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What Does Supported Independent Living Mean for Seniors?

It comes as no surprise that seniors would like to remain independent for as long as possible. However, this is only feasible when they have the right supports in place. At Lester Senior Living, our independent seniors have the opportunity each day to explore our community as they please. They wake when refreshed and eat when they are hungry, and the only schedule they follow is the one they created themselves. The best part is that support services are readily available if needed to ensure they stay active within our community. In this article, our senior caregivers in Morris County will demonstrate what independent living with support looks like in our community.  

Independent Living with Support at Lester Senior Living in NJ 

The independent living apartments and assisted living apartments are located in two different buildings separated by the main lobby. While residents from both of these distinctions can come together for meals, fitness classes, movie nights and other activities, seniors in the independent living wing can come and go as they please. Their privacy is respected throughout the day as they are living with peers who also require less assistance. However, if they do require immediate help – our caregivers just have to make a quick trip across the lobby. 

Aside from distinct living quarters, here are some more benefits of supported independent living at Lester: 

Many activities and exercise programs. We are a very active senior community through and through! When you visit Lester this time of year, you’ll be sure to see residents and staff as soon as you pull up to the campus. On a normal day, you can see residents congregating on the outdoor patio, tending to our community garden, or sharing a meal in the dining room together. On top of this, we have a group activities calendar that is updated monthly with fitness classes, interest clubs, sermons and special events. Some crowd-favorites include the Lester book club, gardening, chair dancing, arts and crafts, Torah readings, bingo and even sing-alongs. 

Professional support is available when needed. Because assisted living and independent living residents are located on the same campus, assistance from our caregivers is readily available to all of our residents. Each apartment is equipped with phones and emergency call buttons to ensure no one misses a call. Whether an independent living resident is having an issue sorting their medications or needs help getting dressed in the morning, a caregiver will be onsite to provide support almost immediately. 

Safety, security and daily check-ins. Independent living is more than just moving into your new apartment. At Lester Senior Living, everyone takes the time to get to know new residents. Most of our staff members have been with us for over 10 years! During that time, they have shown their passion for senior care and cultivated strong relationships with residents new and old. In other words, whether you live in independent living or assisted living – there will always be someone who can’t wait to check in on you! On top of daily check-ins, there are security personnel on site 24/7, as well as enhanced safety measures in place to ensure each resident can live more securely. From easy-to-navigate apartments with grab bars, to conveniently located smoke detectors and medical alert systems, seniors can really feel safe and sound in their new space. 

Senior Living Options in Morris County

At Lester Senior Living, our goal is for each of the seniors in our care to maintain their quality of life and independence. Our monthly calendar of activities encourage residents to stay active, pursue their interests and form new friendships with peers. Along with a fun and active lifestyle, we offer care services that can be scaled to each senior’s needs. For example, an independent living resident may not prefer or require the same level of care as a resident in our specialized memory care suite. At our community, we really take the time to get to know each person – quirks and all – to ensure they choose a senior living option that will enhance all aspects of their life. 

For more information about independent living with support in Morris County, please give us a call or visit our website: https://jchcorp.org/