When it’s time to retire, the idea of maintaining a home becomes less appealing. Via Christi Health has options for retirees to not only maintain their independence, but also get the benefits of living in a strong community atmosphere.
Via Christi Health offers secure, worry-free, and independent living options for retirees. This option is ideal for those who are in good health and can care for themselves, don’t want to maintain a home anymore, and want to live in a community with people their own age. There are four locations for independent living in Wichita that are either free standing homes/duplexes or apartments integrated with communal facilities. Couples or singles are able to live in and choose from a variety of floor plans. These communities are Via Christi Village on McLean, Via Christi Village on Georgetown, Cornerstone Ridge Plaza and Cornerstone Broadmoor.
Amenities vary at each location but generally include 24 hour security and gated communities, choice of floor plans, interior and exterior maintenance, complete kitchens, washers and dryers, access to beauty and barber shops, and social, cultural, spiritual and recreational activities.
Retirement care can come in the form of assisted living. Via Christi Health has a supportive environment for people who like to stay active but prefer help with daily chores. They include the same amenities as the independent living options with nurses on duty 24 hours a day.
Via Christi HOPE is a program available as outpatient assistance for older adults who want to remain independent in the community. The services include nutritional care, activities, social services, and physical, social or speech therapies. It combines these health and social services to encourage independent living in the community.
In-home care is also available for those who want to maintain their independence at home or who are in need of specialized medical equipment. InMyHome is a program Via Christi offers that individualizes care plans to help anticipate the future and allow staying at home as long as possible. Smart Home Technology can install a button in your home that will ensure help is on the way with one push. Via Christi also offers home care where medical caregivers can give you the aid you need in the convenience of your own home.
Via Christi Health can help you and your family choose the best living situation to maintain or improve your overall health and social experience.
For more information about senior care at Via Christi, visit http://www.via-christi.org/senior-care.
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