Making Sense of the Lingo in Senior Living Communities

by | Senior Living

If you’ve been researching senior living, by now you’ve likely realized the industry has its own lingo. It may seem confusing at first, but there’s a very good reason behind it. A more personalized experience! Senior living isn’t one-size-fits-all, especially at Navion communities; there are not only many differences between senior living communities, but also in the different lifestyle experiences available. Learn the lingo and why it’s so beneficial here.

Different Lifestyle Experiences

Families begin considering senior living for any number of reasons. Perhaps your loved one is tired of cooking, cleaning and maintaining the house. Maybe they want to socialize more and have more opportunities to stay active. Or, there may have been a recent health scare. The family may be concerned about safety in your loved one’s home. A chronic condition may be getting worse and your loved one needs more care that can be provided at home. It could be a combination of any of these or something else entirely. That’s why in Navion senior living communities you’ll find lifestyle experiences based on different needs and wants including:

  • Independent Living – This experience is designed to give you more freedom with maintenance-free living that includes home upkeep, housekeeping, laundry and restaurant-style dining as well as endless opportunities to learn new things, connect with friends and take part in activities that inspire and entertain you. In our communities, you’ll also find resort-style amenities such as an on-site salon and spa, fitness center, bistro café, cinema-style movie theatre, game room with billiards and dedicated art studio as well as beautiful courtyards and outdoor areas.
  • Assisted Living – This experience empowers independence in an elegant, homelike environment with conveniences like housekeeping, laundry and scheduled transportation as well as amenities such as an onsite fitness center and chef-inspired dining program. While services such as bathing, dressing or assistance with other daily tasks can be provided as needed by professionally-trained staff, our residents also enjoy a full calendar of events and activities to keep them connected and engaged. Plus, many Navion communities are pet friendly! 
  • Memory Care – This experience features specially-trained staff and an environment specifically designed to benefit those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia including state-of-the-art safety features. Our Pathways to Discovery program – exclusive to Navion – helps residents to remain active, engaged, and happy through innovative programming and activities with personalized, hands-on attention. Residents also enjoy amenities such as enclosed outdoor courtyards, gardening areas with raised beds, spacious family room for gatherings and a beauty/barber shop.

You’ll also find that many of Navion’s senior living communities offer multiple lifestyle experiences on the same campus. This provides added flexibility and peace of mind as residents can stay in familiar surroundings and maintain continuity of care should health needs evolve.

Differences Between Senior Living Communities

In addition to different lifestyle experiences, there are many differences between senior living communities as well. For example, our Navion communities are designed to truly enhance the lives of our residents in ALL aspects of wellness: physical, social, intellectual, emotional, purposeful and spiritual. We incorporate this mindset in everything from our range of upscale accommodation options to technology-based solutions for improving care delivery to our Daily Living program which features an extensive calendar of engaging opportunities to socialize, learn, exercise, explore, grow and create. 

Paducah, KY

Rivercrest Place

Somerset, KY

Highlands Square

Manchester, TN

McArthur Manor

Fredericksburg, VA

Chancellor's Village