The Advantages of Single-Story Living for Seniors

Apr 25, 2022 | Senior Living Resources, Health & Wellness

If you’re reading this article, you may have come to an age where you’re tired of climbing and descending your home’s stairs.

It’s a fact: Seniors don’t like stairs.

Over time and incrementally, stairs become a bit of a hassle. Soon, they’re daunting. At some point, that flight you once trotted up and down with a laundry basket under each arm – now it looks more like a mountain.

The fact is, some older adults must limit themselves to whatever floor the kitchen is on. This is serious business because that memory-filled, multistory home you once loved is hurting more than your knees and back. It’s hurting your quality of life.

Take your lifestyle to the next level in a single-story residence.

Consider another option: a single-story residence at a senior living community.

From easy-access entryways and walk-in showers and dining chair casters for easy scooting, senior living removes barriers between you and a full life.

Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of single-story living for seniors.

The best reasons for older adults to move to a single-story community

East Ridge at Cutler Bay, a Life Plan Community, offers a number of benefits that will make daily life easier.

A smaller one-story detached residence might be more appealing to seniors if they’re able to find something that meets their exact needs for an easy, independent lifestyle.

Other advantages include an easily managed rightsized living space, plus maintenance and housekeeping services that offer you more free time to enjoy everything community life offers.

Quality of life, elevated.

At East Ridge at Cutler Bay, we offer freestanding retirement residences for active seniors. These kinds of residences provide all the benefits of community life, with a bit more privacy than you’d get in, say, apartment living.

Our residences include the following single-story floor plans:

  • Gardenia: one-bedroom; 675 square feet
  • Hibiscus: one-bedroom; 850 square feet
  • Poinciana: one-bedroom; 970 square feet
  • Royal Poinciana: two-bedroom; 1,170 square feet
  • Jasmine: two-bedroom; 1,300 square feet

In addition to walk-in closets, full kitchens and screened porches, our one-story one- and two-bedroom residences keep you near the hub of community activity. It’s a vibrant lifestyle where neighbors become friends, and friends create new experiences together.

Our Garden Home floor plans range in size from two bedrooms and baths to three bedrooms and baths. There are additionally several conveniences, such as built-in desks and shelves, pantry space and linen closets, depending on the specific floor plan.

East Ridge at Cutler Bay: Revive. Relax. Rediscover.

East Ridge at Cutler Bay is a Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC, offering independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and respite care. Schedule a tour on our contact page and come see what our community can do for you.