What is independent living?
Independent living allows seniors to live on their terms without the responsibilities and costs of maintaining a home. Having 24/7 security, professional staff and personal assistance available if needed provides a feeling of comfort and security. Designed with the needs of active seniors in mind, residents can also choose from a wide variety of activities, programs and opportunities for fun, fitness and fellowship.
What skills should someone have to be eligible for independent living?
Independent living residents should be relatively self-sufficient. They should be able to take care of personal needs like bathing, dressing, eating, using the bathroom and moving around their apartment and community common areas on their own. They should be able to understand and manage any necessary medications. They also should be able to manage their money, safely use appliances and technology in their apartment and do light housework.
What’s the difference between assisted and independent living?
Assisted living communities cater to seniors who are physically or cognitively unable to live on their own. Independent living communities are for adults that are able to live alone or as couples without the need for personal care or skilled nursing.
How much does independent living cost?
At The Crescent, the monthly cost of living starts at $4,450 a month. Compared to the costs of home ownership (including insurance, taxes, property maintenance/improvements, utilities and groceries), independent living may be more affordable than you think. Plus, you won’t have to worry about the added costs associated with safety and security modifications. Plus, you’ll have access to convenient entertainment and transportation options you didn’t have before.
How can I pay for independent living?
Medicare or Medicaid do not cover independent living. Costs are generally paid by individual residents, though some find assistance through long term care insurance or veterans benefits. Many residents pay by selling or renting out their homes, maximizing their social security benefits and/or cashing out investments.
Are residents allowed to bring their own furniture and belongings?
Yes. Our independent living residents are encouraged to furnish and decorate their apartments to reflect their style and desired level of comfort.
What activities are available for independent living residents?
Residents at The Crescent will enjoy a wide range of activities and amenities including arts & crafts, wood shop, live musical entertainment, visits to local attractions, dining outings, fishing and boating, picnics and other outdoor fun. Our social, creative entertainment and wellness activities are designed to keep residents’ minds and bodies active, promote social engagement and friendships while giving residents opportunities to enjoy their favorite activities and discover new passions.
Do independent living communities allow pets?
Yes. The Crescent welcomes dogs and cats and we have outdoor areas where residents can walk and play with their pets. For the safety of your fellow residents, other pets, staff and visitors, your pet’s vaccines and veterinary records should be up to date.
What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?
The Crescent offers a restaurant quality menu with a variety of tempting choices driven by residents needs and wants. Three meals a day are offered, and room service is available upon request. The culinary team and staff at The Crescent do everything they can to ensure an exceptional dining experience for every resident.