What Option is the Best for Me or My Loved One?

Selecting the right senior living option is a significant decision that involves thoughtful consideration for both older adults and their family members.

Independent Living

Begin by considering the current level of independence. For those who are active and self-sufficient but may want the opportunity to meet people who have similar life experiences, independent living may be the best choice. Independent living communities like The Ponds of Oak Meadows in Oakdale, Minnesota provide a maintenance-free lifestyle with amenities like recreational activities and meal services, fostering a social and engaging environment.

Assisted Living

For those who need some help, assisted living, like what is offered in The Pines of Oak Meadows, can offer the necessary personal care services. One of the primary advantages of assisted living is the balance between independence and support. Residents in assisted living communities have the freedom to keep an independent lifestyle while receiving help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and medication management. This balance allows individuals to keep control over their lives, promoting a positive and empowering living experience.

Memory Care

On the other hand, if your loved one is facing cognitive challenges like dementia or Alzheimer's, a specialized memory care community like The Woods at Oak Meadows may be the best solution. These communities are designed to provide a secure and structured environment with trained staff who understand the unique needs of individuals with memory impairment.

Other Things to Consider

Consider factors such as long-term care needs, financial implications, and the location of the community to ensure a well-rounded decision. By aligning the senior living option with the preferences and specific needs of the older adult, families can create a supportive and enriching living environment for their loved ones.

The Support You Need

Of course, you are never in this alone. A decision like this can be filled with many emotions, which can make it difficult to decide the best fit for yourself or someone you love!


Contact us today. We’ll discuss your needs, what you want in a community, and support you as you make this important decision.

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Ready to Learn More?

Navigating a lifestyle change can be a significant undertaking, and that's where we come in. Our team is here to offer the support and guidance you and your loved ones may require during this transition.

Feel free to reach out with any questions by visiting our contact us page, calling 651-578-0676, or emailing info@oak-meadows.org. We're eager to assist you and look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to Oak Meadows!