Maintaining independence, dignity, and self-determination is a top priority for many older adults as we age. Frequently, those needs align very well with Frontier’s Independent Living Services.
At Frontier, our communities offer exceptional independent living services for older adults who are capable of living on their own but enjoy the company of other older adults. Upon moving in, you’ll have access to an exciting community of other seniors and caregivers who provide everything necessary for a fun, immersive experience.
This outcome is possible through our Montessori-inspired culture. We believe engagement, socialization, and inclusion are the three most essential factors in a life well-lived, and we strive to bring them to our independent living communities 24/7. Our staff will consider every last detail of senior care to ensure you or your loved one fall in love from the moment you walk into the community.
Independent living means you or your loved one can complete many everyday activities of daily living, but prefer access to a broader social community. When you enroll in an independent living program at one of our senior living communities, you gain access to a network of other people similar to you – fellow independent seniors who enjoy the company of new friends and exciting social activities.
It isn’t all that different from living in your own place. You still have your own private room, have access to common areas, and have your meals in the dining room. For the most part, residents remain autonomous during their stay. The key difference is you have access to a community of other residents, and some essential care services should the need arise.
Overall, this lifestyle option is an excellent way for seniors to maintain an independent lifestyle while also receiving regular activity support as needed.
Each Frontier independent living center operates under the same goal: to provide a high quality, engaging, and vibrant community for senior citizens. We believe when our team’s goal aligns with our residents’ top priorities, it’s a recipe for a long and happy partnership.
At Frontier, our communities:
Most importantly, our staff focuses on increasing and maintaining the quality of life as much as possible. We’re 100% committed to this. Our team ensures each resident receives round-the-clock attention and hands-on senior care in addition to continuous access to vibrant social events.
When it comes to Independent Living, our communities are among the best in the business. Our success (and the reason residents and family members love our communities) is due to our award-winning SPARK program.
This research-based approach is inspired by Montessori Methods and is key to providing life-changing services to residents. SPARK focuses on engagement, a social lifestyle, and inclusion within the community at large.
The SPARK Difference
We understand that the keys to a life well-lived are community, inclusion, and purpose. The SPARK method is based on the teachings and research of Maria Montessori and Dr. Cameron J. Camp and is proven to significantly increase engagement, improve skills and give a sense of meaning and purpose. We employ special touchscreen and other technologies to compliment daily life and to ensure all residents can participate and engage fully.
SPARK places ultimate focus on supporting our residents’ ideas, choices, and independence. We empower residents to create a community that speaks to them. Our staff foster the natural spark within each individual by encouraging new ideas and helping to make these ideas a reality.
As we age, making important health care decisions isn’t always clear-cut. Everyone ages at their own pace, so everyone’s long-term care solutions should be closely tailored to their unique situation.
Think about it this way – some senior citizens require convenient access to medical treatment at any given time. In contrast, others simply want more social interaction and fewer responsibilities around the house. These two prospective residents will require different lifestyle solutions to meet their needs.
One of the most accurate indicators of needing long-term care options is performing Activities of Daily Living. These include bathing, hygiene, dressing, toileting, transferring, and eating. Suppose these are becoming more challenging for you or your loved one. In that case, you should start considering your options (whether that is an independent living or assisted living community will depend on your unique case).
Independent living becomes an attractive option when home care is no longer viable. There can be many reasons for this - but having easy access to skilled nursing or housekeeping usually ranks near the top. Speak with a Frontier Independent Living Community today to learn more about how we can make the transition as smooth as possible.
Spending too much time alone, especially in old age, can be harmful to our health. One of the best ways to encourage socialization while keeping medical needs top of mind is to enroll in an independent living community. This will help restore vitality and keep you or your loved one independent for years to come.
With over 120 locations across the United States, we've got just the place for your loved one. Speak with a local care community today to learn more about providing an excellent new independent living environment.