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What is Enhanced Independent Living?

What is Enhanced Independent Living?

Enhanced independent living is a bridge between independent and assisted living. It’s designed for seniors who aren’t quite ready for assisted living care in a nursing home, but still need a bit of help from time to time when engaging in their daily activities. 

In today’s post, Ivy Knoll, a premier retirement community in Covington, Kentucky, will be discussing the benefits of living in an enhanced independent living facility. 

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Enhanced independent living really benefits one’s quality of life and provides an amazing alternative to standard nursing home care. 

Services Included at Enhanced Independent Living Facilities:

  • Mobility assistance
  • Medication reminders
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) including bathing, grooming, dressing, etc.
  • Wellness checks
  • Companion care
  • Incontinence care
  • Oxygen assistance
  • Diabetic management
  • And more

Signs You Need Enhanced Independent Living Services

Seeking to move from independent living to enhanced independent living might be the right choice for you if you’re experiencing the following: 

  • You don’t feel like doing all personal household chores and duties. You receive three meals a day, daily housekeeping, and laundry services. 
  • You’re feeling more isolated. We can help get you more involved in the community and give both structure and freedom to your daily schedule.
  • You need flexible personal care services to get along but still want to maintain independence and autonomy in your daily life.

Get the Benefits of Assisted Living with Added Independence 

As an independent living resident, you get many of the same benefits accessed by those in assisted living care seen in traditional nursing homes, although not as comprehensive in scope. 

Additional Medical Care & Support

Employees who specialize in elderly care are available to help with daily functions to a limited extent while fostering and promoting independence and self-sufficiency with daily activities, self-care, and grooming tasks. 

Assisted living care provided by run-of-the-mill nursing homes centers on 24/7 medical support. Enhanced independent living gives excellent personalized care to those who request it, but prioritizes providing a high level of autonomy and freedom to retirees. 

At Ivy Knoll, we even provide specialized care services for specific demographics, namely retired US veterans. *link to related blog post topic on veteran benefits*

Family Engagement 

Families are a large part of the community and are invited to participate in events, get-togethers, and local activities fairly frequently. Spaces are intentionally created to allow children, grandchildren, and extended families to feel at home and welcomed. 

At Ivy Knoll, we host a wide range of activities and community-centered events for our residents. Family members are also kept in the loop about their loved one’s care plans and well-being. 

Community-Centric Design

Community and collective wellbeing is flexed into the design of the Ivy Knoll retirement lifestyle. We offer vibrant, open community spaces that promote a strong sense of belonging and purpose among residents and their families. We also have private, comfortable living spaces for those that wish to enjoy a bit more alone time. 

The community-centric design is an integral part of most enhanced independent living facilities. And it’s what makes them so compelling to be a part of. 

Activities, Events, and Outings 

We believe that traveling, exploring, and experiencing new things helps keep one’s spirit youthful and invigorated. Enhanced independent living facilities often give opportunities to engage in fun activities on and off-site. 

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Apply to Ivy Knoll’s Enhanced Independent Living Facility Today

If you’re interested in becoming a part of our community, consider taking a tour of our premises and talking to one of our representatives for more information about the day-to-day living involved in an enhanced independent living retirement home. Contact us today at (859) 491-3800.

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