Why do it all by youself?
With an influx of Retirement Communities, Independent and Assisted Living Communities, Specialized Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Centers and senior care resources, seniors and their families can find themselves wading through hundreds of potential options. There are emotional, practical and financial issue that must be considered.
The Windchimes Process
Through an extensive discovery session, our advisors learn about your financial, social, spiritual and healthcare needs, as well as desired location.
After our discovery session, we build an action plan that includes only the best care options that meet your unique wants and needs.
We schedule and accompany you on visits to selected senior living communities and care providers. We are here for support throughout the decision making process.
Once a community has been selected, we help secure the required paperwork and schedule an assessment. We provide referrals to local resources that specialize in financial and estate planning, realty, downsizing and moving.
Our process ensures a smooth transition into
your new community.
Types of Senior Living
Independent Living communities are ideal for active seniors looking for socialization and a maintenance free lifestyle. These communities typically offer a range of amenities including 1-2 meals a day in a dining room or restaurant style setting, weekly housekeeping, social activities and transportation to shopping and doctor appointments. Apartments vary in sizes from studios to two-bedrooms, and include full size kitchens. Some communities offer stand-alone cottages with an attached garage. Independent Living communities also offer the option of emergency call buttons for additional safety and security. This option is great for seniors who are on the go and are able to live on their own, but enjoy the shared dining experience and relief from the upkeep of a home or apartment.
Assisted Living communities are an excellent option for seniors who are requiring supervision or assistance with their activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, showering, transferring, etc.) Medication management is a staple in Assisted Living communities in Maryland. There are trained medical professionals available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Amenities typically include three meals a day, housekeeping, laundry, social activities and transportation. In Assisted Living, you can find large communities that offer studio and one bedroom apartments or small residential homes that provide semi-private or private rooms.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Neighborhoods are communities that are custom tailored for individuals with cognitive impairment. These neighborhoods offer residents the ability to maintain their well-being and dignity by engaging in programs specifically designed for the various stages of progressive dementia. Alzheimer’s and dementia neighborhoods are typically smaller than traditional assisted living, and are easier for residents to navigate. Most neighborhoods have novelties such as textured pictures on the walls for sight and touch and enclosed court yards for freedom and security.