The Changing World of Retirement Communities

by | Feb 14, 2014 | Health

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It was not that many years ago that older people who found themselves unable to fully manage their daily needs were given two options. They could either move in with family members, or if that was not possible, they had to go to “a home.”

At that time a home could be either a boarding home or a nursing home. Boarding homes were smaller establishments with fewer clients in which everything from the living space to the dining room and bathrooms were used communally while each resident simply had their own bedroom.

Nursing homes were reserved for those people who needed a higher standard of medical care. Many nursing homes were reputable places with excellent medical services, but they were often sterile and lonely places.

Eventually people realized that older adults needed and deserved something better. That is how assisted living facilities came to be. These wonderful Retirement Communities allowed people to have their dignity and freedom while enjoying the security of assistant for the things they needed help with.

Elk Ridge Village Active Retirement Community is an example of the best that Retirement Communities have to offer. There are both assisted living facilities and independent living facilities within the same community.

These individual units allow people to have their privacy and maintain their freedom and independence while still being where their physical needs are met. It also gives them the opportunity to socialize and meet new people even if they are unable to travel.

The community is loaded with amenities. They have their own clubhouse with a dining room and beautiful lake view. There is also an on-site salon and barbershop, fitness center and a lounge. Residents can have lunch in the deli, borrow a book from the library or use on of the computers in the computer lab.

Residents in the assisted living facility will have 24 hour staff with a Registered nurse on duty overnight. They also have planned activities and outings and can arrange transportation to and from any medical appointments.

The improvements in elder care have made aging much more enjoyable and graceful. Today seniors can enjoy the retirement years they have worked so hard to reach. Contact Elk Ridge Village to arrange a tour for yourself or a loved one.



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