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What Level of Senior Living in O’Fallon, MO, is Right for Your Family?

The decision to transition into a senior living community in St. Charles County marks a significant milestone and often intertwines complex emotions and practical considerations. For aging individuals and their family members, the myriad of care options available can initially feel overwhelming. 

Senior living is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Just as every individual is unique, so too are the levels of care and independence offered. How do you decide which senior living option best aligns with your or your family member’s lifestyle, health needs, and overall well-being? Our Park Place at Winghaven team is answering this question by exploring the multifaceted spectrum of senior living.

The Spectrum of Senior Living

Independent Living

Independent living is designed for active adults who can live independently and perform activities of daily living on their own. These senior living communities often provide residents with social programs, housekeeping, and meal services to promote engagement and enhance their overall wellness. Independent living offers the freedom and privacy of personal residences within a community setting. 

At Park Place at Winghaven, our independent living lifestyle allows residents to make every day new. Each of us has our own idea of what retirement should look like, and you have the freedom to create your desired lifestyle in our beautiful community.

Assisted Living

Assisted living provides a supportive community for individuals who need assistance with daily routines and tasks. Residents may receive support with daily activities and medication management but are encouraged to maintain independence and autonomy. 

At Park Place at Winghaven, assisted living revolves around your needs. With a personalized plan for you or your family member, our programs encourage connection, lifelong learning, and experiencing life in new ways.

Memory Care

For individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, memory care communities offer a safe, secure community with trained team members who understand the unique needs of those with memory impairments. 

In our Valeo™ memory care neighborhood, residents feel empowered and inspired by how we focus on each individual’s strengths, resulting in lives led with purpose and joy.

Choosing the Right Lifestyle Option for You or Someone You Love

Assessing personal needs and preferences is the first step when considering the transition to a senior living community. This endeavor requires honesty and foresight and often requires discussions with healthcare professionals and family members. Start by asking these fundamental questions:

  • What are the existing health and care needs? Evaluate the current level of assistance needed with daily tasks, medical needs, and overall wellness requirements. Consider speaking with a primary care physician to get a professional opinion on what type of care is most suitable. 
  • What is the desired lifestyle? Whether it’s a desire for independence, a more structured social setting, or the need for specialized dementia care, identifying lifestyle preferences helps to narrow down options. At Park Place at Winghaven, every day is a new experience. Our luxurious, all-inclusive community offers amenities and programs to help you or your family member create a desired lifestyle. 
  • What is the budget? Understand the costs of different levels of senior living and explore alternate ways to pay, such as long-term care insurance or government programs. 
  • What about the location? Just like all real estate decisions, location is crucial. Consider proximity to family members and healthcare providers, as well as the desired climate and culture found in the area. Nestled right in the O’Fallon area of St. Louis, Missouri, Park Place at Winghaven is the ideal place for individuals to build their futures. 


Navigating the levels of senior living can be a daunting task, but with careful consideration, consultation, and an open mind, the process can lead to a life-enhancing decision. Every level of senior living aims to provide residents with the perfect balance of independence and support, ensuring their safety, comfort, and happiness. Whether it’s independent living, assisted living, or memory care, each level offers unique opportunities for growth, connection, and a fulfilling lifestyle.

Unlike a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) where residents have to pay up-front to move into the independent living portion of the community, Park Place at Winghaven offers the same continuum of care options – with no buy-in! To learn more about our luxury senior living community in O’Fallon, Missouri, we invite you to visit our website or contact a member of our dedicated team.