Differences Between Independent Living and Assisted Living Memory Care

Everyone’s needs are different, and it becomes more apparent with age just how important it is to have a plan in place for the future.

For older adults and their family members, senior living communities can be a helpful solution to finding both an active lifestyle and care services, all in one place. 

If you’re beginning to explore senior living options for yourself or a loved one, consider a community like Sedgebrook.

We’re a Life Plan Community in Lincolnshire, Illinois, that structures our senior lifestyle a bit differently from other communities. With independent living and our assisted living memory care offering, you’ll have access to a worry-free lifestyle and receive the comprehensive, personalized care you need.

Learn more about the differences between independent living and assisted living memory care at Sedgebrook below.

Everything you need to know about independent living at Sedgebrook

Independent living residents experience more at Sedgebrook than they would at other retirement communities because we do things differently. 

Instead of adapting your lifestyle to our community, we operate the other way around. We’ll mold our community to you. Whatever you seek in your retirement, rest assured you’ll be able to pursue it here while you live independently and completely maintenance-free. 

Here’s a quick overview of what our independent living offers:

  • Apartment homes personalized to your budget, needs, and unique tastes for a single monthly cost that covers all aspects of living
  • Services and amenities that make life more convenient and enjoyable, including:
    • 24-hour fitness center and aquatics center with pool and hot tub
    • Creative arts studio
    • Hair salon and barbershop
    • Climate-controlled walkways
    • Door-to-door dry cleaning
    • Custom interior design service
    • Full-service, private concierge physician services
    • A variety of dining choices
    • And more daily benefits
  • Engaging activities and more than 90 clubs and organizations to join

As we mentioned before, Sedgebrook is a Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). 

This means that when you join our community as an independent living resident, you’ll receive security for the future if your health needs change. Our on-campus wellness team performs health assessments to help you determine when another level of care, like assisted living memory care, skilled nursing, or home health care, is needed. If so, you’ll receive the care you need right here on campus.

Next, we’ll detail what you can expect from our assisted living memory care community and how it differs from independent living.

What is assisted living memory care?

If our physicians and wellness team officially diagnose you or a loved one with memory loss, you’ll be eligible to move into our on-campus, certified assisting living memory care program at Radford Green Health Care and Rehabilitation.

This designated residence provides daily assistance, and around-the-clock individualized care from dementia specialists. 

Assisted living memory care in Lincolnshire at Radford Green includes:

  • Help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, medication management and mobility.
  • 24/7 nursing, internists, and Alzheimer’s care specialists
  • Private residential suites
  • Secure outdoor garden courtyard
  • Daily housekeeping and fitness programs
  • Cognitively stimulating activities
  • Full-service dining room

You don’t have to be an independent living resident at Sedgebrook to move to assisted living memory care. We also welcome outside admissions for those who have been diagnosed with memory loss.

Let’s now recap the key differences between our senior living lifestyles. 

Two major differences between independent living and assisted living memory care at Sedgebrook

  1. Location of medical care.
    For independent living residents, our wellness team can arrange in-home health services and assistance during periods of illness or injury recovery. For residents with more extensive needs, care is provided in our assisted living memory care Radford Green Health Care and Rehabilitation center.
  2. Style of residence.

In independent living, choose from any of the following floor plans:

  • One bedroom/one bathroom
  • One-bedroom/one and a half bathroom with den
  • Two bedroom/one bathroom
  • Two bedroom/two bathroom
  • Two bedroom/one and a half bathroom
  • Two bedroom/two bathroom with den

In assisted living memory care, choose private studio/one-bathroom or one-bedroom/one-bathroom floor plans.

Aside from how and where residents receive medical care and the floor plans available in each lifestyle, we encourage all residents to live as independently as possible. 

Everything you could ever want for a worry-free future is available to you at Sedgebrook. With access to a continuum of care and a variety of services, amenities and programs, our community is here to provide support in any way you need it.

Find the right senior living lifestyle for you or a loved one.

At Sedgebrook, independent living and assisted living memory care are two lifestyle options that meet different needs. Whichever suits you best, rest assured that you’ll find comfort, convenience and care in every aspect of living. Learn more about senior living in Lincolnshire and say hello to your new beginning.

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