Options in Sioux City Senior Care for Independent Living and Assisted Living

November, 2013 by Alma Abell

The idea of a retirement home or a retirement community may mean different things to different prospective residents and their families. There are options in Sioux City Senior Care that provide amenities to address these varying needs and expectations. Some are seeking retirement care as a single person or a widow or widower. Others may be seeking a retirement home as a couple. Still others may have specific physical conditions that are most often associated with a senior age group. While some may have illnesses like Parkinson Disease or Alzheimer Disease, others may have less serious but still present issues with memory, or the desire to avoid living in a place with stairs, and the like.

Some retirement buildings are built with these specific concerns in mind. They may offer different floor plans depending on if the resident is looking for independent living arrangements or assisted living facilities. Independent living may offer clients the most options, and there may be quite a few floor plans to choose from. The apartment sizes may start at around 876 square feet, but it is possible to pack a lot of conveniences into the space if it’s well designed.

An apartment this size can be designed to have a coat closet, a full-size refrigerator, a dishwasher, a double sink, an eating area, a living room, and even a patio. On the other side of the apartment, there can be a bedroom that’s almost as big as the living room, with a walk-in closet. The bath can be designed so residents can have a washer and dryer inside their apartment, along with a convenient linen closet.

Apartments in assisted living buildings may or may not have a washer and dryer inside each apartment. In some facilities, it’s easier for staff to take the laundry to the building’s laundry room, while in other apartments, residents may appreciate having their own washer and dryer in their unit, but they may just need help with it. The other difference in assisted living apartments is that they may only have a kitchenette instead of a larger-sized kitchen, since residents may have meals delivered or they may go to a dining room, and they may just use their kitchenette for making very light meals and snacks. Read more about senior care living.

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