Senior Living - June 5, 2020

Which Senior Living Option is Right for Your Loved One?

We’ve all heard the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. Goldilocks was faced with the challenge of finding out which option was right for her. And while the story teaches us an important lesson, it also shows us how challenging it can be to find what’s right for your personal needs.

That’s kind of how finding the right senior living community can seem, you want to make sure you explore every option for your loved one before they ultimately decide where to call their next home. Choosing the best senior living home for your loved one should feel like eating a perfect bowl of porridge or taking a nap in the most comfortable bed, just right.

At Rivertown Ridge, we’re here to help you understand the different senior living options so that you and your loved one can make an educated decision together that feels just right for the both of you.

Senior Living Options at Rivertown Ridge

At Rivertown Ridge we provide three different senior living options from which residents can choose; independent living, assisted living and memory support. And knowing more about our senior living options can help you decide which level of care is right for you or your loved one.

Independent Living.

Independent living is for seniors that can still live on their own but could benefit from having access to assistance if they need it. When you or your loved one is a part of the Rivertown Ridge independent living community, you’ll have access to things like dining options, medical care, entertainment and other amenities. Our independent living community offers each resident a safe living environment with minimal assistance.

Our independent living community is designed to provide residents a safe environment with minimal assistance. For example, when your loved one joins our community, they will still be able to live in their own space, but they won’t have to worry about things like monthly household maintenance, mowing the lawn or going to the grocery store. If they’re looking to continue their independent lifestyle but get rid of some of the monthly chores they dislike, independent living may be the best option for them to consider.

Independent living is all about helping residents feel like they’re at home, that’s why we offer a variety of spacious floor plans for residents to choose from. We have a total of five different floor plan styles for your loved one to consider including one-bedroom and two-bedroom styles. You can take a virtual tour of all of our floor plans today to get a better feel for which option suits your loved one’s lifestyle.

Some of our on-site amenities in independent living include:

  • Dining options in our contemporary bistro, pub or formal dining room
  • Community fitness center, pool, hot tub and tennis court
  • Walking and hiking trails
  • Fully stocked library
  • Movie theater
  • Community room to gather with friends
  • Craft and activity room
  • Wellness center
  • Learning opportunities that include lectures and classes

For a full list of amenities and services, you can visit our independent living page.

Assisted Living

Assisted living is designed for seniors that struggle with daily activities at home. Residents in our assisted living community are free to live an independent lifestyle, but also have regular assistance and support with daily activities. When your loved one moves into our assisted living community at Rivertown Ridge, you can enjoy a peace of mind knowing that they are in a safe living environment where they are able to fully enjoy their retirement.

We know that it’s important for seniors in assisted living to have the opportunity to maintain their independence. That’s why our assisted living community at Rivertown Ride provides customized service to every single resident. We understand that everyone is unique and that their needs will differ. We work to incorporate the seven dimensions of wellness into your loved one’s daily activities to help them enjoy an overall state of mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

If you or your loved one need help with daily tasks such as getting dressed, bathing, cooking meals or medication management, assisted living could be the right choice. By creating customized care plans for each resident, we are able to provide a more precise, unique approach to the care they receive. We aim to deliver a high-quality lifestyle for residents and offer a variety of services and amenities to do so.

Some of our on-site assisted living amenities include:

  • Support available up to 24-hours a day
  • Social activities
  • Meals prepared by our chefs to provide a well-balanced diet
  • Escorts to meals and activities are available if needed
  • Private dining area and coffee corner
  • Neighborhood pool and luxurious spa suite
  • Multi-purpose room for entertainment
  • Walking paths and gardening areas

To learn more about the services and amenities available, please visit our assisted living page.

Memory Support

Memory support is designed for seniors that are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another form of memory impairment. Our memory care program, Lighthouse Memory Support, provides high-quality care from our team that is specially trained in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Every resident in our Lighthouse Memory Support program receives their own customized care plan to ensure we are providing the exact level of support they need, 24-hours a day. Whether your loved one needs assistance with medication reminders, or supervision – support will always be available when they need it.

If your loved one has started to be more forgetful, experiences shift in their mood or has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, memory care offers the specialized support they need to thrive.

How to Choose the Right Senior Living Option

After reading about the distinct differences between independent living, assisted living and memory support – ask yourself which living option seems best suited for your loved one. Take into consideration your loved one’s needs, wants and expectations.

It might be a good idea to set time aside and talk to them about what they want out of their retirement and determine which senior living option will help them achieve this.

Find Custom Senior Care Options at Rivertown Ridge

At Rivertown Ridge we are proud to offer residents the choice between independent living, assisted living and memory care. Each program offers unique services and care designed to meet specific resident needs.

We welcome you and your loved one to learn more about the different senior living options available at Rivertown Ridge in Wyoming, MI by contacting us today at 616-202-2713.