Understanding Senior Living: What Level is Right for You?

Posted on December 15, 2021

There are many different levels of senior living available today. As a result, it can be confusing and overwhelming as you try to figure out which type is best for you. The Pavilion Senior Living wants to help you answer this question!

Our senior living communities in Tennessee and West Virginia offer several levels of care, so we are experts in knowing how each level can help enhance a person’s desired lifestyle. We want to help guide you through this decision by explaining the different levels of senior living.

Finding the Right Level of Support

Consider Your Needs

When determining which level of senior living is right for you, you have to think about your needs and what type of senior living can meet them.

For instance, do you need (or would you benefit from) assistance with the activities of daily living? Activities such as dressing, bathing, and navigating your home are essential parts of everyday life. If you would benefit from assistance in these areas or are aware of any other needs you may have, that will help determine which level of senior living is right for you.

Take Note of Your Preferences

What type of lifestyle are you looking to lead? The idea of retirement living looks different for everyone. While some individuals are ready to relax and settle down, others look to stay as active as possible and embark on new and exciting adventures. Of course, both are valid options, but it is important to consider what you want when deciding which level of senior living is right for you.

The Different Levels of Senior Living

Independent Living

For those looking to lead a maintenance-free, convenient lifestyle, independent living may be the answer. Because our independent senior living communities in Tennessee take care of the everyday chores and home maintenance tasks, our residents have more free time to enjoy socializing with others and pursuing new or existing hobbies and interests.

Independent living at The Pavilion Senior Living includes:

  • Assistance when needed
  • Focused programs of social wellness
  • Safety and security systems
  • On-site therapies
  • Engaging activities

Assisted Living

Assisted living is designed for those who wish to maintain their independence but need assistance with the activities of daily living. At The Pavilion Senior Living, we work with each of our residents to create a personalized care plan that meets their unique needs while encouraging independence and engagement whenever possible.

Our assisted living services include:

  • Assistance with the activities of daily living
  • Three delicious meals per day
  • Safety and security systems
  • Activities designed to promote overall wellness

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Memory Care

Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia affect each person differently. Our memory care services are customized to each individual, ensuring compassionate care and encouraging engagement, connection, and social wellness.

Memory care services at The Pavilion Senior Living include:

  • Specialized programming
  • Secure living environment
  • Assistance with the activities of daily living
  • Caring and supportive team members
  • Medication management

Post-Hospitalization Rehabilitation

After an injury or pre-planned surgery, an individual’s primary goal is often recovery and getting back home as quickly and as safely as possible. Our highly trained team works with each individual to determine their needs and goals to create a customized plan designed to help achieve a person’s highest level of wellness.

Our post-hospitalization rehabilitation services specialize in:

  • Care due to joint replacements or fractures
  • Acute medical conditions
  • Medical care following a hospital stay
  • Respiratory care
  • Stroke recovery
  • General rehabilitation due to weakness or physical decline
  • Wound care

Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing services at The Pavilion Senior Living provide 24-hour expert nursing care. With an on-site licensed physician to oversee care, our residents benefit from a comfortable environment that promotes healing and encourages overall wellness.

Our skilled nursing services include:

  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Medication monitoring and administration
  • Regular wellness checks
  • On-site therapies
  • Specialized care
  • Ambulation

There is a level of senior living that is right for everyone; it is just a matter of aligning your needs and preferences. At The Pavilion Senior Living, we take a person-centered approach that customizes each individual’s care to what they need and want. Contact an expert on our senior living team in Tennessee or West Virginia to learn more about what each of our communities offers.