According to Diane Reier, Lifestyle Specialist at Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights, moving to an Assisted Living community might just be the best new chapter in a senior’s life.
“As paradoxical as it sounds, moving to Assisted Living can actually mean a more active, independent and fulfilling life for many seniors,” she says. The reason why can be found in its name: Assisted Living. “As we age, daily activities can sometimes become more taxing or more difficult. Maybe you’re not able to keep the house as clean as you like. Or perhaps you’re becoming more tentative and worried about things like slipping in the shower or falling down the stairs. But at the same time, you don’t need or want around-the-clock care. You’re still relatively independent and active, and you’d like to be more so.”
The perfect solution, says Diane, is Assisted Living at Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights. “Seniors enjoy a rewarding, engaging lifestyle along with the dignity, privacy and freedom of their own apartment,” she says. “Plus, residents receive assistance and support as much or as little as they need it so they can live as independently as possible in order to enjoy their retirement years. It truly is the best of both worlds.”
The philosophy at Aspired Living, says Diane, is respecting the individual’s desire to remain independent while also graciously serving their personal support needs. “We want you to have it all,” she says. “The privacy you want, as well as the ability to make your own choices and make the most of every day. At Aspired Living, we’ll help you Live Well. Age Well. Be Well. Every day.”
How Aspired Living® Puts the “Assist” in Assisted Living
1. Personalized care tailored to your needs, available 24/7.
One of the downsides of living at home is that, unless you hire an in-home caregiver, assistance isn’t always immediately available. If you need a ride to the store, you have to plan it out in advance with a friend or family member, or you spend money calling a taxi or Uber. If you require assistance getting dressed or bathing, you either have to hire someone to come over every day at a certain time, or you’re at the mercy of other peoples’ schedules. When you move to Aspired Living®, those worries go away. We have a full staff of professional, compassionate caregivers, and someone is available at all times – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, rain or shine, holiday or everyday. That means you get the assistance you need on your desire and schedule, and don’t have to work around someone else’s hours or availability. You also have the benefit of truly personalized care, because you’ll have a dedicated team of professionals who are always tweaking and tailoring your care plan based on your preferences, needs and interests.
2. Professionally prepared, delicious and nutritious meals available anytime.
Even if the kitchen is your favorite room in the house, cooking daily meals can turn a pastime into a chore as you age. Going grocery shopping in and of itself can be plain exhausting. Plus, it just gets boring cooking for yourself all the time. But meal fatigue isn’t something you’ll experience at Aspired Living. Every day, you’ll enjoy chef-prepared meals – whenever you want. Our all-day dining setup means you eat when you’re hungry and when you feel like it. No adhering to strict schedules – our schedule revolves around you. Best of all, you don’t have to shop, prepare, cook or clean up. All you have to do is sit down and enjoy a fresh, delicious, nutritious assortment of dishes that are tailored to your preferences and dietary needs.
3. Staying socially active has never been easier.
We all enjoy spending time with those we care about. And we all enjoy making new friends. That can be hard as we get older, as friends move away or as it becomes harder to get out of the house or coordinate schedules. At Aspired Living, socializing is as easy as stepping out your front door. You’ll find yourself surrounded by others in the same stage of life who are looking forward to enjoying everything the world has to offer...and who can’t wait to share those experiences with you. We want you to be having those experiences as well – after all, that’s the whole philosophy behind our award-winning VIVA!℠ programming. You’ll find a variety of programs, events, activities and more, plus customized experiences developed specifically around your requests, talents and interests. We coordinate everything (even transportation), making it easy for you to say “yes.”
4. Never worry about chores ever again.
They’re called “chores” for a reason ... and seniors can find tasks like cleaning house, raking leaves, shoveling snow and doing laundry even more of a chore as the years go by. You’ve earned your opportunity to sit back and let someone else take care of those things for you ... and that’s what we do at Aspired Living. Our maintenance staff takes care of everything, from clearing snow to fixing appliances to maintaining our beautiful community landscaping. That frees you up to spend your time as you wish and enjoy everything that life has to offer at our Assisted Living community.
5. Peace of mind for today and tomorrow.
What happens if your health needs increase? If you need more personalized care over time? What about serious health issues that might require skilled nursing services or rehabilitation? Don’t worry – at Aspired Living, you’ll always have the caring, supportive assistance you need and the vibrant lifestyle you love, no matter how your situation changes. Your personal care plan is reviewed on a regular basis, allowing us to make adjustments as needed in order to let you live your best life possible. For those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss, we offer caring assistance with our A Knew Day® Memory Support, allowing you to truly age in place in a home you know and love.
Live Well Beyond Ordinary at Aspired Living®
Offering Independent, Assisted Living and A Knew Day® Memory Support, Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights is a distinctive senior living community designed to offer seniors residing in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs area a fresh alternative to “typical” senior living communities.
Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights provides residents with the ideal balance of personalized support, dignified privacy and enhanced independence complemented by luxurious amenities and our life-enriching, award-winning VIVA!SM programming by Pathway to Living®.
Managed by Pathway to Living®, an innovator in senior living, Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights offers the choice of a private studio or a one- or two-bedroom apartment and the beauty of a brand new community, stunningly appointed and decorated for unsurpassed comfort and style by the award-winning senior living design firm, Thoma-Holec Design, Inc.
For more information, please call Diane or Janette, Lifestyle Specialists, at 224-300-4760.
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