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Apartments for Seniors

If you or a loved one have your heart set on aging in place, a senior living community might be the perfect place to do it. Downsizing into an apartment allows you to cash in on the equity you’ve built up in your house. Which also gives you the freedom to enjoy retirement. And apartments geared specifically for seniors offer an ideal environment for those who are still able to live independently but want to let go of the responsibility and maintenance that comes with owning a house.

What Are Senior Apartments

Senior apartments are the same as any other apartment, except that you must be over the age of 55 to live there. These communities are filled with all kinds of active adults who are in the same stage of their lives. Everyone is winding down and getting ready to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Senior apartments are not necessarily a retirement community. But certain things specific to Making sure the apartments are wheelchair accessible, for example. You may also find extra perks like laundry and housekeeping services, onsite fitness centers, and more. Mary T. has several senior living communities that offer tons of amenities that are included in your monthly rent payment.

Independent Living at Mary T.

Margaret Place, the premier independent senior living community, is named after the daughter of Rosa Camille Williams, who dedicated her life to caring for those in need. Rosa was a nurse who provided care in hospitals and homes in the early 1900s. She was the inspiration for her daughter, Margaret, and her granddaughter, Mary T, to provide services to improve the lives of others in the community.

Margaret Place is located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota only a short walk from Lions Coon Creek Park. It features one-and-two-bedroom apartments for adults aged 55 and over starting at $1,350/month as of the writing of this article. Each unit offers individual temperature control and an emergency response system. In addition, heat, hot water, trash, and recycling are also included with your monthly rent. You’ll find complimentary laundry facilities on each floor, a resident-controlled entrance, and have a 24-hour on-site resident manager at your disposal.

What Makes Margaret Place Special

Margaret Place is an active community with numerous scheduled activities. There are garden clubs, on-site church services, a multitude of wellness and fitness programs, and other things all hosted by our caring staff. You can choose from a number of group activities and outings. Or even just take a walk along Sand Creek Trail, which is within easy reach from your unit. You can also take advantage of the exercise room, or book one of our indoor or outdoor common areas for private gatherings with family and friends.

There are also other services you can add on for an additional fee. These include a regular lunch, housekeeping services, or access to our parking garage. We even have an on-site beauty shop so you can pamper yourself steps away from home. Also, if you need any ongoing medical care, our awesome Home Health staff is available through Mary T. Home Health to assist you in any way we can.

If you’d like more information about senior housing at Margaret Place, we are located at:

1555 118th Ln NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

763-754-2505

Caring for an Elderly Parent

Watching your parents age can bring up a whole host of different emotions. It’s difficult to go from being cared for to being the caregiver, and it’s a role reversal that most of us will face at one time or another. Being a caregiver means different things to different people. It doesn’t matter if your elderly parents are aging in place, living in your home, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. There will be things you’ll have to deal with that are outside of what you have done in the past. But how do you go about caring for an elderly parent? How do you turn the vague feeling of “My parents need help” into an actionable plan? Try not to be overwhelmed. Take things a step at a time and use the resources available to help you along.

Who is responsible for taking care of aging parents?

For some of us, the answer to this question is simple. It’s the responsibility of the adult children, right? Not necessarily. Relationships are complicated, and sometimes making the decision to become a caregiver can be very difficult. From a legal standpoint, whether or not adult children are responsible for their parents’ caregiving varies from state to state. 27 states have what are called Filial Responsibility Laws that require family members to take at least minimal responsibility for aging parents. In other states, children are under no legal requirement to provide senior care. But in general, most of us want to make sure our loved ones are cared for in some fashion.

How do you take care of elderly parents?

Caregiving comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. It doesn’t mean that you have to allow your parents to move in with you and your family, although you may absolutely choose to do so. Caregiving simply means making sure the long-term care needs of your loved one are met. Seniors need support in many different ways. Some have health issues that need to be addressed. Some need help finding programs and services that can keep them in their own homes as long as possible. Others may require in-home care or even 24-hour supervision. How you choose to care for your aging parents is a deeply personal decision. What is right for one person may not be feasible for another.

Consider Their Needs

The best way to start caring for aging parents is to take a step back and see what they need help with. Consider what they do on a daily basis. Can they prepare their meals safely? How is their mobility? Do they have a good social support network? Do they have any health care issues that require assistance? Can they take care of their personal hygiene? Make sure to engage them in the conversation about how they feel about living on their own. Pay attention to how their home looks when you visit. You may discover that for the time being, your parents can take care of themselves and stay at home with some added safety precautions and additional care from you or someone else in the family. You can also tap into programs and services that provide some type of home care such as cleaning services or Meals-on-Wheels.

When it’s Time for the Next Step

However, you may find that your parents aren’t able to safely live on their own. If you and your aging parents agree that it’s time to find some extra support, take stock of what you are able and willing to provide. Your first instinct might be to bring them into your home, but caring for elderly parents takes time and commitment. You may find that you can’t provide your seniors with the help and support they need to be safe and healthy. In that case, finding another solution, such as an assisted living facility or a nursing home, may be the only option that will work for all involved.

How do you care for elderly parents at home?

A Teenage Girl with Mother and Grandmother at HomeCaregiving for aging loved ones in your home is a big decision that should be discussed openly and honestly with all involved. Once you have everyone on board, you can get down to the business of actually caregiving. Make sure you know what needs you have to meet to keep your Mom or Dad healthy and safe. Keep a notebook handy to jot down notes of things that you notice during the first few weeks you’re caring for them at home. Create a list of caregiving tasks that need to be completed on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Level of home care may change based on time of day, or on weekends. Decide how much you are able to handle on your own, and find help if you need it.

Taking care of a parent is often made easier by enlisting other family members for assistance, but there are also respite programs, cleaning services and more that can help out when time is a problem. If you work outside the home, try looking into adult daycare services that can watch your parent while at the office. Living with an aging parent has its own set of challenges, so it’s important not to get overwhelmed. Don’t be afraid to step back and reassess the situation if need be.

Is there government assistance for caring for elderly parents?

Caregivers may not be aware that there are many government programs available that can help if you are charged with taking care of an aging parent. You probably know that Medicare is available to cover the health care of seniors. Medicare Part A covers hospital care and is usually provided for free. Medicare Part B is additional health coverage and Part D covers prescriptions. Caregivers that discover they can’t meet the needs of their aging parents can get their seniors approved for Medicaid to help pay for a long-term care facility. Another option Medicaid provides is paying for in-home caregivers, and the person who provides that care can often be a family member, or even a spouse. Some states also offer financial assistance to caregivers of aging seniors.

The Administration of Aging has agencies located in each state to help families navigate health insurance questions, legal assistance and help with long-term care if that is something your senior needs. They are a great source of information and can point caregivers in the right direction to help resolve many of the challenges put forth when caregiving.

How do you deal with the stress of caring for an elderly parent?

Caring for aging parents can be a very rewarding experience, but it is also one of the most stressful things you may ever do. Oftentimes, a caregiver is so focused on the care they’re giving that they fail to provide care for themselves. This can lead to caregivers becoming overwhelmed and resentful. It can also have a negative effect on your own health, making you incapable of caring for anyone at all! So how do you deal with the stress?

For one thing, it’s extremely important for you to check in with yourself on a daily basis. Be sure you get enough sleep, exercise and downtime. Lean on family members to help with certain tasks. Make time for activities that you enjoyed prior to taking on your caregiving duties. There are caregiver support groups available in-person or online to help you navigate the new emotions and challenges that come with caregiving. Most important, try to remember that you can’t be everything to everyone. At the end of the day, you will know that you did the best you could to support your loved one as they take on their senior years.

If you’re looking for senior care and senior living options in Minnesota, our staff at Mary T will be happy to help. Contact us when you’re ready.

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Almost everyone loves to be home. Home is familiar and comfortable. It’s a special place filled with memories that make up who we are. Home is where we have loved, lost, laughed, fought, and perhaps even grieved. Living on our own gives us a sense of independence and privacy. So it’s no wonder that even as we age, our goal is to stay in our homes for as long as possible.

That being said, all of us will have to face that at some point, some tasks will not be as easy for us to accomplish as they once were. However, there are a number of home safety tips you can put into practice to make living at home safer for aging adults. Allowing them to remain in the home they have loved for so many years.

Why is geriatric home safety important?

Being proactive when it comes to home safety for seniors is essential to their wellbeing. Tens of millions of people each year are afflicted by preventable at-home injuries. And the risk of experiencing one only goes up as people grow older. Creating a safe environment for your senior loved one will give both of you peace of mind while enhancing their quality of life. There are certain areas that are most crucial when you address home safety. As well as a plethora of technological tools that can help the family monitor the situation and even call for help if needed.

How do I protect my senior loved one at home?

Aging in place is quite doable for many older adults. As long as precautions are taken to avoid the most common dangers. Small changes make a big difference.

Prevent Falls

Safety grab bar in bathroomAccording to the CDC, falls are the number one cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries in those 65 years of age or older. The older we get, the more fragile our skin and bones become, making us much more susceptible to nasty cuts and broken bones. It also takes us much longer to heal from a fall if we do get injured.

One of the easiest things to do is go through the house and remove any trip hazards such as area rugs and electric cords you find. Electrical cords can be tucked away under furniture, and if possible remove throw rugs from the floor altogether as they tend to bunch up and pose a risk. If there are pets in the house, ensure their toys are picked up and stored away.

Falls are especially likely in the bathroom. So install grab bars they can use to make getting in and out of the tub or shower easier. You can also add non-slip or non-skid strips on the shower or tub floor to reduce the chance of falling, and provide a shower stool to make it easier for seniors to bathe themselves. The bathroom isn’t the only place grab bars are useful. You can install them in entryways and near thresholds to help seniors move from room to room more safely. Putting these simple fall-prevention measures into place will make living independently much easier and safer.

Security and Maintenance Help

Keeping up with regular maintenance is another important part of home safety. Seniors may not be capable of remembering or completing the routine maintenance required to keep things safe and secure. It may help you to create a checklist of items to review on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.

For example, carbon monoxide detectors and fire alarms should be inspected at least once a month to ensure sure they are working properly. Check that every room in the house has adequate lighting and that all bulbs are in good working order. Check grab bars, towel racks, and other mounted items to makes sure things are secure. Inspect the clothes dryer for signs of lint buildup, and give appliances a once-over to make sure cords are not frayed or damaged. Each time you visit, watch out for any buildup of trash and visit the bathroom to make sure the toilets are clean and functioning properly. Making sure these things are done properly and on a regular basis will keep your senior living in a safe and secure home.

Other Miscellaneous Home Safety Tips for Seniors

There are a few other home safety tips that can help seniors stay safe inside their homes. Turn the hot water heater down to 120 degrees to prevent burns. Place a bench near the front door so they have a safe place to put on and take off their shoes. You can install bed rails if your loved one is in danger of falling out of bed during the night. Replacing doorknobs with lever handles makes it easier for seniors with arthritis to open and close doors. In the kitchen, move frequently used items to a place where they are easily accessible.

Post emergency numbers near all phones, including 911, poison control, important doctors, and the names of nearby family members they can call who are available to come help whenever necessary. Anything you can do to help keep things easily accessible may make a difference.

Use Technology to your advantage.

Senior Woman Sitting On Stair Lift At HomeThere are technologies out there that can have a huge impact on the care of someone who is aging in place. Medical alert devices have been around a long time and will bring emergency help with the push of a button. Often you can even add fall detection to these services. Voice-activated smart devices can help seniors set reminders, timers, and even make emergency calls for you. They also provide entertainment such as music and audiobooks. Invest in a cell phone and teach your senior how to use it to call you in case of an emergency.

Change light switches to a smart sensor that will automatically turn lights on and off when you enter or leave a room. These are especially great for when you have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. There’s no doubt that these devices allow aging adults to stay in their homes much longer than they could even 25 years ago.

Home safety for seniors with dementia.

Senior care for those with dementia can be a little more complicated. But it’s still doable. Once a senior starts showing signs of dementia, they should be supervised at all times. But there are tips that can help you take care of your loved one at home. In the kitchen, keep knives and cleaning supplies locked up and put finger guards on the garbage disposal if you have one. Choose appliances with automatic shutoff features so that stoves and ovens aren’t left on accidentally.

Install a home security system so that an alarm sounds if your senior tries to leave the home. You also may consider removing door locks inside the home to keep loved ones from locking themselves inside. If your senior tends to wander, there are even GPS tracking devices you can have them wear so you can find them if they lose their way. Senior care for a loved one with dementia is never easy, but you can definitely ease the situation by taking action to prevent dangerous situations.

Be Diligent

Close Up Of Installing Smoke Detector At HomeIt’s important to know that as adults age, they often don’t realize it when things become unsafe. After all, they’ve been living alone their whole lives, they know how to take care of themselves! Communicate with your aging loved ones and reiterate that you are available to help. Enlist family members to give the home a once-over during visits and remove anything that poses a safety threat. Provide the information seniors need at their fingertips so they don’t have to go searching for things in an emergency. Use the technology that’s available, and chances are your seniors can enjoy their independence for many years to come.

When home safety for seniors is no longer enough, there are plenty of options for senior living that can accommodate your loved one’s needs. We provide disability services, senior housing, skilled nursing, therapy, home health, and hospice care. We also offer a wide range of market rate & income-restricted rental housing communities. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We provide services throughout Minnesota and have additional properties in Maryland, Arizona, and Wisconsin.

Questions to Ask When Choosing an Independent Living Facility

There comes a time in the lives of many seniors when they would rather break free from the burdens of life and take on fewer responsibilities. Oftentimes, older adults need help and care but don’t want to even entertain the thought of assisted living. They feel like they’re capable of looking after themselves and aren’t suited for such facilities.

Fortunately, senior care is available through many different living options. Thanks to the relaxed, long-term care of independent living communities, your loved one can enjoy a whole new life while still receiving love and support from family and friends.

But before any grand decisions are made, it is important to ensure that you choose the best senior living community for your needs. To assist you with this, our specialists here at Marty T have compiled this helpful resource.

Below, you will learn the right questions to ask when considering independent living facilities. By asking essential questions, you and your loved one will have peace of mind that you are making the best decision.

Is Independent Living Right for You?

To determine whether independent living is right for you, consider the following:

You would rather let someone else handle daily tasks and chores

Does the thought of leaving yard work, home maintenance, and other chores to someone more capable sound appealing to you? At independent living communities, you get to focus on friendships and living a quiet life that suits your own pace.

You’re ready to build new friendships

When you decide to live independently in a senior community, you can look forward to being surrounded by like-minded residents. As such, you can build new friendships and relationships with other seniors.

Imagine having your best friend within walking distance and the ability to visit any time you like. Living independent (for example, living in 55+ communities) affords you such niceties as you start a new chapter in your life.

You like the idea of having nearby activities

Senior living communities include plenty of care options to keep loved ones entertained and fulfilled. On-site activities ensure that residents of the local community can interact and participate without having to leave the premises.

Being responsible for less cooking sounds appealing

An independent community offers prepared meals every day, although the number provided varies between communities. Some may offer one meal, while others may offer more. When you inquire about care services, be sure to ask about meals, as well.

Seniors may be responsible for some meals, but not all. An independent retirement community will have a kitchen available for meal preparation and greater convenience.

Is Assisted Living the Same as Independent Living?

Assisted living and independent living are vastly different from one another, although the two senior living options share similar features. The differences begin with the capabilities of the residents. Seniors who are no longer able to care for themselves and require daily medical care should move to an assisted living facility.

Nursing Care

elderly woman smiling with caretaker

Assisted living also provides regular nursing care, ensuring that loved ones always have access to continuing care 24 hours a day for optimal health and well-being. In short, if your loved one doesn’t feel comfortable on their own anymore, they should seriously consider assisted living.

Moving to an assisted living community ensures that seniors who need personal care can get the attention they need. Assisted living provides continuing care that is centered on your loved one’s medical needs.

On-Site Staff

If necessary, seniors can call for help any time thanks to on-site nursing staff. Medical services are always available, providing a higher level of senior care. Residents who require daily medications will get theirs from the nurses throughout the day, ensuring that such things aren’t accidentally forgotten or overlooked.

Rather, a senior living in an independent facility is able to provide for the majority of their needs. These residents don’t need nursing care, memory care, or medical care around the clock. But that doesn’t mean that they will be on their own completely.

Thanks to on-site services, your loved one can enjoy home care that handles things like laundry and cleaning. This affords more time to focus on friendships and enjoying daily living without the burden of looking after the place.

How Does Independent Living Work?

elderly couple enjoying lakefront view

This type of senior housing works much the same as that of a retirement community. Senior housing is offered in the form of senior apartments, ensuring everyone has their privacy while being in close proximity to other residents.

Activities are available on-site, as well, so that residents have plenty of options to keep them busy. Like a retirement facility, your loved one will be able to make friends with fellow seniors, ensuring that the need for companionship is met.

Choosing an Independent Living Facility or Retirement Home

To assist you in choosing the right place for your needs, we invite you to contact us at Mary T. Our housing experts specialize in senior home care and will be more than happy to help you find the best facility for your needs. If you’re looking for senior living in Coon Rapids MN, we’re the right people to call.

We will discuss pricing, on-site services and activities, local resources, and more. We want to make sure that you move to a place that is suitable for your needs.

At Mary T, we also assist with your medical insurance to ensure that pricing is within your budget. Our specialists are here to help you every step of the way to ensure a smooth transition.

Supporting a Loved One in a Move to Independent Living

elderly man sitting on bench

Perhaps the most important thing you can do is to stay in touch with your friend or family member after they have moved to an independent living facility. Remember, they are likely leaving a home behind that is full of memories.

Seniors need continuing care and support from their families. You can help a great deal just by giving them a call from time to time. Sadly, too many seniors are left alone and without the contact they need. You may find that keeping in contact makes all the difference in the world.

If you have any more questions regarding independent living in Minnesota, give us a call!

How to Convince a Parent to Move to Assisted Living

Ask nearly anyone about a move to assisted living and they’ll tell you that they would feel better staying in their own home. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the right decision when it comes to aging parents. They may need care around the clock that they can’t at home.

As tough as it is, this is a conversation that is necessary to ensure the safety of parents who are declining in health. To help you with this, we would like to share some options and perspectives for you to consider while you have that discussion.

These tips will help you get the conversation started and guide it in the right direction. And as tough as it may be at times, you have to keep your loved one’s best interest at heart.

Talking to Your Parents About Assisted Living

Before you jump right into a conversation about a move to assisted living, it’s best to drop light hints about the thought of moving to an assisted living community. You never want to approach your aging parents or loved ones in a manner that suggests you have already decided for them.

Ideally, senior living should be a mutual decision – one that you agree on together. What’s more, all seniors need to be reassured that senior living communities aren’t anything like they imagine.

For many elderly parents and loved ones, an assisted living community is a place that brings great joy and peace. As such, you want to make sure that you convey the benefits that these communities will provide. Many of them offer fun activities, fewer responsibilities, around-the-clock care, and enhanced safety.

It’s good to point out that moving to a senior living community will afford your mom or dad the perfect opportunity to make new friends. Once they get involved in their community and take part in the activities offered, many parents quickly change their mind about being there.

Addressing Concerns

Make sure that you listen to any concerns your parent may have about making such a move. Reassure them that this is just a new chapter in their life – one centered on their health and safety.

It’s also important to wait for the right time. If your parent is inclined to accidents, bring this up the next time something happens. Convey your concerns about what would have happened had you not been there. It’s important that they also see the need for such a move.

At that same time, if your parent or relative isn’t at any immediate risk and is more than capable of taking care of themselves, don’t rush into assisted living. There are plenty other types of communities for seniors. If they simply talk about being lonely or showing a desire to meet people, independent living communities might be a better fit.

Making the Move to Assisted Living

When the day comes that it’s time to make the move, try to consider how your parent must feel. You don’t completely understand what they are being asked to leave behind. Not only are they leaving their home, but also a lifetime of memories. There is bound to be a lot of emotion involved in this move.

While there’s a good chance that your loved one will meet new residents and form friendships, the need to talk to family never ends. Try to visit as often as you can and get the family involved, too. This will help in the coping process more than you can imagine.

Common Questions About Assisted Living

Q: Is there a time when family members should begin discussing assisted living facilities as a possible option for care?

One of the most opportune times to have this discussion is if, for example, mom has a close call at home. Let her know that you worry about her safety. You want her to be aware that there are options available that might help meet her needs.

Q: What is the best way to bring up a possible transition into assisted living?

It’s always better if your parents bring it up first. Not necessarily moving to assisted living, but the desire to have security and peace of mind. This is a much easier option compared to you making the first move.

Q: What can you do if your parent is resistant or completely opposed to an assisted living facility?

There are some instances that make having a reasonable conversation impossible. For example, dealing with memory loss or dementia. In those cases, you might be unable to do or say anything to change their thinking.

As hard as it is, you may have to seek a power of attorney to ensure the safety and best interest of your loved one. If you are finding this difficult and don’t know where to start, we encourage you to contact us at Mary T.

We specialize in senior living services and can help you in this challenging time. If you’re looking for assisted living or nursing homes in coon rapids MN, give us a call. We will be happy to assist you in finding the right place for your loved one.

Minneapolis Retirement Communities

Mary T’s assisted living programs help your loved ones get into the right minneapolis retirement communities. Regardless of their needs, our senior housing specialists work hard to make sure that your loved ones get the care they deserve.

Focus on You

Our goal is to help you focus on enjoying your time with your family. As a senior living resident, you shouldn’t have to worry about maintenance and upkeep. When you transition into a senior living community, you can look forward to enjoying life and finding more time for the things you want.

Connect With Others

When you choose senior living in Minneapolis, you choose connection. Residents have access to on-site and nearby amenities designed to help them connect with fellow neighbors and 55+ community members. If you are an active adult who is looking for newfound freedom, you will be pleased to know that our community offers a wealth of activities that accommodate an independent lifestyle.

Activities

Many independent living assisted communities offer things like a fitness center, community center, and much more. At Mary T, we feel it is important that you don’t feel isolated. That’s why we make sure that you have plenty of options for connecting with others in your retirement community.

Fellowship

Some of our 55+ communities in Minnesota even have garden clubs and on-site church services to help you feel like a part of the community. We employ caring staff members who help host special events to ensure that you always have something to do.

No Place Like Home

Your safety and comfort are important to us. Independent living doesn’t mean that you are left to fend for yourself. Even though you may be an active adult, our Mary T staff will check in on you twice each day to ensure your safety and well-being. We also provide emergency response systems in select independent living locations.

Accommodating Floor Plans

Depending on the Minneapolis, MN senior housing location you decide on, you can look forward to floor plans that meet your needs. Our senior apartments are designed to accommodate those who need a compact but accessible housing option.

Minneapolis Retirement Community Housing Options

Apartments

Our Minneapolis, MN apartments are available in either 1- or 2-bedroom configurations. Each place offers a layout that makes it easier for you to move around. All apartments include on-site gathering facilities that encourage community and togetherness.

Exercise Rooms and Laundry Services

On-site exercise rooms and laundry services make it easy for you to get the senior care you need for a comfortable and convenient living arrangement. If you are an active adult, you will find our Minneapolis, MN communities to be tailored to your liking.

Safety and Security

Our apartments are equipped with a resident-controlled entrance. This gives you the peace of mind that only the 55+ community can enter the apartments. We make sure that each senior community is set up in a way that ensures your safety.

If you are interested in a senior apartment, we encourage you to contact us today so we can help you explore your options in Minneapolis, MN.

Homes

If you need something bigger than our apartments, our senior living in Minnesota offers housing in both 2- and 3-bedroom homes. Our independent living homes come with attached garages and appliances like a refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven.

All homes have nearby shopping and on-site community activities that allow you to connect with others and be a part of the 55+ community.

Community Matters

Residents living in our homes have access to an on-site clubhouse equipped with cable TV and internet. You will also find a dog park, and all of our homes are pet-friendly.

Accessibility

What’s more, all of our homes are wheelchair-accessible to ensure that everyone feels welcome and secure. We have wide hallways and large bathrooms specifically designed to accommodate your needs.

Senior Living You Can Afford – Minneapolis Retirement Communities

At Mary T, we strive to lessen the burden of the cost of living. Minneapolis senior living residents of the twin cities can look forward to affordable housing options, whether you choose to live in one of our apartments or homes.

Minneapolis, MN residents who require continuing care will want to ask about our assisted living programs. We provide on-site assistance and memory care services to ensure your health and safety. If you have medical needs that need to be tended to each day, our nursing staff will make sure that you receive the care you deserve.

Contact Mary T Today!

All of us at Mary T want to make sure that you transition to the right minneapolis retirement communities for your needs.

Living in 55+ Communities

What Is Independent Living?

Independent living provides living arrangements for seniors in an active adult community. Also referred to as 55 plus communities, independent living gives seniors a new home for adults with an active lifestyle.

In addition, most active adults find their new homes to be more compact in size, lessening the daily burden of maintenance and upkeep. What’s more, the floor plans are often designed in a way that allows the senior to move about more freely.

Designed for Active Seniors

One of the perks of being in a senior living community is that you or your loved one will have access to things like a nearby golf course, fitness center, and other amenities.

Retirement communities provide senior living arrangements that range from apartment living to single-family homes. Each community is different, so it’s important to speak with our trained staff to help you decide the best community for your needs.

The Best Housing for Your Needs

If you require assisted living care communities, we can help you find communities that offer this type of senior living arrangement. Depending on your lifestyle, you can find the perfect community for your needs with the most accommodating amenities.

Other Names for 55 Communities

  • Continuing care retirement community
  • 55 communities or 62+ communities
  • Senior apartment or housing
  • Age-restricted community
  • Active adult communities
  • Retirement communities
  • Senior community
  • Retirement home
  • Senior living

Types of 55 Communities

Now that you know the different names of 55 communities, let’s explore what you can expect from senior living homes and communities.

Low-Income

Homes for 55 and over can be available in subsidized complexes that cater to low-income seniors.

Senior Apartments

This housing option is restricted by age, ensuring that your neighbors are seniors, as well.

Retirement Homes

This is another form of restricted housing that is designated for seniors aged either 55 or 62 and up.

Continuing Care Communities

These retirement communities are designed to accommodate seniors with limited needs. Some of these communities also have on-site nursing available to ensure that you have the care you need for comfortable daily living.

55+ Communities Near Me

If you are interested in finding a 55 community, we encourage you to call our experienced staff at Mary T. We can help you and your loved one find a place that provides just what you need. Whether apartments with amenities or your own retirement home, we will work hard to make sure that you find the perfect living arrangement.

Let Us Help in Your Transition

Your care is important to us. Nearby retirement is easier than you may think. We invite you to give us a call so we can assist in placing you in the best housing for your needs. Mary T specializes in helping seniors transition to independent living. We can also help with your insurance to ensure that your loved one is placed in the best facility for their needs.

We understand the importance of finding independent living that accommodates your lifestyle. That’s why we offer comprehensive services that help locate the most suitable community in your city.

Care That Matters

At Mary T, we help you search for the right senior care facility in your city. You don’t have to go through this transition alone. Call our home care specialists so we can assist you in your search and help you get the care you deserve.

However, if you require care around the clock, assisted living communities may be a better fit for your needs. We will be happy to check your city for a facility that offers the services and care that you require.

If you are finding it to be increasingly difficult to care for yourself in your home, it may be time to consider a senior housing community. You might be surprised to find that moving into a community affords you new freedoms.

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By breaking free of daily responsibilities, you will have less to worry about and can focus on new friendships and leisure.

Be sure to contact Mary T today so we can answer any questions you may have and help you get started on your journey to independent living. We look forward to serving you and hope to hear from you soon!