Senior living services at Independence Village of East Lansing
Experience the freedom and enjoyment you want in retirement. We partner with licensed healthcare and therapy professionals to give our residents convenient, on-site access to the support and services needed to live the life they desire.
Ideal for seniors who seek a simpler, relaxing lifestyle and can live on their own without daily assistance. Leave chores like laundry, cooking and home maintenance to us while you engage in the passions you enjoy most and discover new ones! We offer:
- 24-hour staffing
- Exercise classes
- Housekeeping and linen services
- Restaurant-style dining
- Scheduled courtesy transportation
- Special nutrition counseling
- Access to a third-party, on-site home health agency providing wellness checks
- Emergency call systems in all apartments
Sometimes called a respite care or rehab, temporary stay is available for seniors who need extra support and monitoring for a short period—such as recovering from a surgery or injury, or while a caregiver is away.
This is also a great way to see if a senior living community is right for you. You’ll stay in a spacious, private apartment and have access to all our community’s amenities and services throughout your stay.
Services that help support seniors in Lansing
At Independence Village of East Lansing, your health is our top priority. That’s why we offer:
- 24-hour awake staff with a doctor on call
- Medication reminders and monitoring
- Visiting nurses and therapists, including physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Home care agency and hospice available on-site
Frequently asked questions about independent living
The main difference between an independent living community and a nursing home is the level of medical care provided to residents. Independent living communities do not provide medical care or clinical support, whereas nursing homes (often called skilled nursing facilities) do.
The focus in independent living communities is on convenience and helping residents maintain an active and social lifestyle, whereas the focus in nursing homes is on providing medical care and needed support. Senior living communities cannot provide clinical services like IV therapy, wound care and 24-hour nursing supervision.
However, many communities offer on-site therapeutic services, visits from medical providers, home health care and hospice services.
There are many factors that affect pricing. This includes the location of the community and the type of apartment, such as a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment. However, the cost of independent living at our community in Lansing begins at $2,492 per month.
Moving to an independent living community can help you save money! Expenses that are usually included as part of the monthly rent include utilities, basic cable and Wi-Fi (in some communities), groceries, meals, cleaning/housekeeping, maintenance, transportation services, and of course, activities to keep you entertained!
There are many options available to help pay for independent living, including long-term care insurance policies, life insurance conversions, bridge loans and more. If you meet certain financial and health requirements, Medicaid may cover some costs for assisted living. Medicare doesn’t cover long-term care in an assisted living facility.
You may also be eligible for assistance through other federal programs and agencies. These include the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration.
In general, independent living communities are designed for older adults who don’t usually need significant assistance in their day-to-day lives.
However, some communities have an on-site or visiting clinical and medical provider who can make home visits for residents. Some communities also offer on-site home health, hospice, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic home visits.
Respite care, also known as temporary care, refers to a short-term stay at a senior living community. The stay ranges from a few days to a few weeks in a furnished apartment with access to community amenities and services.
We offer this option for seniors in need of temporary residence. That could be due to a caregiver’s absence or a recent illness or injury, or even just for those who want to try out our community before making a permanent move.
I am so happy to have moved into this community. I thought I would feel old but I have felt younger than ever. Claudia S.