What Matters Most When Choosing an Independent Living Community?

Published: November 20, 2021

As older adults, we love all the bells and whistles that come with moving into a senior living community. Of course, there is a differentiation between luxury living and simple living. You may not receive all those bells and whistles with the latter. Although some of us seek the simple life, having extra benefits of a new living situation doesn’t hurt. And in truth, it helps add a little happiness to our lives. 

But many seniors searching for an Independent Living community already have an idea of what features and services they want included with their new home. 

What features matter the most? We take a look at what we’re seeing and hearing from our residents at The Residences at Plainview. 

An Impressive Private Apartment

Seniors who have the opportunity to live independently choose from a variety of apartments that are available in the community. This could include one- or two-bedroom apartments with one or more bathrooms. At The Residences at Plainview, we offer a wide range of styles within our spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each of the apartments is designed with modern features that make them contemporary and meet any decor preferences. Seniors will be proud of their new home and will want to remain social

Safety and Security for All Seniors

A senior community should be a safe and secure place to live. Communities should be protected 24-hours a day with staff closely monitoring for any threats. 

All apartments have proper locking mechanisms from entering such as electronic key cards. With measures like these in place, seniors can feel safer choosing this community as their new home. 

A Place to Socialize With Friends

Clubhouses and lounges give seniors a great way to socialize and meet up with their friends or family. Socialization is important for all seniors and could improve their health and longevity. It’s a great opportunity to make friends, especially at The Residences at Plainview where there are seemingly endless common areas, lounges, and activity rooms to interact. And our expansive dining room is also another great spot to chat and learn about our remarkable residents. Communities like ours host activities, themed parties, events, trips, and gatherings for all residents and give everyone an opportunity to enjoy themselves. 

Laundry Services and Housekeeping 

Seniors can expect a worry-free life living in an Independent Living community, and that includes cleaning!  Residents can request housekeeping services any time and have their laundry sent out, but these services typically are done on a weekly basis.

These services are highly beneficial for seniors who have mobility issues and have trouble bending. The on-site team of housekeeping professionals will manage all the requests and requirements for all tenants living in the community.

Chef-Prepared Meals

Seniors may need help with meal preparation, and they may be on a restrictive diet. We check both of those boxes at The Residences at Plainview. We include three meals per day, prepared by our highly experienced culinary team, plus snacks, and we make sure that everyone’s diets are taken care of. We communicate with your primary physician and other specialists and we listen to the doctor’s orders! 

Faster Assistance to Medical Care and Emergency Services

Medical care and emergency services are a must for all seniors living in communities. Emergencies could emerge at any time, and the staff in the community must act quickly. 

At The Residences at Plainview, we offer optional Life Alert services. We also have wellness areas so that medical personnel can meet on-site and perform services or provide aid as needed. 

A Great Place for Independent Seniors 

The Residences at Plainview By Chelsea Senior Living provides seniors with luxurious resort-style Independent Living  that offers all the creature comforts of home and so much more. The Residences includes spacious apartments with full kitchens, concierge services, a fully equipped gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sports bar, dedicated activity rooms, relaxation lounges, a putting green, and gourmet meals every day served in our dining room. 

Families that are looking for an Independent Living community for a loved one and want to know more about our amenities and services can set up an appointment with us to schedule a tour and discuss more about our apartment availability and options.