Retirement communities and Assisted Living communities are a popular choice for many seniors, especially for those whose families live far away. Lifecare communities, however, are significantly different: with care levels phased in accordance with the needs of the resident, seniors can have the experience of living independently in a retirement community, as well as having access to more involved care as their needs increase without cost or a major move for each level of care needed. It is all on one campus. Here are additional benefits of lifecare:
It Frees You Up from The Burdens of Home Ownership
Residents don’t have to mow their lawn in the oppressive summer heat, rake leaves in the fall, or fight the cold of winter while clearing the driveway. The community takes care of it all, even weekly housekeeping and linen service.
It’s Great for Your Social Life
Staying socially engaged as a senior has valuable benefits physically, mentally and emotionally. Since COVID-19 has shuttered many social programs seniors once relied on, the socially distanced and monitored interactions residents can have in lifecare facilities are invaluable. You have the benefit of community and never becoming a prisoner in your own home.
Convenient Amenities Included
Fitness classes, adult education, lecture series, special events, and entertainment are held right on campus. Professional chefs will take care of dining needs. Seniors in lifecare communities can also enjoy hiking, cycling, gardening, swimming and weight training.
Your Personal Safety
Retirement communities are guarded by security staff 24/7, giving residents peace of mind. With safety as a top priority, residents can take a stroll or visit neighbors in the evening.
Pay One Monthly Price for Many Expenses
Many communities charge a monthly fee that cover the majority of recurring expenses. This includes bills for cable, internet, electricity, heat, and property taxes all consolidated. With many amenities and activities included, residents can save the on transportation and entertainment costs as well.
Protection of Assets
In a Lifecare community residents pay an upfront charge as an Entrance Fee and enter the community as an Independent Living Resident. Should their healthcare needs increase as they age whether temporary or permanent, they are entitled to that level of care at no extra charge. Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing are all offered and available to all residents on one campus. Lifecare protects residents from the ever-rising high costs of long term care.