What to Look for When Picking a Senior Living Community

There are many reasons why someone chooses to live at a senior community. To make acceptance of the move as easy as possible, the senior living community in question should tick off all your boxes. Not all senior communities are created equal, and you will find that your loved one will not feel at home in every facility you visit.  With that being said, our team at Lester Senior Living in Whippany, NJ has put together a list of what to look for when picking a senior living community.

How does the senior community help residents maintain their independence?

Great senior living communities prioritize the independence of their residents. At Lester for instance, seniors in the independent living apartments are in a physically separate building with others of similar mental and physical acuity. Furthermore communities like Lester provide support with ADL’s (activities of daily living), i.e. daily chores like cooking, cleaning, managing medications and getting dressed for the day so its a step up from over 55 apartment living while still having an independent lifestyle.. With this support in place, your mom or dad has more time to pursue activities they truly want to do. Have they ever wanted to learn how to do crafts, paint, learn to dance, take extended learning courses, watch classic movies?

All of these and much more are possible at Lester Independent Living.

Does the senior community offer different levels of care?

Nobody wants to move twice. What we’re getting at is, the transition to senior living should only be made once if you choose the right community that offers different levels of comprehensive care inside the same campus. This is why leading facilities, like Lester Senior Living, offer scalable services like independent living, assisted living and advanced memory care. This allows older adults to stay in the comfort of their own community, even if their care needs change. If a higher level of support like memory care is required, they can easily transition to a specialized wing at the same facility.

Does the senior community offer different ways to be active?

Staying active is key to maximizing your independence, and quality of life  as a senior. Modern senior living communities understand this notion completely, and have stepped up to the plate in regards to the different activities they offer senior residents on a weekly – or even daily – basis. At Lester Senior Living, our activity directors create a calendar each month that highlights different activities, clubs and events taking place on site. Some of our crowd favorites include chair dancing, zumba and “stretch & flex.” We also have a dedicated fitness center on site that residents can frequent at any time if class isn’t in session.

Active and Fulfilling Senior Living in Morris County, NJ

Here at Lester Senior Living, our mission is to help each of our seniors maintain their independence, while receiving the necessary support they need. Assisted living supports can be scaled as necessary to accommodate your loved one’s personal and medical care needs. With more time to devote to their interests, your senior parents can take advantage of the many activities, clubs and special events we hold on a monthly basis.

To learn more about active senior living in Morris County, please contact us today or visit our website at: https://jchcorp.org/

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