Senior independent living is a housing option for older adults, usually with apartment-style homes and amenities like dining, recreation and transportation. Residents are free to come and go as they please. Many residents participate in social gatherings and planned activities, while others may prefer a quieter life. The decision to utilize all, some, or none of the amenities is left to each resident.
Many senior-living residents drive their own cars and parking is available in most communities. Some residents prefer to use the provided transportation service for trips to the grocery store, shopping center or other locations. At University Place, residents can access convenient covered parking, valet and also enjoy complimentary transportation to nearby Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and medical buildings.
Some senior-living communities, including University Place, allow residents to bring their pets.
Senior living eliminates the daily upkeep of owning a home. Without spending time and money on repairs, yard work and other home needs, seniors can start a new chapter of recreational activities, learning new skills and an active social community. University Place offers weekly housekeeping and access to a wide array of monthly social activities. Residents can also take advantage of cultural events at next door Houston Christian University.
If your needs change and additional care services are needed, some communities offer residents access to health providers who administer care onsite. It is a good idea to choose a community that offers multiple levels of care: independent living, assisted living and skilled-nursing care. University Place conveniently offers independent living, personal assistance services and skilled nursing care.
Independent-living residents handle daily activities on their own, without extra assistance. In an assisted-living community, residents receive assistance for daily activities like bathing, grooming and medication management.
Senior-living communities generally offer more health services than 55+ communities. Although amenities like dining and recreation may be similar, 55+ communities usually do not provide access to on-call nursing or other health services.
Costs vary between communities, based on location, amenities and services.