Difference Between Assisted Living & Independent Living

What Is the Difference Between Assisted Living & Independent Living?

How to Know What’s Best for You

Do you know the difference between assisted living & independent living? As we age, our need for assistance with routine daily tasks increases, from needing assistance with housekeeping and shopping to needing help with bathing and taking medication. There is no shame in needing additional support and for looking for a place that offers it in a comfortable, enriching setting, like the one at The Landing at Cape Elizabeth.

You may have heard “assisted living” and “independent living” used interchangeably, but these are very different terms used to indicate how much support a resident of a community like ours needs. Read on to learn more about the difference between the two types of residences and how to determine which type would best suit you or your loved one.

What Is Independent Living?

Independent living is the first step to take if you want to live comfortably and control your daily life and schedule while retaining others to help with housekeeping tasks. Independent living allows you to live on your own terms in a community where you can stay socially engaged and have someone cook and clean for you. All you need to do is enjoy life, and we’ll do the rest! And, should you need assisted living later on, the transition will be much easier.

What Is Assisted Living?

Here at The Landing at Cape Elizabeth, assisted living occurs in the same beautiful grounds and comfortable apartments as independent living, but assisted living offers help beyond housekeeping and meal preparation to residents who need it. Assisted living includes nursing and personal care services as well as the planned activities, delicious meals, and worry-free lifestyle of independent living. Medication administration, 24/7 on-call nursing services, and other personal care are included in assisted living.

Why Choose The Landing at Cape Elizabeth?

At The Landing at Cape Elizabeth, we believe that everyone, no matter their age or needs, deserves to live life to the fullest. Our lovely grounds and experienced staff members can make sure you or your loved one has the care they need, meeting them wherever they are in life.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to find out which type of care would suit you or your loved one. We would be happy to schedule a visit so that you can see what makes our community unique.


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