The Benefits of Choosing an Independent Living Facility


Posted on: May 9th, 2018 by | No Comments


Retirement can be rewarding. It can also remind us that there are things we’d much rather be doing than raking leaves or shoveling snow. SeniorAdvisor points out that if you’ve celebrated your 65th birthday, you can expect about 20 more birthdays. What will you do with that time?

Choosing an independent living community can give you the luxury of enjoying your retirement while also meeting new friends to keep your mind sharp and your days full. What are the benefits of independent living in Cedar Falls, and who makes a good candidate? NewAldaya Lifescapes can help you and your loved one make the right choice.

Independent Living Versus Assisted Living

Many people think of independent living and assisted living more or less interchangeably. There are some similarities between the two, but there are also some important differences.

What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a good option for those who need a hand with day-to-day activities. The reasons for that need can vary widely, including mobility issues, memory loss or cognitive decline, or any number of medical concerns. Broadly speaking, assisted living facilities provide more intensive hands-on care for individuals who need it. At NewAldaya Lifescapes, that care includes laundry, housekeeping, meal delivery, medication management, and much more.

What is Independent Living?

Independent living communities, on the other hand, are ideal for those who require less assistance in their day-to-day lives, but who want the comfort and security of knowing that help is close at hand if it’s needed.

NewAldaya Lifescapes provides a beautiful and secure campus for seniors who still want an active lifestyle that includes time to relax, travel, or engage in quality family time and other fulfilling activities, but minus the obligations and responsibilities that come with owning one’s own home. There are multiple options, ranging from cozy studio apartments to spacious ranch homes, all within easy walking distance of the many amenities we offer.

Benefits of Independent Living

Independent living communities come with many benefits. Among them:

Inclusive Rent

What if we told you the days of opening half a dozen different bills (and then forgetting where you put half of them, so you were never quite sure they’d been paid) were behind you? At NewAldaya Lifescapes, your rent is transparent and all-inclusive!

Access to Quality Care

If you’re researching independent living, you don’t need ‘round-the-clock care. However, knowing that help is available when you need it can give you tremendous peace of mind. Services like outpatient therapy and in-home care are always at your disposal.

Freedom of Choice

We understand. Some days you’re feeling social. You’d love to chat over coffee, play a bit of bingo, enjoy a night out at the movies, or take a fitness class. Other times, you’d just as soon put your feet up and relax, with just a cup of hot cocoa and a good book to keep you company. One thing that many of our residents love is that they’re not limited to solitude, nor are they obligated to take part in activities on days when they’d rather stay in.

Do you have questions? We invite you to visit the NewAldaya Lifescapes campus to learn more about us. For half a century, we’ve provided affordable housing options that put our mission of Christian Caring front and center!