Today’s seniors are ready to celebrate the best years of their life. At Brandywine Living, we’ve created a resort-like environment that invites residents to experience life to the fullest. With our catered lifestyle, residents can enjoy their independence without all of the responsibilities. Our top priority is helping each resident achieve that reality. To that end, we provide independent living services at our Huntington Terrace location in New York for those who can maintain many common daily activities but still want access to an energetic community they can relate to.
Our Independent Living offers residents an active lifestyle in a resort-like setting. It is designed as an alternative to the worries of maintaining a home. A full calendar of social and recreational programs gives residents many opportunities to participate in activities and develop friendships. Residents can choose to cook their own meals in their fully equipped kitchen or enjoy gourmet fare prepared by our Executive Chef each day in our elegant dining room. To provide an extra level of service to our residents, we offer an enhanced concierge service staffed by our Butlers who can drive residents to an unexpected doctor’s appointment, send flowers…whatever it takes to make life beautiful at Brandywine.
In other words, residents live their own independent lives until they require help with something. When that time comes, our staff is there to guide them.
Other than that, the suite they rent is located in a community of other people similar to them – fellow independent seniors who are capable of maintaining their livelihood but enjoy the company of other friends and activities.
This is a great way for residents to live an independent lifestyle while also receiving regular activity support as needed.
- When carried out properly, an independent living community should:
- Encourage family and community involvement
- Maximize residents’ dignity, autonomy, and independence
- Provide solutions to each resident’s long-term care needs
Above all, the focus needs to be on increasing their quality of life as much as possible. This is a focus we’re 100% committed to – ensuring our residents receive round-the-clock attention and hands-on medical care as well as continuous access to vibrant social events.
Why Choose Brandywine for Independent Living
Residents rave about living in an environment of family-like warmth coupled with expert medical care and attention.
Escapades… For Life!
Our signature wellness programs enable us to deliver a world-class experience to each and every resident. Whether it’s enrolling in our special serenade service, quickly receiving nursing care when you need it most, or simply attending karaoke night, our Signature Programs are sure to put a smile on your face.
Restaurant Style Dining
We’re committed to making your dining experience one of pure delight. Our chefs use fresh ingredients, skillfully prepared in recipes deliciously designed and served with style. Our menu philosophy respects the broad spectrum of discriminating tastes and choices provided in a relaxing restaurant venue.
When to Consider Independent Living
Navigating health care decisions later in life isn’t always clear-cut. Everyone ages at their own pace, leading to a wide range of needs across the spectrum. Sometimes a prospective resident needs more frequent access to professional nursing staff. Other times people need more social interaction and minimal help in completing day-to-day tasks.
Whatever the needs are, our staff is here to help. We work with every approaching resident to tailor a program to your specific schedule and desires.
And while we can’t apply a blanket formula for when you should start preparing for a transition to an assisted living facility, we can offer some guidance in how to navigate a few key factors.
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Become Difficult
Activities of Daily Living include bathing, hygiene, dressing, toileting, transferring and eating. Typically when one can’t perform 2 of these 6 activities, it’s time to start considering long-term care options (whether that’s assisted living, independent living or another form).
Home Care No Longer An Option
For many, independent living becomes viable once receiving home care no longer makes sense. Family members are great for support, but when medical conditions worsen, it’s best to have round-the-clock access to a full-time medical and hospitality staff at an independent living community.
Consider Social Interaction
If your loved one is spending too much time alone, that can have an adverse affect on their health. Getting them involved in a community of independent seniors will go a long way in restoring their vitality and keeping them independent for years to come.
Other Types Of Services
Many of our assisted living facilities also offer a variety of living options depending on individual needs. These include assisted living, respite care, and memory care services. Contact one of our retirement communities to explore which may be the best fit for you.
What people are saying about us
We believe the words of our satisfied residents and family members paint the most honest picture of what Brandywine is truly about.
Overall, it has been a pleasant experience at Brandywine and the peace of mind that she's well cared for is priceless!
My mother has been at Brandywine for a little over 2 years and I cannot thank Kathi's team and staff enough for everything they have done and continue to do for her. Even through all the ups and downs and uncertainties of 2020, I was sure that she was being looked out for and was safe. Alice is an angel!! The nursing staff and staff, in general, have always been responsive to my mother's needs. - Swarna R.
Independent Living In Your Area
With 30 care communities spanning 7 states, we’ve got just the place for you. Get in touch with a local community today to learn more about how we can help make life easier.