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April 25, 2023

Assisted Living vs. Independent Living: Choosing the Right One for You


Senior living can be difficult to navigate, moving from your home into a new place can feel bewildering, but here at Delmanor, we’re here to help! We offer a wide range of services for our residents and allow each resident to tailor their living experience however they like. We encourage residents to bring furniture and décor so their space at Delmanor feels like home.

You may be moving into a senior living facility for a number of reasons: perhaps you want a tight-knit community of people around you, or maybe you need a little extra help in your day-to-day life. Whatever it may be, Delmanor can’t wait to be your new home. As you’re browsing our website, you might see the term “assisted living” as well as the term “independent living,” and below, we will hash out what each means to help you make the best choice for your needs.

What are the Differences?

Since our living experience can be tailored to fit your needs, the lines between assisted living and independent living can overlap here at Delmanor, but here are some of the major differences:

Level of Independence

A resident looking for an assisted living situation is ready for a little extra help with daily tasks like running errands, cleaning their space, or even getting dressed. We have a professional team that is happy to assist you however you need. A resident that wants an independent living experience still wants to own their day-to-day life with as much independence as possible. Perhaps they enjoy running errands or find cleaning therapeutic. Wherever you are on this spectrum, there’s a home for you at Delmanor.

Community Programming

In an independent living situation, it may very well be that a resident wants to be surrounded by other seniors so they can enjoy a more bustling social life with ease. In assisted living, there is often programming that is put on by the facility such as game nights, social events, and mixers so that the residents don’t have to lift a finger to have fun. Again, Delmanor can accommodate both sides of the coin, or even offer a mix of each!

Services Available

In traditional independent living facilities, you might notice that there are fewer staff and services offered, such as laundry or grocery shopping. Since Delmanor Elgin Mills can accommodate assisted living situations, we have 24/7 on-site staff as well as emergency response team members in case anything goes wrong. We also offer wellness classes and dining options.

One-Size Doesn’t Fit All

Every person is different, and all of our residents have different needs that we do our best to accommodate. We pride ourselves on providing a flexible living experience that can be tailored to perfectly fit what you need.

If you’re looking for independent living, assisted living, or somewhere in the middle, we’d be happy to discuss your options with you! Don’t hesitate to give us a call or book a tour to learn more about the place that could (and would love to!) be your next home.

Retirement Living at Delmanor

Delmanor Retirement Living communities are a great fit for individuals looking for a living space that prioritizes the health and happiness of their residents. At Delmanor, residents enjoy hotel-style amenities and services for peak comfort and wellness.

Delmanor’s LivingWell program provides residents with a variety of opportunities designed to stimulate their minds and enrich their spirits as part of a happy and healthy retirement living experience.

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