Westminster Village North, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), offers a continuum of options for elder care that can ease anxiety for seniors and their families.
Located on 57 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the complex includes options for independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care.
“As individuals and couples retire and get older, they often consider moving into a smaller house,” says Laura Roman, director of marketing and public relations. “But what is the step after that? Once we get older, we know our health will change. If people give some thought to what is down the pike they may think, ‘Do I want my kids to make the choice for my care in case my needs become complex, or is it something I’d like to consider now?’”
As a CCRC, the supportive community at Westminster Village North ensures that as health needs change, individuals can move seamlessly into a different living situation. Independent living choices include cottages, luxury apartments and ranch homes, in which occupants never have to worry about yard work or maintenance. The staff is diligent about making sure everything is in tip-top shape and in working order. As situations change, additional steps to meet individual needs include assisted living, memory care or the skilled nursing community.
“Sometimes people get overwhelmed,” Roman says. “Seniors themselves, or children of seniors, are concerned about safety. Fears about not taking medication regularly, not eating properly, or even carrying baskets of laundry down basement stairs to the washing machine are very real worries.”
Roman says a CCRC provides a safety net for all residents, and nurses are on duty around the clock.
“Most residents wear a lanyard, and all they have to do is push a button for immediate help,” she says. “For those recovering from surgery, our Health Center can provide the rehabilitation and aid needed after hospitalization. My hope is that people will consider living in a CCRC such as Westminster Village North. Our oldest resident is 105 and we have six residents over the age of 100. I truly believe that they have lived so long in part because they made the choice to reside in a place where they received necessary support when their health needs changed.”
Westminster Village North is located at 11050 Presbyterian Dr. in Indianapolis. For more information, give them a call at 317-823-6841 or visit them online at westminstervillage.com.