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Nursing Homes: Renaissance of Senior Living Options


As your loved one reaches retirement age, you may start to recognize the need for more research concerning nursing homes, retirement and senior living options. You may be concerned about the cost, location, and especially the quality of care that would be received. According to the federal government, 70% of people 65 years of age or older will need some type of long-term care. There are plenty of misconceptions when it comes to nursing homes and the senior living options that would best suit your loved one as they transition from life at home to senior living. Thankfully today, there has been a renaissance within senior living options with new and modern luxury features that provide a resort lifestyle for seniors to enjoy the next chapter of retirement age. At Harmony Senior Services, our communities are on average the newest in the senior living market offering all the spacious amenities, services, and high-end finishes that will make it a perfect place to call home. 

Whether you’re looking forward to the freedom of maintenance-free Independent Living, in search of the caring, expert support provided by Assisted Living, or in need of the specialized care of our comprehensive Signature Memory Care program, you will find the right level of assistance in a vibrant Harmony Senior Services luxury senior living community. Harmony is known for its spacious, pet-friendly apartments and the most varied apartment styles on the market. You can make sure that the space for your loved one meets their needs and can fit everything they want to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.


What does “Ready for Retirement” Look Like?

With Spring just around the corner, it’s time to consider the pros and cons list of home maintenance. Spring cleaning, mowing the lawn, washing the cars, cleaning the gutters - the list goes on and on. It’s no wonder maintaining a home is one of the biggest reasons retired seniors opt for a retirement community rather than spending the time and money on upkeep around the house. Retirement communities offer seniors an active and engaging place to enjoy retirement age and dedicate their days to new experiences, meeting new people, and the ability to age in place without the stress of relocating every time their care needs may require more attention. Many newer retirement communities, such as Harmony, offer a continuum of care so seniors can remain in the same familiar location while receiving the care they need throughout every stage of aging. There’s no time like the present to begin researching the best retirement solutions and care options that fit your preferences. 


Shopping for Senior Living 

If you have started researching senior living, you have encountered a variety of options ranging from nursing homes, senior apartments, Continuum of Care communities, residential care homes, skilled nursing facilities, etc. Once you’ve identified the best match for your needs, it’s time to start scheduling tours and experiencing a sample of the retirement lifestyle you prefer. In contrast to the stale and outdated nursing home concepts of the past, Harmony’s luxury amenities and common areas provide opportunities for residents to be active and social throughout the community. Our beautifully designed accommodations set the bar high for distinctive senior living, including our services and amenities that really set us apart. Compared to nursing homes, the majority of our communities offer amenities reminiscent of a fine resort such as an onsite beauty salon, fitness center, restaurant-style dining, and a friendly team available around the clock. Dining at Harmony provides a delicious journey through each executive chef and culinary team. We believe that great dining experiences play an essential role in our community, offering opportunities to get to know neighbors and celebrate special occasions. Nothing says home at Harmony better than a fine meal among friends and family.

Through Harmony, we offer a continuum of care that is unmatched compared to any type of retirement community available on the market. Our flexible care options and multiple care levels enable our team to respond to changing abilities or needs for your loved one. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care all under one roof. This means if your elderly loved one first moves into a Harmony Independent Living community, they can easily transfer to Assisted Living or Memory Care if and when that time comes. In addition, our engaging programming calendar keeps every resident in mind. Harmony offers care level specific activities that are available for Independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. We want our senior residents to have fun and engage in activities throughout our community while feeling healthy and safe in doing so! 

Harmony Senior Services is more than a nursing home or any other senior living community. Harmony offers its residents unrivaled access to everything retirement has to offer. Come see how good living can be at Harmony!


Source: Nursing Homes vs. Assisted Living | U.S. News (usnews.com)