What does the term “personalization” mean to you? It may conjure up images of monograms, items with your name engraved on it and vanity license plates. Or it may put you in mind of services like Netflix, Spotify and even Google Search that personalizes recommendations based on your preferences. Whatever it is you think of, it’s no surprise that the idea of “personalization” is a big factor in society right now. That applies to the senior living space, too.
“The idea of personalized care and personalized lifestyles isn’t a new concept for the senior living and retirement space, but it is one that is becoming more and more demanded by today’s discerning seniors,” says Doris Lea, Executive Director of Hidden Springs of McKinney. “No one wants to feel like they’re receiving a cookie-cutter lifestyle or level of care. Instead, communities are recognizing that personalizing the lifestyle and care to the individual rather than the other way around enables seniors to age successfully and live a more fulfilled experience.”
What Does a Personalized Lifestyle Mean?
A personalized lifestyle is one where every aspect of life, from living situation to care and assistance to activities and enrichment opportunities, are designed by the individual with their best interests in mind. In other words, it’s putting you – the resident in control of your retirement and future.
“The Baby Boomers are reshaping what it means to be retired and to be a senior adult, and that means demanding more from us as senior living providers,” says Doris.
What are they demanding? The chance to chase passions, pick up a new hobby, maybe even begin a new career. The freedom to say goodbye to chores and other responsibilities so that they can spend their time as they wish. Wellness services that are focused on proactively staying healthy and active instead of waiting to fix problems when they arise. A strong social circle of like-minded individuals to talk with, experience life with and build relationships.
In other words: a personalized lifestyle is one that allows you to chase your dreams, engage your mind and experience everything you’ve been dreaming about … while getting the care and services you need to keep you independent, active and healthy. It’s all about options and being able to choose the best ones for you.
The Benefits of a Personalized Lifestyle
Better Health Outcomes
Everybody’s health needs are different. There’s been a huge surge in the medical community towards tailoring medical care to individuals even on a genetic level. That’s because what works for one person may not work for another – so a cookie-cutter approach is not the best way to ensure a healthy lifestyle. With a personalized care plan that’s tailored to a senior’s health needs as well as their lifestyle and abilities, they’re more likely to stay healthy, avoid illnesses and recover more quickly if something does happen to them. It also means having access to therapies and medications that are centered around the individual.
The basic definition of independence is being free to do what you want. With a one-size-fits-all lifestyle, your selections are limited. With a personalized lifestyle? The opportunities are endless. People of every age want to feel in control of their lives, want to be able to make the best choices for themselves and want to do the things that fill them up, make them happy and keep them young at heart. Staying active across all dimensions of wellness and feeling fulfilled allows seniors independence, which helps them age well better than any medicine ever could.
Proactive, Comprehensive Care
It’s the old adage of “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A personalized lifestyle means being proactive and planning for the future. It means doing things today that will help you age well, stay healthy and stay independent for as long as possible. A personalized lifestyle enables you to do that by remaining focused on yourself, and making adjustments when you’re not living life to the fullest. Proactive care in any form helps stave off the things that cause us to age poorly.
“A personalized lifestyle means living well; however, you want to define it, and that’s what we offer at Hidden Springs of McKinney,” says Doris. “We believe this chapter of life should be your best adventure yet, and you’ll find everything you need to help make that happen. Maintenance-free living. Upscale amenities, Amazing apartment homes. A continuum of care to meet your needs, current and future. In short, you’ll find everything you need to live your best life possible.”
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Luxury Living in North Dallas
At Hidden Springs of McKinney, we understand how important location is to North Dallas seniors who are looking for an engaging, enriching retirement lifestyle. Located in McKinney, Texas, we are close to medical centers, arts and entertainment, outdoor opportunities and everything else you love about this area. Seniors who choose to make us their home can enjoy a range of trips, opportunities and activities while living their very best life thanks to our innovative focus on wellness.
Active Retirement Living for a Healthy Tomorrow
The secret to a life well-lived awaits you at Hidden Springs of McKinney. Envisioned and developed by Madison Marquette, a company with a 25-year track record of investing in vibrant communities and a stellar reputation for developing luxury residences, you’ll discover all the possibilities your retirement brings … as well as the confidence of knowing your future is secure.
Our beautifully appointed, active retirement living community is created for those who expect more out of life. Luxury living, gracious services, resort-quality amenities, engaging programs and stunning apartments in 15 floor plans are just a few of the benefits awaiting you. And with assisted living and memory care services offered on campus, you can retire with complete peace of mind, knowing that if needs change, the care you deserve is right at home.
To learn more about Hidden Springs of McKinney and discover The Secret to a Life Well Lived, call or visit us today. We’d be happy to schedule a tour and show you just how much our location can make your retirement experience exceptional. Call us today at 972.445.9844.