Where to Begin
Home: Where We Rest, Recharge, and Grow
Home is where we find family, comfort, and reassurance. It’s where we find ourselves.
Whether you think of your house or the community you live in, your home is a reflection of you. Your interests. Your routines. Your relationships. When you choose to live here, we seek to preserve what you most treasure about home. Your quality of life is our priority.
Wentworth Senior Living is a nonprofit senior living community dedicated to supporting seniors’ health, independence, relationships, and interests. We provide the opportunities for connection and social engagement that help you maintain your lifestyle and live an engaged life.
We are not a nursing home, in designation or in feel. Our living spaces are quiet and comfortable. Medical support and memory care are offered in a private, respectful manner within residents’ own apartments. Common areas are cozy and home-like, devoid of distracting and noisy nurses’ stations.
Our highly trained professional staff values the time they take to engage and build relationships with residents they genuinely respect and love. Residents’ interests and choices determine daily activities that are never regimented or required. Transportation often can be scheduled at-will. Personal freedoms are embraced and encouraged.
Adapting to Changing Needs
Our community comprises seniors of all abilities: from those simply ready to enjoy dining, housekeeping, and laundry services, to those needing assistance to complete daily tasks, to those who require extra support for memory impairment. Should residents need increasing support over time, we’re able to adapt and provide it, allowing each person to remain in—and part of—the community for as long as he or she chooses.
A Supportive Community
Putting Life First
A senior living community is intentionally designed to extend choice, independence, and a sense of belonging to seniors. There is no one-size-fits-all—or even one-size-fits-most. It’s a flexible, personalized approach that adapts to each resident’s lifestyle, preferences, and needs—and continues to evolve with him or her over time. Senior living puts life first.
Understanding the Options
What Senior Living Is—and Isn’t
As seniors and their families navigate the very personal question of how, when, and where to transition from their current home, understanding the options can help.
The senior living model provides individualized support to each and every senior within the residential community. While some residents are simply ready to have someone else cook and clean for them, others require more active support throughout their day. Some may need assistance navigating cognitive or memory impairments.
But not all senior communities or healthcare facilities are the same. Here’s an overview of some of the alternatives:
- A retirement community is, essentially, independent living. While some retirement communities offer prepared meals or housekeeping services, seniors must manage healthcare needs themselves and will often need to move to an appropriate medical care facility as their health declines.
- An assisted living community offers prepared meals and maintenance service, and typically also provides support with medical care when needed. Scheduled programs and entertainment are focused on addressing the varied dimensions of a resident’s well-being. A licensed assisted living community usually serves more independent residents and can offer some level of healthcare but may not be able to support residents with substantial health concerns. The main difference between basic “assisted living” and “senior living” is that senior living (as offered at Wentworth Senior Living) can address both ends of the spectrum.
- A nursing home is a long-term care residence with a much more medical, hospital-like feel—often with centrally located (and frequently beeping) nursing stations. Within this clinical environment, living spaces are typically shared. The daily schedule is often regimented as a result of the facility’s standard requirements for health monitoring, rather than resident preference. Residents may struggle to adjust to a loss of personal freedoms. At Wentworth Senior Living, our nursing staff is of the highest caliber, providing qualified care and assistance, as well as friendship and support. Residents maintain personal freedoms and choice, setting their own schedules.
- A rehabilitation center, or skilled nursing facility, sometimes located within a nursing home, provides therapeutic care and rehabilitation for people recovering from an acute medical condition, such as a fracture or stroke. Rehabs are not long-term residences and length of stay is often determined by Medicare or private insurance coverage. The term “skilled nursing” is used by Medicare to define treatments (such as IV antibiotics, shots, dressing changes, or tube feeding) managed by a Medicare-certified registered nurse. While Wentworth Senior Living is not exclusively dedicated to this type of care, we are able to address residents’ needs to ensure optimum health.
- Palliative and hospice care centers are specifically designed to address the needs of a person facing a serious illness and/or end of life. Palliative or hospice care services typically focus on comfort and quality of life, rather than treatment, and can be made available both in a clinical or home setting. While Wentworth Senior Living is not exclusively dedicated to this type of care, we are able to address residents’ needs as they approach end of life.
As one hybrid community, Wentworth Senior Living serves all senior populations.
Thank you for everything you’re doing to take care of my mom – and all of the other WSL residents. You are extraordinary people, as well as consummate professionals, and much appreciated! – Anne
Benefits of Senior Living
Supporting Residents to Live Empowered Lives
The greatest benefit of the senior living approach is its ability to flex and adapt to serve each individual. Senior living communities recognize the importance of preserving the lives and habits of each resident and extending the feeling of home to a new physical location.
In a senior living environment…
- Personal freedoms are embraced, supported, and encouraged
- Professional, experienced, well-trained staff focus on resident quality of life
- Residents live in quiet, home-like apartments with private baths and kitchenettes
- The daily schedule comprises resident choices—not regimented activities
- All medical care is provided, as needed, through end of life in a subtle, private, and comforting way