independent living: a lifestyle on your terms
October 10, 2022
Make the most of your retirement in an independent living community. While it may be difficult to consider giving up your current home, it’s important to understand the advantages of independent living and how they support your lifestyle goals.
Enjoy Independence Without Responsibility
Independent living communities employ staff responsible for household chores, laundry, lawn care, gardening and maintenance. You can enjoy the privacy and convenience of a private living space without worrying about maintaining its appearance and upkeep. Embassy Healthcare also has executive and sous chefs who make restaurant-style meals if you prefer not to cook. That gives you more free time to pursue your favorite hobbies and activities during your retirement.
Choose a Living Space that Suits Your Needs
Independent living floor plans come in various sizes. If you’re looking to downsize and move into a quaint, cozy apartment, this type of community living is a good option. There are also larger suites with a small kitchen and extra space if you want to entertain family and friends. Independent living communities provide privacy for your personal space and communal locations for dining and activities.
Live and Socialize in a Relaxing Environment
You won’t have to worry about noisy neighbors in an independent living community. You’ll reside near people close in age to yourself who may share similar life experiences. You’re only responsible for yourself and doing what makes you happy. Join in various group activities, clubs, social gatherings and seasonal events. This type of community allows you to engage as much as you wish, so you don’t have to worry about feeling lonely or isolated.
Find Time for Travel
You’ll have more time to visit family and friends, travel to local and regional attractions and plan for adventures since you won’t have to worry about housework and cooking. And the money you save on home maintenance and yard services can go toward your travel fund.
Embassy Healthcare’s independent living communities also offer transportation services, so you don’t have to maintain your own vehicle or pay for gas. We offer various scheduled group outings to shops, museums and other entertainment.
Boost Your Physical Fitness and Wellness
You have the freedom to pursue physical fitness on your terms and at your own pace. Embassy Healthcare offers onsite fitness centers and wellness instructors to help you stay motivated and succeed. Independent living communities have group classes for yoga, water aerobics, cycling, golfing and walking. Staying active can help you retain physical independence and reduce your risk of chronic disease, injury and infection.
Take Advantage of Convenient Healthcare
While you may not require assistance with medical care on a daily basis, you’ll still have access to comprehensive health services in an independent living community. Trained medical staff are available around the clock to provide you with the medical support required to live a comfortable lifestyle.
Embassy Healthcare’s clinical capabilities include the following:
- Physician services
- Therapy programs
- Physical training
- Lab work and X-rays
- Medical transport