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5 Things We Love About Assisted Living Communities in Phoenix

5 Things We Love About Assisted Living Communities in Phoenix

When choosing an assisted living community in Phoenix, AZ, it’s important to ensure the things you love to do every day are within your reach. Knowing the benefits of living in a community like BridgeWater Assisted Living means you can live your best life on your own terms.

Now that you don’t have to worry about home maintenance, basic housekeeping, or cooking (if you don’t want to), you’ll have a lot more time to explore the world around you and to enjoy your time. It’s also important to be able to envision where you want to live, whether it’s in a large community with a crowd of people or a more intimate setting where you can get to know your neighbors better.

Assisted living communities in Phoenix, AZ have everything you need, and BridgeWater is among the best. Here are five things we love about assisted living communities in Phoenix: 

1. Variety of Floor Plans to Choose From

No matter which way you do it, there will be some amount of downsizing to do when you move into an assisted living community. Just because you’re going to live in a smaller space doesn’t mean that it’s going to be a bad thing! There is a wide selection of floor plans to choose from, whether it’s a studio or a one or two-bedroom apartment.

For example, in our Midtown Phoenix community, you can tour a few different styles of apartments. You can choose from a private one-bedroom or a companion apartment. Two-bedroom apartments are also available in this location. Memory care neighborhood apartments can be semi-private or you can choose a private studio. 

No matter which location you choose, you’ll always receive the same levels of care and the quality for which we are known for.

2. Free Transportation

It may be difficult to give up your car unless you know that you can get to your own appointments and go visiting your nearby friends and family easily. Giving up your own vehicle can be a difficult thing to do. as giving up that tool for independence might feel too much. On the other hand, being able to drive safely is also important, and it can be an emotionally charged conversation because of that.

However, each BridgeWater location is located near to public transit stops, so you can explore as you choose. BridgeWater is also happy to provide free shuttle transportation wherever you need to go. This can include not only medical visits and other types of appointments, but also shopping trips and visits to museums, the theater, visits with friends and family, and other outings. Just because you don’t have a car doesn’t mean you can’t get around!

3. Enjoying the Outdoors

Arizona is full of naturally beautiful surroundings. Whether you’re a native Arizonan or a newcomer, the outdoor activities and experiences around the city will reveal the beauty of the desert. For instance, you can check out the Desert Botanical Garden for family-friendly or adult-only events, or you can simply wander and enjoy the wide variety of Sonoran Desert plants, flowers, and cacti.

The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix is another wonderful and peaceful place to enjoy the outdoors. Not only is the garden fascinating and gorgeous, but you can also experience events such as Samurai Night, or seasonal events such as learning to make ikebana-style flower arrangements with a loved one or a friend.

Keep in mind that seniors who spend more time outside tend to be healthier and happier. Being more active means that you or the senior in your life won’t suffer muscle loss, and movement will help support lung and heart function. Plus, even light exercise boosts mood and endorphins in the brain!

4. Restaurant-Style Dining

You might not be interested in food preparation or cooking as a chore, but you still have to eat! And all BridgeWater communities place an emphasis on good food that feeds the body and the soul. Our restaurant-style dining means you can choose what to eat every day, whether it’s the same tasty comfort food or something you haven’t tried before. You can rest assured that all of our meals are designed to be delicious and nutritious.

Not only can you expect excellent chef-prepared meals every day, but there are many other food-related events you might enjoy such as socials, happy hours, and tastings. Also, if you have a craving for a favorite meal that you don’t see on the menu, we would love to hear your suggestions and learn your recipes. Our Culinary Council is available for suggestions and feedback to help us “spice” things up!

5. Whatever Level of Care You Need

When first learning about assisted living, you may not be sure about what level of care you might want or need. There are four levels of care:

  • Level 0: Clinical oversight. This is where you are independent with all activities of daily living. You won’t need any assistance in remembering to take medications, bathing or dressing. Your healthcare plan that you create with your BridgeWater medical team will only include healthcare evaluations and service planning.
  • Level 1: Supervisory. Here you might need help with medication management, or small daily tasks like bathing or dressing. General health supervision will be available to intervene as needed, in case small problems or patterns become larger ones.
  • Level 2: Personal care. This includes daily dressing and grooming assistance, medication management up to three times a day, healthcare evaluations, and reminders to attend activities.
  • Level 3: Personal care plus. On top of the previous levels, you can also expect escorts to meals and activities and further assistance. Also, help with polypharmacy medication management, which is when you need five or more medications for conditions or ailments.

Whether you’re looking for some or all of these items, BridgeWater Assisted Living has what you need in Phoenix, AZ. Contact us today or schedule a visit so we can answer your questions and help you take steps into your next chapter!