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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 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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Basics of Reverse Home MortgageA reverse home mortgage is a type of loan that allows homeowners to access a portion of their home equity without having to sell their home or make monthly mortgage payments. Unlike a traditional mortgage, the loan balance of a reverse mortgage increases over time and is typically only repaid when the homeowner sells the home or passes away.Differences from Traditional Mortgage Reverse mortgages do not require monthly mortgage payments, while traditional mortgages do. The loan balance of a reverse mortgage increases over time, while the loan balance of a traditional mortgage decreases over time as payments are made. Reverse mortgages are typically only repaid when the homeowner sells the home or passes away, while traditional mortgages are repaid over a set term. A Financial Solution for Seniors For seniors, a reverse mortgage can be a great financial solution. It allows them to access the equity in their homes without selling or giving up ownership. Reverse mortgages are also a great way to supplement retirement income. They provide a steady stream of funds that can be used to cover living expenses. With a reverse mortgage, seniors can enjoy their retirement years and have peace of mind knowing they have a reliable source of income.Reverse mortgages are also a great way to pass on wealth to heirs. The loan is paid off from the sale of the home, and the remaining equity is passed on to the heirs.Eligible homeowners obtain reverse mortgages for many reasons including: Repairing or modifying the home to meet the physical needs of getting older Supplementing retirement income to meet expenses Managing the costs of in-home care Paying off an existing mortgage Paying increased bills due to inflation and economy Paying property Taxes Delaying Social Security Providing a source of funds for living expenses in lieu of liquidating financial investments during times of market downturn or disruption Helping retirement savings last longer Purchasing a retirement home Recent ClientsA retired couple in their late 60s, John and Susan, were struggling to make ends meet on a fixed income, due to inflation and the cost of living increasing. They had significant equity in their home but were hesitant to sell it and downsize because of the current real estate market. They decided to explore a reverse mortgage as an option to access their home's equity without having to sell it. The reverse mortgage allowed John and Susan to access their home's equity and use the funds to pay off their existing mortgage and cover their increased living expenses. They were able to stay in their home and maintain their quality of life, without having to worry about making monthly mortgage payments. Mary Anne, a retired infusion nurse, suffered some medical challenges and her insurance did not cover all of her additional expenses. She decided a reverse mortgage was her best option. It allowed her funds to seek non-traditonal treatment and was able to eliminate the financial stress in her life, allowing her body to heal.A retired widow in his late 70s, James wants to stay in his home as long as possible. His home was mortgage free and he intends to leave it to his two children who live out of state. The reverse mortgage allowed him to access his home's equity and use the funds to make the modifications to continue staying in the home unassisted.It allows him the peace of mind knowing the has additional money to pay an in-home care giver if and when he needs one.He is able to stay in his own home and now worry about being a burden on his out of state children. He expressed to me that feeling of relief is priceless.This article was submitted by Nicole Cramer with Anchor Funding, Inc. Contact Nicole at 251-349-9891 or email her at email@example.com for more information about whether a reverse mortgage can work for you.
Step into The Gallery at North Port, where the stories of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and vibrant personalities converge to create an unparalleled living experience. Much like a traditional gallery that showcases art to inspire and connect, The Gallery takes this concept further by celebrating the residents themselves as the cherished works of art within its walls.In this unique haven, residents are revered and their stories shared among a close-knit family of friends. The ethos of The Gallery revolves around recognizing that each individual is a masterpiece in their own right, and the community is a canvas that enriches and amplifies their narratives.Celebrating You as the MasterpieceAt The Gallery, every resident is recognized as a unique masterpiece. The community celebrates the diversity of stories, backgrounds, and experiences, fostering an environment where residents feel appreciated and valued for their individuality. The Gallery's team understands that personal stories are the heartbeats of the community, and they are dedicated to adapting and catering to individual preferences, ensuring that residents continue to lead lives on their own terms.Different Levels of Lifestyles and CareOne of the hallmarks of The Gallery at North Port is its commitment to offering various levels of lifestyles and care, recognizing the distinct needs and preferences of each resident. Whether residents seek independence, personalized support, or specialized memory care, The Gallery provides tailored options that allow vibrant connections to flourish while ensuring that every day holds something new and enriching to become a part of their unique story.Spaces That Embrace ConnectionThe Gallery isnt just a place to reside; it's a canvas that invites vibrant connections and meaningful interactions. Its enticing spaces are designed to foster gatherings and appreciation, not just of the physical environment but of the greatest masterpiece the residents themselves. From cozy corners to community areas buzzing with activity, every space encourages residents to engage, connect, and celebrate lifes moments together.Enriching Lives Through Shared ExperiencesHere, life is a canvas waiting to be painted with shared experiences. Residents are invited to embark on a journey where every day unfolds new chapters in their stories. Whether it's engaging in creative activities, savoring culinary delights, participating in events that inspire, or simply enjoying conversations with friends, The Gallery ensures that each moment contributes to a richer, more vibrant tapestry of life. The Gallery at North Port stands as a testament to celebrating individuality, fostering connections, and providing a canvas for residents to live their lives as the cherished works of art they are. In this community, every story is revered, and every resident is the masterpiece that enriches the greater narrative of this vibrant living experience.
Nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of North Port, The Gallery stands as a testament to a senior living community that not only values individuality but also offers an array of care options to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of its residents. With a commitment to providing a continuum of care, The Gallery ensures that residents write their own stories, embracing vibrant lifestyles supported by compassionate and tailored assistance.Independent Living: Crafting Your NarrativeIndependent living at The Gallery means embarking on a journey where residents script their own narratives, surrounded by abundant options for enriching experiences each day. Its about joining a community of like-minded individuals who value creativity, freedom, and choice. Residents can be as social or private as they wish, fostering connections within the community and inviting family and friends to partake in the exciting experiences North Port has to offer.Here, residents revel in a lifestyle that encourages independence while having access to a rich tapestry of amenities and activities, embracing the freedom to curate their own unique stories each day.Assisted Living: Personalized Support and Enriching ExperiencesRecognizing the diverse needs of residents, The Gallery's Assisted Living program takes a personalized approach, honoring each individual's present circumstances and fostering a supportive environment. Through tailored plans of support and wellness, the dedicated team at The Gallery becomes an integral part of residents' stories, nurturing a sense of engagement, connection, and fulfillment.Residents receive the support they need to continue embracing a fulfilling lifestyle. By facilitating new life experiences, promoting activity, and fostering meaningful connections, The Gallery ensures that residents not only receive assistance but also thrive in a community that values their unique journey and contributions.Memory Care: Nurturing Unique Journeys with DignityThe Gallerys Memory Care program recognizes the uniqueness of each individual's journey and the challenges posed by cognitive conditions. The care team operates in real-time, understanding and honoring residents' strengths and abilities. The focus isnt solely on the challenges but on creating opportunities for social engagement and participation in both planned and spontaneous activities.Cognitive challenges can impact everyday living, and The Gallery places great importance on respecting and honoring each resident who becomes a part of its extended family. Through personalized care, stimulating activities, and a compassionate approach, the Memory Care program aims to provide an environment where residents can thrive and find moments of joy and connection amidst their journey.This article showcases The Gallery at North Port's commitment to offering a continuum of care, encompassing Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care services, ensuring residents find support, engagement, and fulfillment tailored to their unique needs and preferences.
The Lodge at Greeleys Memory Care Neighborhood is designed specifically for residents with Alzheimers, dementia or other memory loss conditions. A single hall opens to an outdoor courtyard that encourages free movement, reduces anxiety and ties in with our communal activity room, sitting areas and dining area. Our team works with families to develop a personal and holistic care plan for each resident, including medication management, and individual apartments are designed with features that cue positive action. As part of our all-inclusive price, residents also enjoy three chef-prepared meals served daily, plus snacks; access to services such as weekly housekeeping and laundry services; amenities including a beauty salon, sunroom and a common kitchen for food-focused resident activities; as well as social activities and programs designed to encourage socialization and engagement. Our beautiful campus is outfitted with advanced technology for safety, security and entertainment, including personal emergency pendants available upon request.
Seniors who value their independence but still need some help with daily tasks will appreciate The Lodge at Greeley Senior Livings assisted living option, which prioritizes an individual's preferences and safety to support resident well-being. With multiple levels of personalized care available, as well as medication management, our team works with families and residents to craft an individualized care plan helping each resident thrive. At The Lodge at Greeley, Assisted Living residents also enjoy their own studio or one-bedroom apartment; restaurant-style dining, with three chef-prepared meals served daily, plus snacks; weekly housekeeping and laundry services and scheduled transportation to appointments; amenities including an exercise room, beauty salon, greenhouse and outdoor dining area; and a robust schedule of wellness programs, life enrichment activities and social events. Located minutes from restaurants, shopping, and amenities, The Lodge at Greeley is a pet-friendly campus outfitted with advanced technology for safety, security and entertainment, including personal emergency pendants.
At The Lodge at Greeley Senior Living, we cultivate an inclusive, energizing, family-like environment where residents are involved, engaged and take pride in giving back to their local community. Our studio and one-bedroom independent living apartments include a full kitchen and provide for an active, fulfilling home life minus the worry of home maintenance and repairs. As part of our all-inclusive price, residents also enjoy restaurant-style dining, with one chef-prepared meal served daily; access to services such as weekly housekeeping and scheduled transportation to appointments; and amenities including an on-site theater, game room, exercise room, beauty salon, greenhouse and outdoor dining area. We also offer a robust schedule of wellness programs, life enrichment activities and social events focused on residents interests and preferences. Located minutes from restaurants, shopping, and amenities, The Lodge at Greeleys pet-friendly campus is outfitted with advanced technology for safety, security and entertainment, including an emergency alert system.