Are you looking for extra care for yourself? You might be looking at alternative living arrangements such as assisted living or independent living at Medicine Hat, but may have some questions about what the difference is between them. It all comes down to the level of care and support you require at your current stage in life. Assisted living is for seniors who require more assistance when performing their daily tasks, while independent living is better suited for seniors who enjoy and are able to support themselves and their current routines.

Here are 5 reasons why you may prefer independent living at Medicine Hat over assisted living:

24 hour staffing with weekly housekeeping

With 24 hour staff available, you will never have to worry about feeling alone or unsafe at any given time during your stay at The Wellington in Medicine Hat. You will be able to maintain your independence, but still feel reassured that there is someone always there should you ever need any help. Weekly housekeeping services are also provided to residents so you don’t have to worry too much about deep cleaning your suites and can instead focus on the lighter cleaning tasks and enjoying your overall stay at Shannon Falls.

Hand-crafted dining options at Medicine Hat independent living community

Since food is an integral part of the service this independent living community provides to its residents, meals are hand prepared fresh everyday. The knowledgeable and talented culinary team at this Medicine Hat retirement community prepares meals that are enjoyable, yet nutritious so you can meet your daily requirements in a unique and delicious manner every time. 

Daily recreational activities

When it comes to deciding between an assisted living or independent living community in Medicine Hat, it’s important to note that The Wellington provides daily recreational activities which residents can participate in to stay active and have something new to look forward to. The recreation coordinators plan out and organize activities that senior residents will both enjoy and benefit from. There are activities that range from physical, social, cognitive, and even ones that involve relaxation. Residents in independent living are actively involved in requesting what activity or events they would like. Our teams facilitate to make it happen! 

Independent living opportunities for socializing

You will never feel isolated or alone when living at this Medicine Hat independent living community. You can always find someone to talk to throughout the Wellington building. Making friends is even easier once you begin to open up and start sharing and listening to others’ stories and experiences. All our residents are super welcoming and love meeting new people so just say hello and maybe you’ll meet your new best friend?

Various suite options with shared spaces

If you’re worried about how much space is in the suite at this Medicine Hat independent living community, you can view our floor plans on our website and start to plan out which one may be the right fit for you. Book a tour to come see it in person so you can see for yourself what independent living looks like in person, in comparison to assisted living. There are also many indoor and outdoor shared spaces throughout the building you can spend time in so you have a change of scenery. 

If you’re looking to find the right seniors community in Medicine Hat, for you or a loved one, book a tour at The Wellington Retirement Residence today! Contact or call 403-526-5762 today to learn more. We look forward to getting to know you!