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Independent living is a choice that lets you continue living life as you choose, but without the worries of home maintenance and upkeep, transportation, planning and preparing meals and other daily concerns. Surrounded by others with similar life experiences, you can access an array of life-enhancing amenities and services that add vitality and quality leisure time to your days.
Actually, that’s the best time to move into a retirement community, when you can fully enjoy all the exceptional perks available to you. Free from daily worries with new peace of mind for the future, you can discover new talents, make new friends, travel easily, pursue new levels of wellness and in general, get more out of each day.
Before you make a decision about independent living in a senior living community, it’s best to visit several options. Talk to the staff. Take a tour and try out the food. Do residents look happy and engaged? Is the atmosphere lively and positive? Also consider if you would prefer a rental senior living community over one which has a large entrance fee. Make a list before you visit of everything that matters most to you.
Absolutely. You are invited to make yourself at home by furnishing or decorating your residence as you choose. Independent living floor plans include a studio, or apartment with one or two bedrooms, featuring a fully equipped kitchen, walk-in closets, 9-ft. ceilings, crown molding, washer/dryer hookups, available carport and more. Long-term care/rehabilitation private and semi-private rooms offer a television, individually controlled thermostat, emergency response system and are designed for comfort and safety.
Some of our amenities include fitness center, putting green, greenhouse, walking paths, heated outdoor pool, beauty & barber shop, bank and more. Services include, but are not limited to, scheduled transportation, housekeeping, landscaping and lawn maintenance, interior and exterior maintenance, and round-the-clock staffing.
Pets are most welcome! There are a few weight and size restrictions, so just give us a call and we can give you the details.
Skilled nursing is a high level of medical care provided by trained individuals, such as registered nurses (RNs) and physical, speech, and occupational therapists. Examples include wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections, physical therapy, and monitoring of vital signs and medical equipment. Seniors are often transferred to a skilled nursing facility following a hospital stay. It’s commonly referred to as post-acute care. At Meridian of Temple, skilled nursing includes long-term care, which is compassionate, personalized assistance with activities of daily living.
Short-term rehabilitation programs help patients achieve their maximum functional capacity and get back to their homes and community in the shortest time possible. To achieve this goal, patients receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy from highly skilled therapists.
If you are a Veteran or the widow of a Veteran, you may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. These benefits can help cover the costs of both assisted living and memory care. In addition, many long-term care insurance policies also help cover the costs of assisted living, but you will need to review your specific coverage to be sure.
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