Choosing Between Assisted Living and Independent Living
As your parents and grandparents continue to age, considerations around housing options become more important. For some families, unique circumstances such as poor health and mobility can put limitations on their choices, preventing their senior loved ones from living alone or remaining in their house.
Other families may wish to maintain their independence but aren’t able to because of insufficient funds or an underdeveloped retirement plan. Senior living communities like Hearthstone serve as cost-effective housing solutions that promote personal freedom, while also providing resources that keep your loved ones safe.
Choosing A Senior Living Community
When the time comes to consider moving into a senior living community, understanding the differences between assisted and independent living allows you to make the best possible decision for your family.
Assisted Living Communities
Assisted living communities are intended for those who are no longer able to live on their own because of a disability or condition. For families who are responsible for managing chronic health conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, the cost of hiring a full-time caregiver can be overwhelming, if not impossible to maintain for more than a few months.
With assisted living communities, seniors can maintain their privacy by living in their own space, while also having direct access to medical staff who can administer medication and assist with everyday tasks. At Hearthstone of Beaverton, our assisted living suites are supported by a full-time Registered Nurse who provides caregiving services such as:
- Medication management
- Mobility assistance
- Blood pressure checks
- Checks on blood sugar levels
All of our apartments include a kitchenette, allowing your senior loved ones to host family dinners or entertain guests, while our community offers a wide selection of fun activities and events like:
- Daily exercise classes
- Art classes
- Choir groups
- Holiday parties
- Group outings
Independent Living Communities
For seniors who are interested in maintaining their independence and staying connected to their peers, independent living communities are an excellent idea. Many seniors chose to move into an independent living community so that they are no longer obligated to perform tedious or difficult chores.
Hearthstone at Murrayhill provides a safe, healthy environment for seniors who are interested in enjoying a simpler lifestyle that’s free from day-to-day responsibilities like:
- Yard work
- Home repairs and general maintenance
- Preparing meals
- Grocery shopping
Although all of our residents enjoy personal independence, they are also provided with around-the-clock support when needed. Each person has their own personal call button, as well as access to medication aides, caregivers, and a full-time nurse. When it comes to remaining connected to other seniors, Hearthstone at Murrayhill offers plenty of opportunities to socialize over meals, through classes, and daily events.
Residents can attend local events without having to worry about driving, while also hosting their families whenever they want. Other benefits associated with our independent living community includes:
- 24/7 staffing
- Healthy dining options that are offered throughout the day
- Daily on site exercise classes
- Transportation services throughout the week
- Individual and group activities that include raised-bed gardening, entertainment, day trips, shopping, Bingo and Bridge, movies, line dancing, parties – and more
- Flexibility to receive in-home care giving services by Hearthstone staff
- Full-time chaplain
Schedule a Tour with Hearthstone Senior Living Today
From the amount of love and respect our staff has for each resident to the type of programs we offer on a daily basis, we strive to maintain an environment that allows our residents to live worry free. When the time comes to decide where your senior loved ones will enjoy their retirement, contact the staff at Hearthstone to schedule a tour of our assisted and independent living communities.
You can check out Hearthstone of Beaverton by calling 503-641-0911 or by visiting us at:
12520 SW Hart Road Beaverton, OR 97008
Or calling Hearthstone at Murrayhill at 503-520-0911 or stopping by at:
10880 SW Davies Rd Beaverton, OR 97008
Visiting our properties in Beaverton and Murrayhill is the best way to see why we continue to be the leader in assisted living, independent living and memory care for families throughout the local community.