Rhode Island Monthly Independent Living 2014 : Page 3

SPE CIAL AD VER TISING SE CTION However, at some point, living in your current home may not be your best option. An independent living community, age-segregated living with limited services, may be an ideal alternative. satisfactory, adequate, able to meet their needs as they get older and older.” Most independent living spaces are designed to accommodate physical limita-tions and feature single-level living with wide doorways. Besdine says independent living is like living at home but with includ-ed maintenance services such as lawn-keeping, snow removal and trash pickup. Some facilities also include laundry and linen services, meals and transportation. The difference between independent and assisted living is the assistance itself. While the latter oftentimes includes the same services as independent living sites, it can also include twenty-four-hour care staffs, medication management and help with bathing and dressing. “I think the key thing people should understand is it’s an intermediate step between living on your own and in a nursing home,” Clark says. >> MOVING HOME continued on page 114 Quality; Trust; Experience That’s Tockwotton on the Waterfront . Located on the banks of Providence Harbor, Tockwotton is a premier senior living community built on a tradition of uncompromising quality and superior care. Well-planned and beautifully designed, we provide Rhode Island with a variety of services designed to meet the changing needs of older adults and their families. Call Michaela at 401-272-5280 for more information. ASSISTED LIVING MEMORY CARE SHORT -TERM REHABILITATION SKILLED NURSING A tradition of excellent care meets waterfront elegance 500 Waterfront Drive East Providence, RI www.tockwotton.org l MARCH 2014 113 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY

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