When the time comes for a new living situation, it can be a difficult transition and many people understandably worry about losing their autonomy. Many older adults prefer to live on their own, and are afraid of giving up that independence.
Independent living provides active, healthy seniors with the privacy and independence they desire, while still living in close proximity to other seniors. This allows them to socialize with other adults at the same stage in life, with lots of options for events and activities. Independent living at Westwind House also includes three meals per day, and the option for additional care, if and when a senior might need it. All of this is available along with their own private living space.
Moving to an independent living community can be a tough transition for many folks as they age, but planning early allows them to make their own choices. Often, seniors don’t make plans for care or retirement living until after a major health event. When this happens, they often end up having to rely on family to make decisions about their care and housing quickly. Planning ahead can give seniors more control over what life will look like as they age.
The benefit of Westwind House Independent Living is if you need to move to assisted living care, you can do so while staying in your same apartment. This is different than most senior living communities that would require a senior to physically move to a different part of the campus to access assisted living services.
We recommend visiting multiple communities, and picking the one that feels like home. Whether social scene, the activities, the neighborhood, or the overall feel of a place is most appealing, it’s important to go where it feels the most comfortable. Planning for independent living while approaching retirement allows for more flexibility, and prevents feeling like a burden on children or loved ones when it's time.
MAINTAIN YOUR INDEPENDENCE
At Westwind, we pride ourselves on a setting that lets each resident maintain his or her independence. Our community is large enough to have the professional amenities of larger options, while still offering a homey feel, and support 24 hours per day.
Our Independent Living community includes studio and one-bedroom apartments that allow for companion or solo living. All residents have the freedom to make the space their own and maintain their own privacy.
Other amenities include:
- Three delicious homemade meals daily, plus scheduled snacks
- 24-hour emergency call system
- 24/7 staffing
- Housekeeping and laundry services
- Activities, outings, and exercise programs
- Transportation to and from outings and appointments
All of the above is included in your monthly fee. The only additional costs would be for TV/cable and phone or for an optional emergency call button service.
We offer a variety of floor plans for independent living, and competitive pricing, which gives residents the freedom to make the place truly their own on a more affordable budget that works for them and their families.