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If you’re caring for an older adult with disabilities or you are aging and need more support, navigating housing options can be complex. You want an environment that provides services, amenities and resources as needed—but everybody is different. What do you or your loved one need to thrive?
We’ve got good news for you. Independent living with Upside offers apartments in communities designed for older adults with disabilities. You’ll get a private place with access to services and a dedicated Upside Manager that gets to know you personally and acts as an advocate and gateway to services. If you’re a senior who needs support or a loved one of an older adult with disabilities, you can rest assured that you’ve got an extension of family with Upside and a dedicated Upside Manager – your personal concierge.
Maybe you don’t want to be pigeon-holed into a schedule—and we get it. You’d like to access services and amenities without feeling obligated to participate in “all of the things.” That’s why Upside offers a customized independent living experience where you basically choose your own adventure for this stage in life. You can lead the lifestyle you want, and you don’t need to stress over the planning or organization.
If you’re looking for some extra help and conveniences but do not require assistance for bathing, 24/7 medical care, dressing, eating or medications—then independent living is a great option that provides flexibility and peace of mind. For example, Upside Managers can coordinate services, amenities and care including:
It’s hard to ask for help sometimes. If you rely on loved ones or friends for rides to appointments or to run errands, you can alleviate the burden and get rid of the guilt with an Upside Manager that helps arrange transportation, reservations, grocery delivery, meal services or whatever you need. The benefit is, there’s no required commitment. You decide. We customize services and amenities based on your lifestyle and how you want to do your older years. And if your needs change, we’re there to help you plan for next steps with supplemental services and supports so you can age in place as you wish.
You might be wondering, is independent living for me as an adult with development disabilities or a senior with special needs? As a loved one, you might be concerned whether the independence you’ve spent years nurturing will be compromised.
First, let’s spell out the difference between independent living and assisted living. Independent living offers private apartments or homes with access to common areas, conveniences, services and a low-maintenance lifestyle. If you can live on your own but want to minimize daily tasks and choose how you spend your time, this is a great option.
Assisted living is for older adults who need help with everyday activities like bathing, dressing, taking medications, and require more intensive medical assistance.
If you’re looking for convenience and a low-maintenance lifestyle, you can have the “back-end” support you need to thrive and live as you wish without the rigidity or extra cost and care of assisted living. At Upside, You Choose. And we mean everything from your home and the community to how and when you receive services, what amenities you need or want, and our level of involvement. Ramp it up or scale back at any time. There’s no commitment.
When looking for a home with supports, you should ask about these amenities. Upside home living in curated communities including those for older adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs includes:
How can we help you live life to the fullest? Our Upside Managers offer a gateway to independence by coordinating services and connecting you to the conveniences and experiences that mean the most so you can thrive. How can we help?