Independent Living or Assisted Living

Independent Living or Assisted Living: Which to Choose?

Sometimes it helps to get clarity on what distinguishes Independent Living from Assisted Living so you have a better idea of which might be the better choice for you or a loved one. Below you’ll find a description of these two senior living options at Friendship Village, Kalamazoo, MI.

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The Right Senior Housing For Your Needs

Independent Living

Seniors seeking independent living in Kalamazoo love Friendship Village. Here they can enjoy a vibrant lifestyle in one of our one or two-bedroom independent living apartments or unique Garden Homes. Independent living is the perfect choice for seniors who want to increase their social activities but reduce their home maintenance or cooking duties. It provides the freedom to travel, entertain, pursue hobbies and enjoy all of the many amenities and services offered at Friendship Village.

Assisted Living

Seniors residing in the assisted living facilities at Friendship Village enjoy their own one or two-bedroom suites that are connected to a fully equipped kitchen, family room, living room and dining room which can be used as an extension of the suite. Assisted living residents receive support with daily tasks such as personal care, housekeeping, and medication management and have access to a wide range of activities and services similar to those available for independent living residents. Assisted living benefits seniors who struggle to get dressed, cook, or drive and helps them maintain as high a level of independence as possible for as long as possible.