Studies show that seniors who move into a retirement community sooner rather than later are healthier and happier than those who wait on a crisis to occur to begin the transition. According to agingcare.com, “This move may help keep your elderly loved one healthier, safer and perhaps even happier. After an initial adjustment period, many seniors find that they truly appreciate the higher level of support as well as the added opportunities for socialization, dining and activities.” Most seniors admit that they wished they had made the move to a senior living community sooner.
Sometimes it is hard to tell when you or your aging loved one needs to consider a senior living community. Increased accidents can occur more frequently with seniors, and they have a harder time recovering. It is important to consider increased accidents or trips to the emergency room over the past year.
Another contributing factor is someone who doesn’t leave home often for reasons like mobility issues, transportation or health conditions. This lack of independence can cause general malaise and depression due to lack of socialization.
Senior living communities are also great for seniors who have a hard time keep up their homes. Often the maintenance and housework are just too much. Senior living communities like The Windsor offer residents options and care options to help with activities of daily living that can seem overwhelming.
Making the decision to move a loved one into an independent or assisted living facility is difficult at best. Children want to take care of their parents, but it often hard to care for them when most people work and have demanding family schedules. It is important to use tact and plan your conversation. As you begin to look keep your parent(s) involved in the process. They need to understand they aren’t losing independence but gaining independence. Here at The Windsor, we offer residents transportation to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, banking, nail salon, community outings to parks, casinos, and cultural events. All of this, in addition to a multitude of other activities, is offered to residents.
Yes. Our apartments at The Windsor are our residents’ homes. Bring your favorite furniture or buy new and start fresh. Residents decide how they want to decorate their space. The Windsor offers studio, one bedroom and two bedroom/two bath apartment options.
We do not allow pets to live in our facility; however, pets can certainly visit our residents.
The Windsor offers beautifully remodeled apartments, a pond with wildlife, exercise classes, full-service salon, large activity room, chapel, restaurant-style dining, library, game room, billiards room and arts and crafts room. Services include scheduled transportation and community outings, weekly housekeeping, and apartment maintenance to name a few. Presentations for continuing education and music are available at The Windsor monthly making them accessible to residents who are not able to go out and about.
Assisted Living services offer residents assistance with daily living activities like dressing, bathing, medication management. Our residents obtain these services in the privacy of their apartment homes, and their apartments are intermingled with independent living apartments.
Most policies do help cover the costs of Independent and Assisted Living; however, you will need to check with your insurance provider to verify the coverage.
If your parents are a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, they may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. For complete details, go to www.benefits.va.gov.