Maybe the time has come for Mom to start thinking about selling the big house and moving to an apartment, where she will remain independent, but still have a range of amenities that will keep her safe and healthy: nutritious meals, laundry and housekeeping services and lots of opportunities to socialize with others her own age. She still takes care of her own needs, but it might be time to leave the upkeep of the house and the yard behind. At The Cedars, our independent apartments are perfect for the resident who wants to retain his or her independence, but still have some support services available.
Entertain friends and relatives in your spacious apartment. Enjoy a beautiful view from your lakeside window or spacious patio. Take a walk around the beautiful grounds. Go out to lunch with your neighbors. Or just sit in the gazebo on a sunny afternoon and chat with your new friends. Your choices abound at The Cedars. Rest assured, however, that if needs for assistance arise, we will be happy to help you locate services so that you can remain in your apartment.
With our Independent Living Options the resident is able to maintain his or her independence and with the needed services to do so. Our options include duplexes, personal villas, and apartments.
Duplex Units and Villas
The duplex units provide independent living without all the hassle of outside maintenance. Since you own your unit, you get to decorate it to suit your own taste, and since you are a part of the retirement complex, you are welcome to participate in the variety of programs offered by The Cedars Activity Department.
Our villas go up for sale periodically. If you have questions about a villa that is for sale, call the realtor listed on the for sale sign. Some specs of our villas include:
- 90+ efficient furnace
- Poplar 4 1/2 base and 3 1/2 case
- Generous allowances for flooring, cabinets, and lights
- 2×6 walls with great ceiling heights that accept crown mold trims
- Concrete driveways to the street
- Patios with screened-in porches and the option of building a four-season room
- City water and sewer
- Anderson thermo-windows with screens
- Handicap-accessible interior doors
- Fireplaces in many units
We provide water, sewer, trash pick-up, lawn maintenance, and snow removal.
We have four models available, which you can see here.
Services for Residents
When you live here, you will have immediate access to a residential assistant seven days a week. He or she can assist you as you do any of the following:
- Select clothing for the day’s activities
- Straighten and clean the apartment
- Restaurant-style dining
- Social outings
- Coordinated Activities
Do you have medical needs or concerns? We will provide a referral to a home health agency if you are in need of a home health care organization.
In the independent apartments the resident is able to maintain his or her independence and with the needed services to do so. All in all, it means more independence for a longer period of time. It will also mean a beautiful view from your lakeside window or patio, and people to socialize with when you want. You will also be able to close your door for the privacy you want or open it to all the activities available to you.
Specs for our Apartments:
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Services for Residents
There is residential assistant available on a daily basis seven days a week to assist the resident with his or her daily routine. If desired by the resident, this service could include:
- Helping the resident select an outfit for the day’s activities
- Straightening up the apartment
- Light housekeeping at least once a week
- Permanent-press laundry and linen service at least once a week
- Activities that are coordinated with The Cedars Activity Department
- Social times and events directed specifically to meet the needs and desires of the residents of this unit
In the independent unit, you are welcome to engage a home care agency to meet basic care needs not met by The Cedars staff. This could include assistance with showering, for instance. You will also have access to physical, occupational and speech therapies, with in your own apartment or in our therapy gym. In addition, The Cedars contracts with four hospice agencies to help meet end-of-life needs. At The Cedars, we want to help you age in place, and we strive to connect you with a range of support services in order to do just that. Assistance in selecting and engaging these service agencies is available from our social services department.
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