What type of senior housing is right for me? 

Choosing a senior living community can feel like a daunting task. To help narrow down your search in different types of senior housing, ask yourself these questions first: 


What type of senior housing do I need?  

Not all senior housing is the same. There are many options that provide different services and amenities. 

  • Independent Senior Living – For those who want to live on their own. Includes independent living apartments, townhomes, condominiums, or cooperative buildings designed for active adults aged 55 and older. If you need a little extra help, you can contract services such as housekeeping, personal care or wellness.   
  • Assisted Living – Offers a rental apartment for those who don’t require complicated, full time medical assistance. You can continue living independently, but care is there when you need it through care attendants and nurses. Meals and light housekeeping are part of the package.  
  • Dementia Care – Includes special touches for those with memory loss, such as uniquely designed apartments, specialized programming and controlled exits to give loved ones peace of mind knowing residents will not wander off the property. Caregivers are also specially trained to work with people with dementia, providing a higher, more personalized level of care and attention. 
  • Skilled Nursing – Offers high-level nursing care around the clock. Long-term care is provided for those who have serious or persistent health issues. There are also short-term care options – or transitional care – for those who need rehabilitation services after an illness or injury. Skilled Nursing Facilities are licensed healthcare facilities. They are inspected and regulated by the state department of health. 


Where do I want to live? 

Moving into senior housing brings exciting changes, like choosing the exact area you want to live. Do you prefer the familiarity of your current location and want to find senior housing in your own community? Or do you look forward to moving closer to loved ones who may live in a different area? Perhaps you are interested in experiencing a new neighborhood altogether?  


What matters most to me in a senior housing community? 

Senior housing is not one size fits all. You may find you prefer the community to be owned by a not-for-profit organization. Your dream senior housing community may include a full social calendar. Is it important to enjoy meals on your schedule or do you prefer to stick to a routine? Choosing to move into senior housing allows you to choose what is important to you. 


Senior living at Esplanade Gardens.

At Esplanade Gardens, you can experience all the comforts of home without the hassle of cooking and cleaning. Our resident care team is on-site 24/7 for any needs that arise. Nestled in the heart of Converse, TX, Esplanade Gardens is designed to make connecting with like-minded neighbors and friends effortless. We connect with our residents, and their families, providing peace of mind that quality, consistent care is available at all levels. You will immediately appreciate our focused design in our shared living areas with a layout designed for easy access to community activities and senior care amenities. You will love the natural light and charm of our established community. 


Call us at 210.566.7600 to learn more about the comfortable senior living options at Esplanade Gardens. 


By Published On: January 18, 2022Categories: Blog

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