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Is Independent Living Right for Me?

Senior Living | 10/8/20


When deciding a plan for their healthcare and financial future, Howard and Jean Bartelt found that moving to a senior living community like Crestwood Manor was the best choice for their needs. They shared, “I am a retired banker and believe that people should educate themselves about their retirement living options before there’s a problem and look to move to a place like Crestwood earlier so they can enjoy all the amenities and friendships.”

Making the move to senior living is an exciting decision to make during your retirement years. But you may be wondering – when is the right time to move? Here are a few reasons you may want to make the move to independent living sooner rather than later.

When Is It Time for Independent Living?

Your home is too big. Although your long-term home may be beautiful and exactly what you needed while growing your family, the home maintenance and yardwork may be the last thing you want to tackle during your retirement years. Maintenance-free living offers complete peace of mind to fully enjoy what you love to do because the expert team takes care of all the housekeeping, outdoor maintenance and safety and security.

You’re interested in socialization opportunities. An independent living community offers a stimulating environment where residents thrive. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to socialize and make new friends through activities, events and excursions. With multiple opportunities to be as social as you want, our services and amenities promote the benefits of a social senior lifestyle.

You like convenience. Independent living communities offer a unique mix of housing, hospitality and healthcare all in one convenient location. As a senior living resident at Crestwood Manor, you maintain your own private apartment and continue to live independently. At the same time, you benefit from a range of services and amenities that make life easier, such as restaurant-style meals, concierge services and weekly housekeeping.

You’re planning for your future. Many senior living communities offer a variety of levels of care, all located on the same campus. That means you’re able to easily transition to different levels of care should the need arise without having to worry about additional moves, so your need will be taken care of now and in the future. Crestwood Manor’s variety of living options include independent living, personal care services and skilled nursing.

You’re looking for more freedom. Choosing independent living means more time, more freedom and more opportunities. You get the best of both worlds: carefree, independent living where you can do whatever you want, whenever you want alongside the companionship of community life.

Find Options for Independent Living at Crestwood Manor

More and more seniors are planning ahead for a great life and a secure future by choosing to make their home in an independent living community like Crestwood Manor. If you’re interested in learning more, we invite you to come see our community for yourself!

Contact us or schedule your visit to make an appointment to personally experience your potential new home. We also offer virtual tours, so you are able to see the community from the comfort of your house.