyond our Life Plan communities, we even offer home care services and personal care services through Springpoint at Home and a membership program to our CCRCs through Springpoint Choice.

No matter your care needs, we at Springpoint have you covered. Talk to our expert team for yourself and learn more about the lifestyle offered at our Springpoint CCRCs and senior care services. Contact us today.

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