Retirement homes have a bad rap. They are often associated with loneliness, loss of freedom, and an overall boring existence. However, in most assisted living communities in Chicago, life is anything but dull. There’s numerous myths surrounding senior assisted living, and we’re here to debunk them.
- Assisted Living Homes are Dull and Depressing
Have bad memories of overcrowded nursing homes that smell like disinfectant? This is definitely not the vibe of a modern day assisted living community. Instead, think fun, excitement and adventure. Activities, clubs, trips, and conveniences are in your future.
- Community Living Means a Loss of Privacy
Sure, assisted living means an extra helping hand when you need it, but it doesn’t mean a total loss of privacy. At Lexington Square, we encourage our seniors to maintain their independence. Live life your way – you deserve it.
- Meals at Community Homes are Not Good
Forget the bland meat patties and soggy vegetables. We know just how good food can be. Freshly-prepared meals served in a formal dining room is what you’ll find in modern assisted living communities. From roasted prime rib to blueberry pie ala mode, senior dining options have never been better.
- Staying at Home is Less Expensive
The cost of assisted living care can vary greatly. Before deciding that assisted living care is too expensive, think about all that comes with it. Housing, food, transportation, entertainment, and amenities galore. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
- Moving Away from Home Will Lead to Loneliness
Loneliness and isolation are common problems among seniors. At Lexington Square, this is rarely an issue. Love to eat? Join the Lunch Bunch with other like-minded folks. Want to get out of the house? Join a group of seniors on an outing, swim in the heated pool, or make use of your green thumb in the garden area. There’s always something to do, see or explore.
- Assisted Living is for Seniors Who are Sick
Despite popular belief, assisted living is not just for those who are sick or dying. These communities are where seniors go to maintain a higher quality of life. With assistance from a qualified staff, seniors can live comfortable, and most importantly, happy lives.
- Seniors in Assisted Living Must Give Up Their Hobbies
Moving to an assisted living community doesn’t mean you need to give up your hobby. In fact, we offer a full range of clubs, activities and amenities to ensure that you can keep on doing what you love most. Whether it’s a game, activity or hobby, we’ve got you covered.
Don’t think of retirement as your final hurrah. Think of it as a new beginning. We welcome you to experience the best parts of retirement at Lexington Square. Throw everything you think you know about assisted living out the window, as our community offers seniors a whole new world of fun, freedom and adventure.