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Independent vs Assisted Living: Which One is Right for My Loved One?

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It’s never easy to determine whether or not it’s time to consider senior living options for your parents or loved one. You might have noticed some minor changes in their behavior, or that they’re having difficulties completing some daily activities on their own.

Seeing these changes can leave you wondering if your parents would benefit from moving into a senior living community. But what type of community and level of care is best for them? Two common types of care include independent living and assisted living.

What is Independent Living?

Independent living is an ideal living option for seniors who are able to live on their own but would benefit from tasks like home maintenance being taken care of for them. When seniors join an independent living community, they will be able to maintain their independent lifestyle with minimal assistance.

At Fellowship Senior Living, our approach to independent living allows your parents to live an inspired, active lifestyle on our beautiful, 72-acre wooded campus. Our independent living community is full of engaging things to do, including wellness programs, creative and educational classes and entertainment events. The monthly service fee for independent living residences includes:

  • A flexible meal plan
  • Housekeeping
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • BRAVO Wellness Program
  • Trash collection
  • Interior and exterior maintenance,
  • And much more!

To learn more about our independent living options, floor plans, services and amenities, click here.

What is Assisted Living?

In an assisted living community, your parents would still be able to live an independent lifestyle, but the care that’s available to them goes beyond just home maintenance. In contrast to independent living, assisted living is an option that provides your parents with a combination of both personal and health care services and housing options all designed to help them complete daily activities and maintain a high level of independence.

An assisted living community provides your parents with additional assistance and health care services that allows them to live a safe, comfortable lifestyle.

When your loved one joins an assisted living community, they will receive a personalized care plan, have access to health-related services and care services, and 24-hour supervision. We offer all residents an expanded array of healthcare services that include:

  • Registered nurses on site 24 hours a day
  • On-site dietician
  • Physical therapy
  • One-to-one services
  • On-site medical center
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy

To learn more about our assisted living program, please fill out the form on this page.

Experience a Life Plan Community at Fellowship Senior Living

At Fellowship Senior Living, we understand that determining the best senior care for your parents can be an emotional and strenuous process. That’s why we’re happy to offer you and your parents the option of a Life Plan Community, where they can receive care as their needs change over time.

Fellowship Village is a premier senior living Life Plan Community located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Our Life Plan Community offers your loved one a vibrant, rich lifestyle on our vast 72-acre wooded campus. Your loved one can enjoy a variety of educational, cultural and wellness activities, all while forging new friendships right on campus.

Our Life Plan Community provides care for every stage of aging, allowing your parents to age in place knowing that they will be able to receive the care they need without having to leave our campus. We provide Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and medical, physical therapy, wellness and specialty services.

Your parents will never have to worry about seeking out care as their needs change, as they’ll be able to enjoy peace of mind knowing they’re able to remain at Fellowship Village as they age in place. Contact us today at 908-580-3840 to learn more about our vibrant senior living options.