Independent living, as seen by its advocates, is a philosophy, a way of looking at society and disability, and a worldwide movement of people with disabilities working for equal opportunities, self-determination, and self-respect. In the context of eldercare, independent living is seen as a step in the continuum of care, with assisted living being the next step.
Living in an Independent Living property with Oxford Care Services allows you to take advantage of the additional services available on-site. The major advantages are the availability of a menu of services including household chores, catering, laundry and personal care, as well as an opportunity to enjoy the social activities in the community.
Independent Living is a philosophy that promotes independence, friendships, activities and well-being. It is the ideal combination of having your own safe and secure home but with the reassurance that care, and support is available should you require it. By providing some support or assistance with activities of daily living, people who are finding it difficult to live completely independently or are planning for the future, are able to enjoy prolonged independence in a safe, caring, socially active and supportive setting.