Where do older adults tend to live?
The need for senior housing is expected to double by 2050. The Baby Boomer Generation, one of the biggest populations in US history, is taking over the senior living market and may be considering life at one of the nearly 30,000 senior living communities across the country.
Currently, over 800,000 older adults choose to live in some sort of senior housing community and another 1.4 million require skilled nursing facilities. With so many options and limited space, it’s important to understand what types of senior housing are available to receive the services you may need as you age.
What is senior housing?
A place to make the most out of your retirement.
Senior housing encompasses plenty of options. From senior apartments, alternative senior living and nursing homes, there is a type for every stage of life. Communities like Atlas Senior Living offer unique services that help you age in place for the long term. Understanding the various types can help you decide what is best for you.
What are the differences in senior housing?
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|Assisted Living and Personal Care|
Independent living benefits plus:
All the benefits listed above plus:
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|Skilled Nursing/Nursing Homes|
Why is senior housing important?
- Living longer and staying healthy has been linked to socialization. Senior communities play a vital role in helping avoid isolation and depression and their associated health problems. Contributing to a community in some way boosts self esteem and gives people a sense of purpose.
- Senior housing provides a higher quality of life. From chef prepared meals to wellness activities, people are encouraged and enabled to practice healthy habits. There are many factors that contribute to living independently for as long as possible thanks to the amenities communities like Atlas provide.
- Senior living communities are safer. With ramps, elevators, safety bars and walk-in bathing, the risk for falls in senior housing are minimized as much as possible. Atlas communities are fully accessible and employ a team of trained associates who can assist with daily living activities that can prove challenging as we age.
- Financial stability associated with the cost of home ownership is a big factor. In senior housing, you don’t have to worry about costly maintenance issues, remodels or property taxes. Knowing how much it will cost to live each month or year can create more opportunities for financial freedom.
What are the benefits of senior living?
With Atlas Senior Living, the option to age in place is one of the best benefits. We cannot tell the future, but having the option to remain in the same community is a huge relief over scrambling to find higher levels of care at some unforeseen time.
At a place like Legacy Reserve at Old Town in Columbus, GA that offers independent living, assisted living and memory care, everything you could possibly need is under one roof, including a pool.
- Less household chores and expenses
- An active lifestyle
- 24/7 monitoring of your health
- Emergency response system
- Disaster preparedness plans
- Individualized care
Why Atlas Senior Living?
With respite care available in many of our communities, it can prove to be a great introductory step to independent living, assisted living or memory care with us.
We provide luxurious living with on-site amenities like pubs, theaters, fitness centers, live entertainment and much more.
We not only have a commitment to serving seniors in our care, but to our team of associates who provide round the clock support and supervision. That partnership results in an engaged, happy and healthy community spirit.
Atlas maintains modern communities in Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and soon to be Texas.