How independent living gives seniors convenience while preserving lifestyleby Garden of Palms
Independent living is the perfect choice for seniors who want to continue living self-sufficiently, but with a few added supports. At Garden of Palms, we know that everyone has different needs, and that’s why we take the time to create an individualized care plan for every resident, allowing him or her to retain their freedom and dignity throughout the aging process.
Wondering if independent senior living is right for you or your loved one? Keep reading to find out more about what independent living has to offer.
Independent Living Lifestyle
In an independent living community, seniors have their own apartments, typically as part of a larger facility. At Garden of Palms, we’ve recreated the comfort and intimacy of home by situating apartments within a warm, personable, neighborhood-like campus, rather than a cold and clinical facility. As a result, regular social interaction with neighbors is convenient and encouraged, which helps seniors avoid loneliness and isolation.
Our suites come in several spacious and tastefully decorated layouts, with private bathrooms, garden patios, and custom kitchenette options. This allows residents to continue living on their own (or as a couple) while having daily housekeeping and other needs taken care of. In this arrangement, seniors can come and go as they please, enjoying nearby museums, restaurants, and shopping, while still having their own private place to return to at the end of the day.
In some independent living communities, such as Garden of Palms, residents are able to “age in place” and transition to assisted living if and when necessary. Having multiple levels of care available means that care plans are highly flexible; for example, independent living care plans can be customized to include assisted living services such as medication management.
Independent Living Amenities
In addition to housekeeping, laundry, and fresh linen service, independent living programs also frequently offer convenient services such as free transportation to appointments, tailored fitness programs, delicious meals, and a wide variety of engaging activities.
In a location as diverse as Los Angeles, Garden of Palms is surrounded by some of the best restaurants and entertainment offerings in the country. Along with joining group outings to these local attractions, residents can participate in discussions, storytelling, book clubs, game nights, and other engaging activities. We enjoy hosting live entertainers such as musicians and comedians, and our residents often partake in creative activities and classes, ranging from ceramics to jewelry making. There’s never a dull moment in our senior living community – but there are also many ways to relax, such as yoga, nature walks, and salon services.
One of the most convenient things about independent living is being provided with fresh and nutritious meals every day. With a full kosher menu filled with delicious offerings, we celebrate every day at Garden of Palms with palate-pleasing selections like spinach mushroom quiche and homemade pizza, all made from scratch in our certified kosher kitchen. We also offer a full breakfast selection, salad bar, and homemade soups, so you’ll never go home hungry.
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Independent Living in Los Angeles
As you can see, moving into a senior living community doesn’t mean you need to give up the lifestyle you’re used to. An independent living community allows you to fully enjoy your retirement without worrying about yardwork, laundry, or cooking. By opting for a senior living community like Garden of Palms, seniors are able to incorporate additional supports as they become necessary, allowing them to age gracefully with dignity and freedom.
We’d love to hear from you. For more information about our independent living community in Los Angeles, or to request a brochure or schedule a tour: