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What Is Catered Living?

We all want to have the freedom to make our own choices about how we spend our time, the people we socialize with, and the activities we pursue. But as health challenges or physical limitations arise with aging, you may worry that your freedom will become more limited. That’s where catered living can help. Catered living is a unique approach that gives older adults the support they need to meet daily challenges while enjoying an engaged and satisfying lifestyle.

The Support You Need to Thrive

Like assisted living, catered living offers support to community residents who need extra help with everyday activities. An attentive staff and a variety of services and amenities ensure that residents get the assistance they need and provide ample opportunities to engage in the activities and pastimes they find meaningful. Typically, catered living features:

  • Three meals daily
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, medication management
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Regular housekeeping and laundry services
  • 24/7 licensed nursing staff

When Is Catered Living the Right Choice?

As dressing, cooking, driving, and other day-to-day routines become more challenging, many seniors find themselves living more narrow and contracted lives and relying heavily on family members for support. Although it can be tough to admit that once-simple tasks are now difficult, acknowledging the change can be the first step to finding a positive solution.

Here are some signs that catered living may be the solution you need:

  • Self-care tasks like bathing, dressing and brushing your teeth are challenging.
  • You feel isolated, bored or lonely.
  • Mobility challenges cause concern about your safety at home.
  • Difficulty with meal preparation leaves you feeling hungry or worried about satisfying your nutritional needs.
  • You’re no longer able to tend to household chores and home upkeep.
  • You’ve experienced a recent fall.
  • Giving up your car keys has left you house-bound and limits your ability to run errands and participate in activities you enjoy.

Catering to Your Needs at Canterbury Court

Residents who live with assistance at Canterbury Court receive the individualized support they need while enjoying all the services and amenities our senior living community offers. Here, in addition to the typical features of catered living listed above, residents can benefit from a variety of additional perks, including:

  • Chef-prepared menus and dining venues serving a variety of delicious and healthy meal options
  • Access to therapy services, including physical, speech and occupational therapies
  • Access to skilled nursing services at our Nursing Pavilion
  • A wellness center with fitness programs, a heated pool, and personal trainers who can help create a customized fitness plan for you
  • Opportunities to engage your mind, express yourself creatively and connect with other residents

Find Out More About Catered Living at Canterbury Court

If you’re curious about catered living, consider visiting Canterbury Court and see for yourself how the right amount of help in a vibrant community can give you the freedom to flourish. We think you’ll like our approach to health, wellness and catered living. Contact us to find out more or to schedule your visit.