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What Is a Senior Living Community in Austell, GA

The time you’ve literally worked toward your whole life is finally here: retirement. No matter how long you’ve been retired, there comes a point where you ask yourself, “What do I want to do next?” That’s the time many older adults start to consider the advantages of moving to a senior living community and how it empowers them to enjoy life to the fullest. But with so many different types of senior living communities out there, which one is right for you?

Different Types of Senior Living Communities in Austell, GA

Senior living isn’t one-size-fits-all. You can choose a community that offers an engaging lifestyle today with a plan for tomorrow or pick and choose based on your current goals and/or health needs. Each type of senior living option in Austell, GA, is designed to enhance your current life. Your living options include:

  • 55+ communities: This age-restricted community is designed for people 55 and older. They often include housing options — like single-family homes, apartments and townhouses — that residents have to purchase (rather than rent or lease). In addition to the cost of the home, you’re usually required to pay homeowner’s association dues that cover maintenance of the community grounds, as well as any community amenities. The cost of medical care or similar services isn’t typically included.
  • Independent living: In an independent living community, older adults have their own private residences. These communities offer a range of amenities and services from housekeeping to dining programs and home maintenance. They also encourage healthy aging with a variety of physical fitness classes, travel, educational and cultural opportunities.
  • Assisted living: Assisted living communities are designed for people who need a little more support to maintain their independence. The community’s well-trained staff is available 24/7 to help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, getting dressed, preparing meals, taking medications and housekeeping. 
  • Supportive living: This type of community offers the same services as assisted living, but the community size is limited so there are typically fewer supportive living residents than at an assisted living community.
  • Memory care: Memory care communities are designed to provide care for older adults with dementia. These types of communities provide around the clock, personalized support to help residents navigate memory loss, confusion and communication difficulties.
  • Skilled nursing: Skilled nursing care is an option for older adults with chronic health conditions who may benefit from or need 24/7 medical care but don’t require hospitalization. These communities work with healthcare professionals to provide personalized care.
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC): Also known as a Life Plan Community, CCRCs — like Presbyterian Village Austell — offer independent living, along with a full continuum of on-site care including supportive living, memory care and skilled nursing. That way, if you or your spouse need a higher level of healthcare, it’s available right on-site, providing you and your family with true peace of mind. 

The Benefits of Choosing a Life Plan Community

Part of the reason to choose senior living is what you’ll find to enjoy at the community. Here are just a few of the services and amenities we offer at Presbyterian Village Austell:

  • Maintenance-free residences with housekeeping and indoor and outdoor maintenance provided
  • Exceptional dining program offering delicious chef-prepared meals
  • 75,000-square-foot Wellness Center with heated indoor pool and whirlpool to help you stay active
  • A fully equipped fitness center and exercise roomA guest apartment that makes it easy to host family and friends
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments and scheduled transportation for shopping, dining out and other off-campus activities
  • Well-rounded cultural, educational and entertainment events including travel outings around the town and the state
  • Paved outdoor walking, jogging trails and tennis courts
  • Volunteer opportunities on and off campus
  • Chapel and full-time chaplain along with worship and spiritual care services and a spiritual life committee

But the benefits of choosing a Life Plan Community also extend to your overall wellness. A five-year Age Well Study by the Mather Institute and Northwestern University analyzed the impact of living in a Life Plan Community. More than 8,200 residents from 122 Life Plan Communities from across the country took part. Their findings during the five years where compared to older adults who don’t live at a Life Plan Community, and they found:

  • Residents report better physical, emotional, intellectual, social and vocational wellness than their community-dwelling counterparts.
  • From Year 1 to 5, social contact significantly increased for residents.
  • Overall engagement in intellectual activities significantly increased for residents (including increased writing and attending educational programs) and decreased for older adults in the community at large.

Discover a Plan for Life at Presbyterian Village Austell

If you’re researching retirement communities in Austell, GA, consider Presbyterian Village Austell. As the area’s only LIfe Plan Community, you’ll discover an active and engaging lifestyle filled with friendly neighbors and a smart plan for the future. To learn more, visit our website or contact us here to schedule a tour.