Senior Living: Fitting Residents Unique Needs


The Lodge at Greeley

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Dec 06, 2022


Colorado - Northern Colorado

Senior living has changed rapidly in the last few years. Gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all approach. Now senior living communities across the country are tasked with providing not only top-notch service, but offerings that fit each resident’s unique needs. Generally, there are three main types of services that senior living communities offer: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Independent Living

Independent Living is best for people who can still live independently but want to enjoy amenities and live life without the burden of chores like maintaining a yard or home, housekeeping, and cooking. This option is great for those desiring socialization within a community

Assisted Living

Assisted Living is best for people who need some level of personal assistance in their day-to-day lives. This is a great option for people who are no longer able to live alone but may not need 24/7 care. Assisted Living offers supportive help with Activities of Daily Living and medications and includes coordination with medical providers.

Memory Care

Memory Care provides a more structured environment and is for residents who have Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. This option is for those needing the staff, surroundings, and programming specific to supporting those living with dementia.

When do you know it is time to look into senior living?

Determining when it’s the right time to look into senior living options can be difficult. Seniors can feel as though they are losing their independence or freedom. Here are some signs that it’s time to consider how senior living can provide a helpful hand to achieving a happy and active life:

·         Increased number of falls or injuries

·         Not taking medications correctly

·         Difficulty with daily activities such as bathing or using the bathroom

·         Unsafe behaviors such as leaving the stove on, or exterior doors left open

·         Inability to manage home or yard upkeep

·         Progressing medical conditions

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Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Carissa Brown, Executive Director with The Lodge at Greeley. For more information she may be reached at 970-393-5700 or by email at

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