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Why Senior Apartments Are a Smart Choice

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Senior living can be enriching and full of life. Apartments designed for seniors allow for independent living within a supportive community of fast friends and staff.

There may be a lot of misconceptions about whether senior living is the best choice, but senior apartments can help you alleviate stress, focus on the things you enjoy, and help you make the most of your golden years.

Why Consider a Senior Apartment?

Senior living apartments are built with older adults in mind. Many communities designed for seniors come with several amenities, including:

  • Residence activities
  • Convenience stores
  • Outdoor maintenance
  • Laundry or housekeeping services
  • Fitness centers or swimming pools
  • Salons
  • Clubhouses
  • Dining rooms
  • Worship services
  • Access to additional care as needed

Even if the community lacks an amenity you want, senior living apartments are located near movie theaters, golf courses, libraries, and more. Senior communities also provide transportation to appointments, the pharmacy, grocery stores, and entertainment, with services available to quickly get where you need to go.

Safety features are essential in any home but become even more valuable as you age. To maximize care, elements of some senior apartments may include:

  • Minimal carpet to make walking with a cane or walker easier
  • A walk-in shower with a grab bar and space for a shower chair
  • Small kitchens, so you don’t have to move around the area to prepare your meals

Planning and choosing the right floor plan and location provides additional safety and convenience.

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Who Is Best Suited for Senior Apartments?

Continuing to own a home and maintaining it can be expensive.

From taxes to utilities and maintenance, all of these can take a lot of money and time. If you want to live a simpler life, with independence when you want it, but access to services when needed, apartment living is a positive step.

Moving into a low-maintenance space can shift your focus from managing your household to activities you enjoy. Selling your home and using the money to live a life you love can be refreshing for this stage of your life.

If you’re looking forward to using your retirement years to travel, you can be comfortable leaving your senior apartment for an extended period, knowing it will be secure.

Benefits of Living in a Senior Apartment

Senior apartments are full of older adults with similar life experiences who you can learn from and relate to. Living in a house may allow you to connect with fewer neighbors. The advantages of senior living apartments include the following:

  • Social connection and built-in community
  • Most amenities and activities are within walking distance
  • You can enjoy your time and make friends through fun activities and events
  • You can bring your furry family member along
  • You have reduced maintenance and upkeep
  • Transportation services
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • A health and wellness center
  • Access to technology concierge services

All senior apartments can be decorated to suit your taste. You can choose the floorplan and style you want. Most senior apartments include amenities such as washers and dryers, kitchens, accessibility requirements, and more.

What to Look for in a Senior Apartment

The primary qualities to assess before selecting a senior apartment are safety, accessibility, and location.


Some seniors feel more comfortable with 24-hour staff and neighbors nearby for peace of mind. Another valuable safety feature is an emergency alert system in your apartment to alert staff of problems or when urgent medical care is needed. 


Accessibility is crucial for safety, but the rest of the building should be accessible to accommodate older adults’ mobility issues. Wide doorways and hallways, accessible switches or electrical sockets, ramps, and elevators are essential for seniors, especially if their mobility is declining.


Seniors need a safe community with access to the amenities they need for comfort and mental well-being. You should also consider if your loved ones are near enough to visit you. If they can only visit occasionally rather than regularly, it’s something to consider when you select the location of your senior apartment. 

Schedule an Apartment Tour at Bethany Village

Maintain your autonomy and independence at Bethany Village without settling or making compromises. Our varied apartment styles and on-site services offer seniors an unparalleled senior apartment living experience. Enjoy retired living to the fullest.

Schedule a visit to discover our apartment options and experience our community.

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