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Luxury Assisted Living: What Assisted Living Looks Like Today

Three chef-prepared meals each day. A relaxing trip to the spa. A leisurely afternoon by the swimming pool. Sound like a luxury getaway? Not quite. These are the amenities you can expect to find in today’s assisted living communities.

From state-of-the-art facilities to vibrant activity calendars that feel more like a resort itinerary, today’s senior housing options are a far cry from the stereotypical nursing homes or retirement homes of the past. In fact, many modern luxury senior living communities offer such desirable amenities that the retirement lifestyle is a coveted reward.

With services that go well beyond the basics (meals, assistance with activities of daily living and help managing medication), luxury assisted living communities create an environment that nurtures social and cognitive growth and celebrates all that life has yet to offer.

Senior couple enjoying dinner together

A Taste of Modern Luxury

From elegant fine dining to casual meals to private dining rooms for entertaining, an incredible culinary selection is the norm at luxury retirement communities. Talented executive chefs create menus using fresh ingredients infused with local flavor for meal options so delicious you may not even notice the careful attention to health and nutrition, all overseen by a registered dietitian. Don’t be surprised to find entrees on the menu like cedar plank baked salmon, savory filet mignon or a fresh Asian sesame salad, along with premium sides like wedge salads and homestyle soups.

Elevated Focus on Wellness

No matter how you prefer to maintain your physical health, you’re sure to find a fit in today’s luxury assisted living communities. For example, at 5-Star, award-winning Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, you can participate in an organized yoga class or enjoy a hike through the beautifully landscaped 38-acre campus while you take in the spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country. If traditional workouts at a fitness center are more your speed, the senior living community offers an exclusive Health & Wellness Center residents can enjoy.

Staying engaged and active is equally important to your overall well-being, and virtually all assisted living programs offer a robust schedule of events that let you hone your talents or discover new hobbies while getting acquainted with your neighbors. Within Querencia, you’ll find a creative art studio and woodworking shop, along with a library and space for lectures and entertainment.

Group of seniors cooking and laughing together

Upscale Carefree Living

On a vacation, there’s something especially liberating about the freedom from worry about household chores. When you make a luxury senior living community your home, that sense of freedom becomes the norm since you’re able to take advantage of services like weekly housekeeping and linen service, not to mention a team ready to help with any interior or exterior maintenance needs. Luxury assisted living residents can expect even more support, like daily bed-making to help keep your living space safe and tidy all the time. Additional resort-like services — such as a 24-hour concierge,  transportation and valet parking — add to the grand lifestyle where each detail of your daily needs is carefully considered and accommodated.

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High-Touch Personalized Care for Life

Another advantage of today’s luxury approach to senior housing is a well-rounded, long-term philosophy that lets you plan your future. Far more than a temporary living solution, you can expect access to a range of therapy services specially tailored to your unique needs. Many luxury assisted living communities also offer higher levels of care, so you can stop worrying about where you’ll go if you need additional support. Communities like Querencia offer a Life Care benefit, meaning as your needs change, you’re able to remain within the community. You could even enter the community by living in the independent living residences and begin taking advantage of the luxury amenities immediately, then you can access other levels of care like assisted living or memory care down the road.

If a retirement that sounds more like a high-end dream vacation is an appealing lifestyle, a luxury senior living community may be the perfect next step for you. Sign up below to take a personal peek at the luxury assisted living accommodations you could soon be calling home at Querencia.

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