Marriott Senior Living Services

Marriott Senior Living Services

Marriott Senior Living Services now offer a variety of services and accommodations with their assisted living and independent living communities.

What Marriott Senior Living Services Provide

Whether you are seeking a senior living facility for yourself or a loved one, you know that choosing a retirement community is a major decision. Marriott Senior Living Services continues to meet the needs of many seniors searching for a senior living community that is right for them.

As Americans live longer, the need for accommodations grows. Marriott's goal is to meet that need by purchasing existing senior communities and building new ones. In fact, as of this writing, Marriott is one of the three largest providers of these communities.

Assisted Living Communities

Marriott Senior Living Services owns more than 150 communities established in over 30 states in the U.S. These communities offer a variety of services for those who need some help with their day-to-day living. For example, while a senior may be about to manage throughout the day with many of his daily activities, he still may need assistance with bathing or taking medicines. The focus of the assisted living is to provide help and care when needed, but still allow the resident to live independently. Each senior's care is managed independently and typically includes the following:

  • Three meals a day
  • Housekeeping services
  • Local transportation
  • 24-hour medical alert system
  • Various social and educational programs
  • Local outings
  • Support groups
  • Counseling
  • Wellness plan

Some of the Marriott's assisted living communities will also provide help for seniors with Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of dementia. Other services may include 24-hour nursing care, physician services, and post-hospital care.

Independent Living Residences

An alternative to assisted living facilities is independent living communities. In many cases, this service refers to seniors residing in their own individual houses or apartments. These communities can provide seniors with the freedom of living on their own, while at the same time give them a sense of community and security. Typical amenities and services include the following:

  • Daily meals
  • Housekeeping services
  • Recreational activities and facilities
  • Social and educational activities
  • Local transportation
  • Local outings

Some facilities also offer a variety of services, including golf courses, banks, libraries, beauty shops, barbers, guest apartments, tennis courts, swimming pools, and gyms. In addition, some may also allow residents to have pets.

More Info

As Marriott expanded its senior living services, it also sought to address the needs of various socio-economic segments. For example, the following communities were created with specific clients in mind.

  • Brighton Gardens was developed as a high-end facility that focused on attracting upper-middle and upper-income residents.
  • Mapleridge focused on creating a family-styled environment.
  • Village Oaks was created more for the middle- to-lower income environment with a focus on companion living.

For more information, please visit the Marriott Senior Living Services site.

Finding a Facility

Finding a facility that works for you or your family member means making a few very important decisions. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Will you need an assisted living environment, or will an independent living facility work for you?
  • What type of services and amenities are you searching for?
  • How far away from friends and family will you be?
  • What is your budget for a retirement facility?

Visit any facilities in which you are interested, and take along a list of questions to ask the management. With proper planning and lots of good information, you can make a smart, informed decision about your choice of a senior living residence.

Marriott Senior Living Services