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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Ingleside Difference

Are you considering if senior living might be the right answer for everything you or your family is looking for? 

Whether it’s an -

Independent living community to support your desire for a maintenance-free and active lifestyle…

An assisted living community to help a parent or family member keep their independence but who need a little help…

A memory support assisted living community to provide high quality care for a loved one with dementia…

Long term nursing care or short-term rehabilitation for those who need additional care.

If you or your family are searching for the advantages that community life can offer, we’d like to introduce you to what sets us apart.

The Ingleside Difference

We know you have many choices when it comes to selecting senior living, but our community is designed to support you in aging well and living an engaged life. How do we do that? It’s what we call the Ingleside Difference - and we believe it is a distinction that is well worth it.

Here are a few of the benefits you’ll find at our Ingleside at Rock Creek community:

A maintenance-free life

  • Weekly housekeeping

  • Scheduled window cleaning and heavy housekeeping

  • Interior maintenance, repairs, replacements and improvements

  • Exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal and mowing

Delicious dining

  • Flexible meal plan

  • Elegant dining venues

  • Café/Deli

  • Private dining room

  • Guest meals

  • Catering services

Community living

  • Community Center with free Wi-Fi for residents and visitors

  • Art Studio

  • Library

  • Card/game room

  • Beauty and barber shop

  • Storage spaces

  • Spaces for functions and meetings

  • Assigned parking

Enrichment and activities

  • Year-round programs and events

  • Full calendar of social, recreational, educational, cultural and spiritual programs

  • Guest speakers and performers, dances, classes, movies and art exhibits

  • Scheduled trips to events

Health and wellness

  • Fitness center

  • Heated pool

  • Wellness, fitness and health programs

  • Scheduled exercise classes

  • Free weights and exercise machines

  • Water aerobics classes

Personal and household security

  • 24-hour emergency response systems in all residences

  • On-site security staff

  • Fire prevention systems throughout the community

  • Lighted visitor parking areas

  • Assigned underground parking for residential apartments

Your new home selections

When it comes to choosing your new home, we promise you won’t have to compromise, whether you select a classic apartment or larger floorplan. Our independent living apartment homes range from one to three bedroom floorplans, with full-sized kitchens. And they’re all waiting for your personalization to make it your own.

The key to aging well: keeping fit

Living an enriched life begins by staying physically in shape. It will never be easier or more convenient than creating your routine at our Fitness Center in the new Center for Healthy Living. You’ll have access to:

  • Free weights

  • State-of-the-art equipment

  • Weight machine with special tension control

  • Indoor heated pool with aquatics classes

  • Regular wellness, fitness and health programs

  • Scheduled exercise classes

  • Wooded and landscaped walking paths

But it doesn’t end there. We carefully designed Ingleside at Rock Creek to provide the extra advantages and services that are not always found elsewhere. Consider these features:

Diversity and Inclusion

At Ingleside at Rock Creek we are very proud to embrace and promote an inclusive culture for each one of our residents, their families, our staff and administration.

We’ve earned the SAGECare Platinum level lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cultural competency credential. SAGE is known for its comprehensive, national cultural competency training program dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults.

Health Services Center

We also offer access to a continuum of on-site services should your health needs ever change, including:

  • Assisted living

  • Memory Support

  • Respite Programs 

  • Rehabilitation services

  • Long-term nursing care

Our wellness clinic

Available to all of our Independent Living residents, you’ll find a nurse practitioner available on a weekly schedule and a registered nurse on duty daily. A licensed mental health professional is available on a weekly schedule along with a part-time social worker.

Services include:

  • Obtaining medical histories

  • Performing physical assessments

  • Ordering lab work and x-rays

  • Diagnosing and treating acute health care problems such as infections, injuries and prescribing medications and prescription education

  • Care management

  • Blood pressure checks

  • Blood sugar checks

  • Wound care

  • Staples or stitches removal

  • Injections

  • Emergency home visits

Dimensions of Wellness

Another difference you’ll discover at Ingleside at Rock Creek is our focus on the Dimensions of Wellness. We believe these are the key to aging well and help us create the kind of community that can support your desired and well-deserved lifestyle. These include:

Social Wellness: having a network of friends and family for support and to share  life experiences, as well as creating and maintaining positive relationships.

Emotional Wellness: the ability to express and manage the range of feelings, including anger, fear, happiness and sadness. Self-esteem, a sense of humor and a positive body image are also represented.

Intellectual Wellness: valuing education, engaging in lifelong learning and pursuing activities that increase knowledge and foster critical thinking and expanding world views.

Physical Wellness: the ability to get through daily activities without fatigue or physical stress, adopting healthful habits and recognizing that behavior has a significant impact on wellness.

Spiritual Wellness: exploring the discovery of meaning and purpose in life and having an appreciation for the depth of life and the natural forces that exist in the universe.

Occupational Wellness: drawing personal fulfillment from a career, volunteering or other pursuits while balancing other areas of life and a desire to make a positive impact on the workplace and society.

Environmental Wellness: interacting with nature and personal surroundings, as well as preserving, protecting and seeking to improve the environment and interconnection between nature and the individual.  

Welcome to Ingleside at Rock Creek Independent Living

We not only offer the best senior living in the Washington, D.C. area, but you’ll find Rock Creek Park as your backyard on our 14-acre campus. Don’t forget you’ll also have access to world-class shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural events only a few blocks away.

But there is so much more.

You’ll discover: 

  • Our first-class amenities, fitness center and health facilities

  • How easy it is to eat well with our delicious, chef-prepared menu choices

  • The benefits of staying active as you join others in entertaining or educational programs

  • Meeting and making new friends at our many social activities

  • You’ll also have the choice of a spacious floorplan with a full sized kitchen, large windows that flood your living space with natural light, safety features and underground parking.

Please visit our website for more information. Call (202) 846-2651 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a personalized tour today.

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