When it comes to senior living options in Derby the choices are many. But every individual seeking a senior living option may have different needs or interests.
The thought of transitioning from a home you have lived in for years to a senior living community can come with lots of questions.
To help those who may be considering a move to a senior living facility, here are some questions with the answers that may help determine if Copperstone Retirement in Derby is the place you may want to be.
What will I have to pay for at Copperstone?
Your monthly rent at Copperstone covers a lot more than you might think and more than what most other facilities offer.
For one reasonable monthly rent payment you’ll get weekly housekeeping and linen service, maintenance, 24-hour emergency call service, cable TV, meals, daily visits by the staff and more. Plus, you don’t pay extra for water, sewer, gas and trash service.
I still drive. Can I bring my car?
Yes, you can drive your car and keep it at Copperstone. But if the day comes you don’t want to drive, Copperstone has regular shopping trips and can help you arrange other transportation if necessary. They even take some fun outings together in a comfortable community van.
Am I able to come and go as I want to?
Yes. Copperstone is considered independent apartment senior living. That means you have to be able to take care of your daily personal needs, but you always have the freedom to do the things you want.
Fixing meals is something I’m ready to stop doing. Is that OK?
Yes. Copperstone provides you two full balanced meals a day as well as a continental breakfast in our dining area. But, your apartment is equipped with a refrigerator and oven plus you can have a microwave too – just in case you decide you want to eat a meal in your room or need a nighttime snack.
I’m worried I might be lonely in a new place. Is that normal?
Certainly, making a move like this is a big life transition. But remember, everyone at Copperstone is in the same stage of life you are. Living with a community of new friends that have had to make the same transition you’re making, makes it a lot easier and gives you plenty of support.
What will I do to keep busy?
If you have hobbies you can certainly continue those. But keeping busy and enjoying life is something everyone talks about at Copperstone. Residents get together and play games or just sit and talk. There are daily organized activities and games as well as special music programs, Bible studies, exercise classes and much, much, more.
How safe is it at Copperstone?
Copperstone has an outside entry that allows access. Another entry just inside is always locked from the outside and requires communication with staff to allow entry in the building to anyone who is not a resident, staff or family. Other rear entry doors are also always locked to the outside and are only available to keyed residents. Emergency service is available 24 hours, plus a qualified staff person always makes a daily weekday check-in with each resident.
If you like the answers to these questions then Copperstone might be the place for you. Call Mary Allen at Copperstone in Derby today and learn how you can start having the time of your life!