Deciding to sell your home and move into a retirement community is a big decision. It’s normal to feel a mix of emotions—some good and some not so good. The act of moving, itself, is a major life event. But if you’re relocating from your family’s home into a retirement community, you may feel anxious about what the future holds.
At Sweetwater, we understand this fear of the unknown. This is why we make it our mission to provide the support and services our residents need to feel safe, and at home, the moment they arrive!
Although we know you’ll enjoy your spacious apartment home, access to weekly activities and wellness programs, and onsite amenities around every corner, one concern that may still linger is not knowing what happens when your health needs change.
This may, or may not, surprise you, but many people inquire about this very question:
If my health needs change, will I be able to stay at Sweetwater?
At Sweetwater, we offer independent living and assisted living services. That means if your health needs change with age, you won’t need to worry about switching retirement communities.
In fact, you’ll have the same dedicated team there to support and serve you! This also means that the friends and new relationships you’ve formed over the years will remain intact, and you’ll have an even bigger support circle than ever before.
How Do Long-Term Care Facilities Work?
Retirement communities that offer continuing care services allow you to transition to different types of housing and care levels within the same community—as your needs change.
You may begin your journey with us in an independent home or townhome. But as your needs change, you may require additional help with daily activities. In this situation, you may discover that assisted living will greatly benefit your lifestyle.
It’s important to note that within our assisted living program, you’ll have access to 24/7 nursing care but still maintain the freedom and privacy you want. Our assisted living apartments are designed to feel just like your independent apartment home—complete with spacious rooms, modern appliances, and much more!
The only difference is you’ll be able to receive more medical care to support your health and wellness—where and when you need it most. This is a peace of mind every resident deserves, and it’s something you will find at Sweetwater.
Benefits of Long Term Care Facilities
In the past, when someone would begin to develop health problems, or lose his or her independence (e.g., struggling with home maintenance and other daily activities), this individual’s options were limited.
To put it simply, the person would need to sell his or her home and live with family or move into a skilled nursing facility (i.e., nursing home).
Today, independent living and assisted living options are available and provide you with the added benefits:
Professional Care Under One Roof
Seniors have more appealing accommodations to choose from to receive the personalized care they need in a spacious apartment that offers privacy, convenience, and security.
Less Worry. More Living!
Sweetwater can offer more benefits for residents at any stage of life. And each individual is provided with assistance, according to his or her unique needs. In fact, many are pleasantly surprised at the level of services we can provide, including:
- Meal planning
- 24/7 Nursing Care
- Scheduled Transportation
- Respite Services
- Wellness Programs
As health needs change, we change right along with them. This helps make it possible for our residents to enjoy living at Sweetwater longer—while surrounded by friends and our dedicated care team.
Residents also pay significantly less money than they would to receive similar care in a skilled nursing facility.
Everyone is different, which means every person will require a different level of care and support as they get older. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the type of continuing care that best suits you, as an individual.
Though this happens very infrequently, if your health needs become more advanced than Sweetwater can accommodate, we’ll consider all third party options. Our number one goal, however, is for you to remain in the comfort of your home and still receive the care you need.
If you have questions about the benefits of joining Sweetwater’s senior living community, we would be honored to assist you!
Contact our team for more information. If you’d like a sneak peak of our retirement home apartments and amenities, you can browse our website for an overview of what all we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you into your new community, where you’ll be sure to meet great friends and new adventures!