Manchester, New Jersey – As the economy continues to struggle, many adult children not only worry about the financial burden home ownership is placing on their elderly parents, but how it impacts them physically, emotionally and socially. Fortunately, as the area’s premier independent living facility for people ages 55 and up, Silverwoods, on the Manchester – Toms River boarder, remains an ideal option for residents and their families looking for a quality lifestyle at an affordable price.
Not content with simply eliminating entry and endowment fees, Silverwoods has taken the unprecedented step of reducing its fees even further to rates not seen since 2006. And with homes continuing to depreciate in value, and the cost of upkeep becoming more and more expensive, Silverwoods makes financial sense for elderly home owners looking to downsize. According to Katie Davis, Executive Director, “Our residents don’t have to worry about fixing the air conditioning, replacing the fridge, or making costly repairs around their house. Here, their needs are taken care of right away.”
But the cost of home ownership isn’t the only concern adult children with elderly parents have. Health issues, isolation, depression, nutrition and safety also play major roles in deciding what to do next. While each resident has different needs, Silverwoods provides an array of services – such as an on-site health & wellness nurse, social activities, weekly housekeeping , and full course meals each night in the clubhouse restaurant – designed to foster a greater sense of community and well-being.
Residents also discover a unique balance between the freedom of independent living and the security of knowing they’re in safe hands. Each garden apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, individually controlled air conditioning and heating, and a full bathroom with safety bars. There is also on-site medical professionals (physician’s office, podiatrist, optician, audiologist, physical therapy), and campus-wide emergency pull cords to ensure immediate response if necessary.
Notes Katie Davis, “60% of all residents first visit Silverwoods with their children. Once they see what we can provide, families have greater piece of mind knowing their loved ones are receiving the services and attention they deserve.”
Silverwoods is located at 1700 Rt. 37 West in Toms River. To find out more about life at Silverwoods, call 800-743-5880.