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What Are the Differences in Senior Living Options?

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Today’s seniors live longer, healthier lives and deserve senior living communities that offer multiple senior living options for their golden years. Many seniors want to maintain their independence while having access to skilled nursing care when their medical needs require more attention. Many different senior living options can meet the changing needs of seniors. Buckner Retirement Services offers unparalleled senior living in Texas at our six senior living communities.

At Buckner, we provide seniors 62 years and older with a broad range of senior living options. Our team will sit down and get to know your needs and expectations from our senior living care in Texas, and we will find the best options for your continuing needs. Call 214.227.7182 today to speak with our friendly and knowledgeable staff for more information about our senior living care options.

Researching Options for Senior Living

There are more options than ever for retirement. When you’re searching for a place to spend your golden years, the amount of information to comb through can be seemingly endless and overwhelming.

Creating a list of priorities can help you choose the best place for yourself or your parents to retire. Some things to consider include:

  • Location – Where do you want to live? Is nearness to family important?
  • Services – What kind of services does the senior living community offer?
  • Cost – Does the cost fit into your budget? Are there additional fees or charges for services you may require in the future?
  • Amenities – Does the community offer amenities such as a fitness center, restaurant, or group activities?
  • Care – What type of care is available for residents? Is it long-term or short-term care?

Taking time to answer questions like this and creating a list of important qualities in a suitable retirement home can reduce stress and save time. Create a document on a computer or phone, or write them down on a piece of paper to have handy with you when reaching out to different communities.

Options for Senior Living Care

Depending on your level of mobility and medical needs, there are several different senior living options available to you:

  • Independent living – This option is for seniors who need minimal to zero care but want to be closer to friends and peers. Having no landscaping or housework to tend to is a big draw for those at the point where simple home care maintenance is getting too difficult to maintain.
  • Assisted living – For seniors who need more care, assisted living offers nursing care and help with daily living activities like bathing, grooming, and dressing. Staff will help residents with their specific medical needs so they can be comfortable and enjoy their golden years with social activities and other fun lifestyle programs.
  • Memory care – Seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia need specialized care to help maintain and improve their cognitive functions. In addition to all other senior living options, residents will receive redirection, counseling and behavioral intervention, medication management, and a memory care support group for caregivers and families.
  • Long-term care – Residents who need 24/7 care from skilled nursing staff will follow a specialized care plan that meets their specific needs. Long-term care offers social services, case management, and discharge planning. It also includes full-time physical, speech, and occupational therapy, daily life-enriching activities, and plenty of social time with friends.

It’s also important to consider the location of the retirement community. finding somewhere warm and peaceful can help avoid harsh winters and provide opportunities for relaxation.

Choose Buckner Retirement Services for Senior Living in Texas

Whether it’s time for you to sit back and enjoy your golden years or a loved one needs extra assistance, we have options a wide range of senior living options that can fit your needs. Buckner offers a continuum of care that meets your changing needs. No matter which of our six retirement communities you select, you or the senior in your life can stop worrying about taking care of home maintenance and other basic needs. We offer:

  • Private rooms and apartments with multiple floorplans and no lawn care or home maintenance
  • Regular housekeeping services
  • Transportation services
  • Community dining with nutritious meals
  • Planned lifestyle activities and public events

At Buckner Retirement Services, we provide quality senior living options to fit the changing needs of seniors 62 years and older. We are here to help you or the senior in your life find the right senior living community for you. You’ll have access to skilled nursing and memory care to help with your medical needs and update your care as necessary.

If you or your parents are ready to learn more about our senior living options in Texas, contact us at 214.227.7182 today to schedule a tour and learn more.