Amenities are the extra services and support that are offered in an assisted living community that help create an enjoyable, vibrant lifestyle. Usually, they’re a wide range of optional services, activities and opportunities you can take advantage of to optimize positive aspects of each day within a community. Learn more about the assisted living community amenities offered at Bethesda Gardens in Arlington, TX, below.
You’ll see our services and amenities page that at Bethesda Gardens, we differentiate between wellness services and lifestyle amenities. While these often go hand-in-hand and we believe both are important to a vibrant, healthy lifestyle, they each concentrate on different things.
Wellness services concentrate on maximizing and supporting the health of the entire person: body, mind and soul. They include options for various levels of care and individualized care plans, including access to assistance with medication management, personal needs and managing chronic illnesses as needed. We have 24-hour trained staff available daily to address any needs and licensed nurse supervision to ensure safety and support, especially for those with specific mobility or health requirements.
Other wellness services include an on-site pharmacy; physical therapy services for those who need help with mobility or are recovering from an illness, surgery or injury; exercise programs to support overall wellness; and on-site podiatry services. We also have on-site chaplains for one-on-one spiritual care.
All of these services are in contrast with lifestyle amenities, which also support overall wellness but do so with an eye toward socialization and general life enjoyment.
First, we handle many of the tasks that might have filled your days prior to coming to the assisted living community. If desired, we offer housekeeping services to clean your apartment on a regular basis so you don’t have to worry about the nitty gritty. We also offer laundry services and maintain the community and your apartment so you don’t have to worry about those types of details.
Anytime dining options ensure you can access nutritious, hot meals anytime without cooking or cleaning, and the restaurant-style dining room offers a chance to fellowship with others as you break bread. If you want to invite family in for an event, you can access catering and enjoy time in a private dining area.
It’s not all food and housekeeping, though. Common areas throughout the community offer plenty of space for you to live in in addition to your assisted living apartment. You can enjoy activities, games, Bible study and group conversations in the activity center, and there’s a TV lounge for cheering on sports teams together or enjoying group movie nights. (Don’t worry, though. Cable TV is offered in every apartment, so you can also watch your own shows on your own schedule whenever you like.)
Several lounges let you gather for coffee and converse with friends, and you might also find a space ideal for a quilting group or prayer night.
On pretty days and evenings, you can exit the indoors and enjoy time throughout the landscaped grounds. Patios, walking paths and courtyards make it easy to enjoy outdoor exercise while getting fresh air. Take a book and sit in the sun for a while, enjoy a cold beverage on a warm day or simply sit outside and swap stories with other assisted living community residents.
Speaking of books, the community offers a library, so if you run out of things to read in your own assisted living apartment, you don’t have to wait until the bookstores open or something ships to your door. You can browse the selection and pick out something new to read right away. And if you want even more options for learning, the computer center lets you get online and browse the world wide web.
On top of all the amenities and services above, you’ll find the Bethesda Gardens staff ready and willing to serve with humble hearts and a faith-based mission. Everything we do at the community is designed to support older adults as they live vibrant, enjoyable lives.
For example, we know that pets are important to many people, and within reason, you can bring your dog or cat with you to the community. And since we know life doesn’t start, and certainly doesn’t end, at Bethesda Gardens, the staff schedules regular outings into the surrounding community. If you’re able, you can still drive your own car to run errands, shop, or visit with loved ones. But you can also hop a shuttle scheduled by the staff for group shopping outings and attending cultural events and local attractions.
Find out more about life at Bethesda Gardens and the many amenities you can enjoy. Contact us to schedule a visit today.