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Five Benefits of Independent Living

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Living in an independent senior living community is a great option for those who are still autonomous in their daily tasks but are looking for the additional benefits found in senior living communities such as greater social interaction, maintenance-free living and even peace of mind. 

Here are some of the top benefits that independent living offers.

1. Maintenance-free Living

One of the most sought-after perks of independent living is freedom from chores associated with homeownership. No longer are you responsible for cutting the lawn or repairing a leaky faucet. Housekeeping and maintenance employees are available to handle these and other tasks so you can focus on other aspects of life.

Other maintenance-free perks of independent living include: 

  • Full-time maintenance team for around-the-clock repairs
  • Interior and exterior maintenance throughout the community 
  • No costly maintenance bills
  • Easy scheduling of work requests for each resident’s apartment

home care employee cleaning senior living apartment

 

2. All-inclusive Rent

In independent living, the days of multiple bills are long gone. All of your bills — think rent, utilities and even cable — are rolled into one monthly payment, making it simple to keep track of finances.

The overall cost of moving into a community can also be financially beneficial. If you are downsizing from your current home, independent living can help minimize your monthly spending. 

Another cost-friendly tip: Deciding to sell your vehicle to instead utilize the community’s transportation services is another area where you can cut back on your finances.   

RELATED: The Financial Perks Of Senior Living

3. Proper Nutrition

One of the biggest concerns as people age is nutrition, including food quality and the ability to consume the right nutrients.

If cooking isn’t an option whether out of need or want, seniors in independent living have the option to add meal services to their daily requirements. Specifically, StoryPoint is staffed with top Executive Chefs who prepare fresh meals daily. In addition to using only high-quality ingredients, often from local farmers, dietary needs, such as low sodium, can also be met. 

Many communities also employ dietitians who focus on senior nutrition and who can be a valuable resource to ensure that residents are eating a healthy diet and more, including: 

  • Increasing and following daily serving recommendations of vitamins and nutrients
  • Helping seniors understand what a healthy plate looks like
  • Reading and understanding nutrition labels 
  • Choosing healthy eating options to help address individual needs like low energy levels, high cholesterol or weight management

senior living residents at a community event

4. Private — Yet Community-Like — Living

An added benefit of independent living is the balance between enjoying privacy yet also being part of an active senior living community. From participating in the multiple activities taking place around the community every single day to joining in on meal service or taking advantage of exercise facilities and other amenities, seniors can utilize everything the community has to offer as much or as little as desired.

5. Social Interactions

Each stage of life has unique challenges, and as we age, the ability to make new friends can prove difficult. One of the biggest perks of living in an independent community means seniors are surrounded by others in a similar stage of life. And without added responsibilities such as home upkeep or grocery shopping to worry about — plus a team of employees who are dedicated to planning daily activities — it’s easy to connect with like-minded people and reap the benefits of consistent social interactions.

StoryPoint Is Here To Help

Wondering if independent living is the right option for your loved one?  Call 1-855-40-STORY to learn more.

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