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Helpful senior living resources for making the most of your options

When making a decision about senior living, many questions probably come to mind: Do I need assisted living, or can I live independently? How will I pay for it? What kind of support will my family get? Our senior living resources are here to help you and your family.

When you're considering a move to a senior living community, we want to help you find answers to these important questions. Have a look around, and share these resources with your family. And if you have a question not answered here, find a community to request more information.

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Download our complimentary step-by-step guide to choosing the right senior living community

When faced with the task of searching for senior or retirement living, most people don’t even know where to start. Beginning the process, and then deciding on the right option, can be daunting and cumbersome.

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Getting Started

You think you might need a senior living community, but where do you begin? Let us help guide you on your journey.

Making the Decision

Do I need assisted living?

Brightview Senior Living communities offer a range of options, from Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, to Enhanced Care.

You might want to keep an active life, yet have fewer responsibilities - no more cooking meals, cleaning floors, or washing dishes. In this case, Independent Living is for you.

If you need help with day-to-day activities like mobility or medication management, you might want to consider Assisted Living.

If you or a family member is experiencing memory loss and needs care related to Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, then Dementia Care in our specialized Wellspring Village® neighborhood is the right option for you.

We understand that some seniors have individual needs that require a higher level of care. You’ll receive special attention to your needs in our exclusive Enhanced Care neighborhood, where we provide additional help with things such as catheter care or ostomy care.

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Can I afford senior living costs?

At first, paying for Senior Living might seem expensive, especially if you've lived without paying for a mortgage for some time. It might seem daunting to have a monthly payment again. But while the price tag may seem expensive, consider your resources and think about what you don’t have to worry about.

You may have a house that you can sell. You may have saved for retirement in a 401k or an IRA. You may have a pension plan in place. All of these can be resources for paying for Senior Living.

When you move into senior living, you won't have to worry about utilities, home maintenance, or property taxes. Plus, you'll have 24/7 help if you ever need it. Learn more about the senior living and assisted living costs.

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What senior living community should I choose?

When you determine what type of senior living you're looking for, you'll want to start visiting communities in your area. Plan on spending time at each community. This is the only way you'll truly get a feel for it, meet other residents, and interact with the associates.

In some areas, there may be two Brightview Senior Living communities that are close to each other. Plan on visiting each one. While many of the amenities may be the same, each Brightview community has unique features that give it its own charm and appeal.

How do I plan a move?

If you've lived in your home for several years or decades, you may have rooms filled with items to sort through. Downsizing is a process. Set a timetable and establish goals for when and how you plan to move. You may want to get help from an expert who works with managing the physical and emotional aspects of moving into a smaller home. Visit the National Association of Senior Move Managers for more information.


Health & Wellness

For seniors, healthy eating and regular exercise can increase energy and strength and prolong an active, independent lifestyle.

Health & Wellness

 

The health and wellness of seniors is a critical component of our Vibrant Living program. On this page, you will find articles from trusted sources on topics such as nutrition, the benefits of physical, social, and mental activities, and living your best life while dealing with some of the health issues common to seniors.

Brightview’s innovative SPICE philosophy is the foundation for ongoing wellness efforts and the model on which resident activities are planned. 

Including five holistic elements of wellness –Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Cultural, and Emotional– the SPICE approach uses a blend of programs to create meaningful, healthy, stimulating, and positive lifestyles – for residents and associates.

Brightview Senior Living SPICE in Motion

Residents enjoy a daily calendar full of enriching and inspiring SPICE programs, important for the well-being of people of all ages.

 

Senior Living Resources

Get answers to your questions about senior living, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. These resources have been specially designed for seniors and their families.

Families & Caregivers

It is both a joy and an honor to care for aging parents and loved ones, but there are also many challenges. We've provided resources that can help you understand more about concerns you may have as you begin to consider a move to a senior living community for someone you love. Have a look at the links below, and if you want to discuss anything in more detail please contact a Brightview Senior Living community. Our knowledgeable associates have many years of experience with the challenges of aging, and they will be happy to provide you with additional assistance.

Choose the Lifestyle to meet your needs

Whether you are looking for independent living or assisted living support, or help with managing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia care, the experienced team at Brightview Senior Living offers exceptional, supportive care. No matter which option you choose, you’ll enjoy all the amenities offered in our beautiful community and the full calendar of events that comes with our Vibrant Living program!

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