When it comes to senior living, all options are not one-size-fits-all. When we hear about senior living, we often hear words like, assisted living, aging in place and a wide variety of terms, but which is best? The answer depends on what the senior’s needs and desires are.
“When it comes time for seniors to look into future care, it’s important for them to list out their wants, wishes and priorities,” says Jalen Ramos, Executive Director of The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living, an assisted living community located in Jackson, New Jersey. “This can often make the difference in choosing the right senior living option. We often ask our residents what they are looking for in an experience. Is it just a need for care and they wish to remain at home? Or do they want to experience an engaging lifestyle with programming, activities and more with the peace of mind of care while never having to make another move? Both options meet the needs of the residents, and fortunately, at The Orchards at Bartley, we are able to provide everything they may need.”
What Are the Key Differences?
- Where You Live. Assisted living provides a wide range of services and amenities to meet the changing care needs of seniors in a community setting. Everything they need is all in one place. When it comes to aging in place, care comes to your front door, in the home you love.
- Services and Amenities. In assisted living communities, housekeeping maintenance, meals and more are included in your monthly fee. However, when residents age in place they often pay for these services on top of their home care services.
- Programming and Activities. Assisted living communities come with an array of programs, activities, outings, social opportunities and more. The risk for isolation is low and many residents enjoy meeting new people, trying new things and embracing a new adventure each day. When it comes to aging in place, it may be harder to socialize, attend your favorite clubs and more as needs change. As needs increase, many tend to find themselves isolated and depressed if they are unable to socialize. This often leads to a move.
- The Need to Move. In many assisted living communities, the care team is able to care for a wide variety of needs, from skilled nursing to dementia care, without needing to make another move. However, aging in place with home care can be another story. Many residents stay at home for a time, however, if care needs increase drastically, assisted living may be necessary. If memory care becomes a concern as well, a memory care community may be the next step, causing the need to move.
To learn more about The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living and our award-winning care and lifestyle, call us today at 732-372-4055.
Worry-Free Living with Dedicated Care and Support
The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living offers an independent lifestyle with an array of services and amenities right on the Bartley Healthcare campus. As a family-owned and privately-run community, we get to know each resident personally, allowing us to customize their level of care to perfectly match their needs while providing them and their families with complete peace of mind.
Here, residents can embrace a fulfilling lifestyle in an elegant setting while experiencing the security and comfort of a qualified, compassionate team. We take care of it all – housekeeping and delicious dining, scheduled transportation, programming to meet varying interests and more – it’s all included with care, so you never need to worry about rising costs! And if care needs change, we offer memory care and a range of award-winning health services on site.
The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living is the perfect place to live independently, with complete peace of mind.
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact our team today at 732-372-4055.