We Can Answer Your Questions About Senior Living

Senior living is a topic that often evokes certain assumptions and many questions. In this article, we’ll explore the top five questions about senior living.

Carlton Can Answer Your Questions About Senior Living1. Is senior living the same as a nursing home? 

Think of it this way, senior living is a social model providing care when you need it while preserving your independence. Nursing homes primarily provide nursing services to the chronically ill. It’s important to note, nursing homes often provide a broader range of skilled nursing. Senior living, on the other hand, offers various lifestyle options for older adults who want to maintain their independence while living in their own apartments.

2. Will I lose my independence when I move in?

No, in fact, quite the opposite. At Carlton, we take pride in our philosophy of independence with assistance. In our communities, you have the freedom to live life while knowing that a helping hand is always available when you need it. Whether it’s assistance with daily activities, medication management, or simply having someone there for peace of mind, we are here to provide the support that complements and enhances your independence.

3. Is senior living affordable?

The affordability of senior living can vary depending on factors such as location, assistance required, amenities offered, and the specific community you choose. However, many are surprised to learn that the cost of senior living is often lower than the cost of staying in their current homes. To help you get a more accurate comparison, we have created a Cost Comparison Calculator so you can compare costs side by side. Contact us for your personalized comparison.

Contact Carlton Senior Living For Your Personalized Cost Comparison4. What are some benefits of senior living?

Senior living offers numerous benefits, including: 

5. How do I know when to consider senior living?

Asking yourself these questions can be an excellent place to start:

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it may be time to consider Carlton Senior Living. Start with open conversations with friends, family, healthcare professionals, and senior living experts like us. We will guide and support you while you navigate through this decision-making process.

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Carlton Senior Living is family-founded and family-focused. Since 1985, we have been the local employer, owner, operator, and developer providing senior care services. With our deep-rooted experience and knowledge, we are committed to being your local trusted resource for senior living.