Understanding the differences between independent living and assisted living

It can be confusing comparing Independent Living and Assisted Living apartments. How are they different — and what makes Summit Pointe stand out?

Merriam-Webster defines “assisted living” as “a system of housing and limited care that is designed for senior citizens who need some assistance with daily activities but do not require care in a nursing home.

Independent living is one step removed for seniors to continue to live an independent life, while offering the option of helpful services like cooking and cleaning.

Keep your home sweet home

What happens when your medical needs change? Do you have to pack up your apartment and move? In many retirement facilities, you do — you must move from independent living to assisted living, from one facility to another, or from one part of a senior community to another. Simply put, you have to give up the place you call home to receive additional care.

Summit Pointe is decidedly different — you don’t have to move when your medical needs change. You can continue to enjoy your apartment and receive the additional assisted living services in the comfort of your current home.

Did you know that Summit Pointe is the only Marion senior community offering a transition from independent living to assisted living without having to move from one apartment to another or from one building to another? It’s a first — making it easy for seniors at every stage of life.

An especially easy transition

How does it work at Summit Pointe? Take your choice of 89 apartments that you can customize for either Independent or Assisted Living.

Simply decide to add services when you move in or add services later on, as needed. Rest assured, Summit Pointe has you covered — with Assisted Living packages tailored to your needs.