Comparing the cost of enhanced living to the value of what is included is crucial when researching senior community options. If you’re ready to let go of the stress of home maintenance and chores and instead spend your time doing the things you love, the value of senior living is typically worth the price.

This blog, curated by Golden Bell Senior Living, discusses what’s often included in the monthly fees of enhanced living and how it can be invaluable to you and your loved ones.

The cost and value of enhanced living services and amenities

Enhanced living is a community of apartments, cottages, condos, or single-family homes for residents who may or may not need assistance with daily activities. Enhanced living is ideal for older adults who desire convenience, less responsibility, senior-friendly surroundings, and social opportunities.

Remember that enhanced living isn’t designed for seniors with cognitive challenges or chronic health conditions that require ongoing care. Instead, memory care or skilled nursing communities may be a better option.

When you determine that enhanced living will meet your needs, find out the monthly fee and services and amenities it includes. Then, draft a list comparing what you currently pay for your home expenses versus what you can expect to pay in an enhanced living community.

You’ll likely identify invaluable benefits in enhanced living, including peace of mind, increased socialization, numerous fitness opportunities, nutritious meals, and access to medical care when needed. Enhanced living can positively impact your quality of life and overall well-being.

Standard services and amenities in an enhanced living community

Here are examples of services and amenities you can expect in an enhanced living community:

  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Lawn care and yard maintenance
  • Hotel-style dining with available room service and snacks
  • Full calendar of activities, outings, and special events
  • Transportation services
  • Fitness room and classes
  • Walking trails
  • On-site salon
  • Outdoor recreation areas
  • Recreation and craft rooms
  • Library
  • Standard safety features
  • Lounge for meeting friends
  • Utility costs
  • 24-hour medical security
  • Pet-friendly policy
  • Supportive care as needed

Discover enhanced living in beautiful South Florida

Enhanced living residents of Independence Hall in Wilton Manors, Florida, relish the comforts of home plus the additional support and assistance they need to enjoy an active, independent lifestyle.

Enhanced living at Independence Hall includes a comprehensive activities program, hotel-style dining (with optional room service), and expansive apartment suites. View floor plans, photos, a location map, and more on our webpage.

Life at Golden Bell Senior Living

Senior living communities provide the comforts of home with the added benefits of supportive care, engaging activities, and a maintenance-free lifestyle. With your daily needs met, your loved one will live more independently and have opportunities to meet friends, discover new interests, and live each day to the fullest.

Golden Bell Senior Living offers a continuum of care that includes independent living, assisted living, and respite care. Residents have personalized care plans, are treated like family, and are greeted by name in a warm, welcoming environment.

Amenities and activities include:

  • Beautiful accommodations
  • Landscaped grounds and gardens
  • Community outings
  • Recreation and social activities
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Beauty and barber shop
  • Housekeeping and maintenance services

Please contact us to learn more about our communities or set up a tour. We’d love to hear from you and are happy to help answer any questions you have about senior living. For more information about choosing senior living, download our complimentary Family Decision Toolkit.

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