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What you should know about senior living communities


As you begin your search for the perfect senior living arrangement, it can be an overwhelming experience.

From nursing homes to independent care facilities, there are so many options to consider. By learning the differences between independent and assisted living communities, you can be sure to make the right choice for your family.

Heritage Woods of Minooka is an affordable assisted supportive lifestyle community that provides a residential alternative to a nursing home, or those who struggle living alone.

Residents at Heritage Woods have the opportunity to live in a private apartment with a kitchenette, spacious bathroom and emergency alert system. Personal assistance and help with medications is also available, with a certified nursing staff on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Three restaurant-style meals are served daily, and residents also get assistance with transportation. An on-site beauty salon and barber shop services are available for residents of Heritage Woods as well.

Affordable assisted supportive living communities offer options for seniors as well as the companionship of friends and neighbors. These types of communities are ideal for seniors who are ready to move out of their family home.

A community such as Heritage Woods offers exercise and activity programs. There is a recreation room, fitness room, and library.

Not all senior living communities offer the same amenities. Independent living facilities may not staff nurses or CNAs or additional assistance after a hospitalization or surgery.

Affordable assisted supportive living communities are designed for seniors who are unable to live on their own safely. Staff is typically available 24 hours each day and offer assistance with medications, daily activities and meals.

When things like getting dressed each day, bathing, and keeping up with medications become a challenge, assisted supportive living homes are a good choice.

Assisted supportive living communities such as Heritage Woods of Minooka provide financial support to low income seniors who may qualify and make it affordable to those in need.

Heritage Woods of Minooka, an Affordable Assisted Lifestyle Community for the Older Adult, 701 Heritage Woods Drive, Minooka, IL, 60447, 815-467-2837,