Are you or someone you love thinking about moving into a retirement community but not sure which type is right for you? Or perhaps the choices seem overwhelming and nothing speaks to you? Considering the amount of articles and publicity on the subject, searching for your next home can be a complicated process. At the same _me, it’s understandable to assume that all senior residences are the same.
Whether you prefer the supportive, more self-guided environment of (Independent Living), or need a higher level of care when suffering from a form of Dementia (Memory Care), there are a wide range of options, each catering to seniors of varying needs, activity levels and lifestyle expectations. Some senior residences, such as River Bend, serve a cross-section of older adults, combining several types of retirement living under one roof. These continuing care communities allow independent residents to reside alongside seniors with more complex mental and physical needs. As such, services and amenities cater to a wider aging-in-place population and allow for more interaction among residents.
Deciding which senior living option is best for you doesn’t have to be difficult. Ultimately, it comes down to which type of residence best aligns with your level of health, mobility, fitness and independence, as well as lifestyle choice.
Q. Why should someone move to River Bend Retirement Community?
River Bend Retirement Community was founded to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives. We want people to age in place and be able to stay independent in their private apartment without having to go to institutional care.
Our goal is to help our residents stay active and we do this through our wellness programs, our social calendars, our delicious meals and by providing a community where they feel secure surrounded by friends. This gives them the freedom to do more things, go more places, spend more time with family, visit more with friends and just generally, live a better life.
Q. What is Long-Term Care?
Long-term Care is the ongoing care and support that includes assistance with activities of daily living. LTC helps individuals that require assistance with many of the things the average person takes for granted, such as getting dressed, personal hygiene, and preparing meals.
Q. What type of Long-Term Care options are available at River Bend?
INDEPENDENT LIVING is available for seniors who want to maintain independence, stay active and yet be free of worry of home maintenance. Residents can come and go as they please knowing that they are in a secure building with staff available 24 hours. If you don’t want to cook meals, do laundry or housekeeping, all of this is available at a reasonable price.
ASSISTED LIVING is available for seniors who wish to remain social and want to maintain privacy in their own apartment while still receiving assistance through an individualized care plan. Our
staff is available and on-site 24 hours. All meals, laundry and housekeeping are included. We treat each resident with respect and dignity.
RESPITE CARE at River Bend caters to seniors looking for temporary or short-term care in a comfortable home-like setting. Whether you are recuperating from an illness or your current
caregiver needs to be away. Respite Care is available for both Assisted Living and Moments Memory Care. Our respite rooms are fully furnished apartments that require a minimum 14-day
stay with a maximum of 30 days. The Respite Program includes all meals, laundry, housekeeping and an individualized care plan.
MEMORY CARE River Bend’s state-of-the-art “Moments” addition opened in 2018. The program offers a higher level of care for those who require additional support and services including
those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of Dementia. We offer a variety of one-on-one and small group activities to engage each resident in meaningful and fulfilling pastimes. Staff
have been trained to understand and handle the special needs of your loved one with continuous daily reminders, prompting and assistance with personal needs. We also provide hourly checks, a secured entrance and patio.
Q. Can I afford to live here?
You may be wondering about the affordability of living in our community. We work hard to keep the monthly fee reasonable and its increases to a minimum. When you compare what it costs to maintain your present home with what it costs to enjoy the amenities of our community, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. When you consider all of our services such as home maintenance and lawn care, dining, a full social activities calendar, exercise classes, weekly housekeeping, scheduled transportation, concierge services, paid utilities, paid taxes, and emergency response all at your fingertips – you’ll discover that life is better and, perhaps, even less expensive, too. When you add to that the peace of mind offered both you and your family, knowing that your needs are taken care of, living at River Bend becomes an inc.
Q. What is the Lifestyle Fee?
The Lifestyle Fee is a non-refundable one-time charge required by River Bend to cover activities, maintenance, homeowners insurance and other costs related to owning a home.
Q: How would you describe your activities program?
A full-time Activities Director plans and coordinates a daily schedule of varied activities geared to our residents’ interests and preferences. There are exercise and educational classes, BINGO and card games, crafts, study groups, parties, and movie nights. We also offer outings to cultural destinations, day excursions, shopping trips, and lunches out on the town. Seasonal events, happy hours, themed dinners, and birthday celebrations are included, too. Our social calendars are published before the beginning of the month so that each member can plan in advance and invite their friends and family.
Q: What is the dining program?
Our residents enjoy nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner options that are provided daily.
Q: Does River Bend allow pets?
Unfortunately, no. River Bend does not allow pets inside the facility. However you can have a family member bring a beloved pet for a visit in our outside garden area.
Q: Can residents decorate their apartment and bring their own furniture?
Absolutely! At River Bend Retirement Community, we encourage you to create the home environment you have always enjoyed!