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Senior living services at The Waterford at Fairfield

In our independent living community, older adults find the support and help they need when everyday tasks become a challenge.

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Independent living

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
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Scheduled courtesy transportation
  • Access to a third-party, on-site home health agency providing wellness checks
  • Wellness, walking, balance and exercise classes
  • Emergency call systems in all apartments
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Temporary stay

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.

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Medical services for seniors at our Fairfield community

Healthy living is a top priority at The Waterford at Fairfield. As a resident, you’ll have access to select medical care on-site:

  • 24-hour awake staff
  • Medication reminders and monitoring
  • Visiting nurses, podiatrists and therapists (including physical, occupational and speech therapists)
  • Home care agency and hospice available

Frequently asked questions about independent living

What is the difference between independent living and a nursing home?

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.

What does independent living cost in Fairfield, Ohio?

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 Fairfield begins at $1,900 per month.

What services are included in independent living rent?

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.

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. 

Are medical services offered on-site?

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.

What is respite care/temporary care?

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.

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