As you’ve entered into a new stage of your life, you’ve probably noticed some changes in your priorities. Instead of focusing on the daily upkeep of maintaining a house and other burdensome responsibilities, you are more interested in spending time doing what you truly enjoy, such as traveling, relaxing with your family or getting back into a hobby. Sound familiar? This is the rationale for many older adults who have chosen to move to a senior living community.
Senior living communities, like The Knolls, a community located in Westchester County, offer a maintenance-free lifestyle, so residents can spend more time doing the things they truly love, and spend less time on tedious household maintenance and chores.
There are several kinds of senior living communities and each offers different amenities, services and lifestyle benefits for different costs. But which of these communities can best meet your specific priorities now, and in the years to come?
Which community is right for you?
Let’s take a look at two of the most popular types of retirement communities: 55+ or Active Adult Living Communities, and Life Plan Communities, also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs).
Active Adult Communities and Life Plan Communities both offer many choices for seniors who are ready for the next step in their retirement. They typically have a wide range of residences and on-site features, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and fitness centers.
However, Life Plan Community residents are much more likely to remain in their same communities throughout retirement, thanks to the continuum of healthcare services available on site. Active Adult Communities do not offer healthcare services, meaning that as your care needs change, residents may need to hire in-home healthcare services or move elsewhere to meet their care needs.
This can be a disadvantage for seniors who wish to stay in one community throughout retirement, and can be especially important for couples who wish to live together in the same community, even if their needs change at different times.
Staying in one community as you age means being able to feel safe and secure, while maintaining your independence. You’ll grow strong relationships with new friends, neighbors, community staff members, and healthcare providers, and continue to build those relationships as you age. A better option for those who are looking to age in place is a Life Plan Community such as The Knolls.
As a Life Plan Community, The Knolls has a selection of contract types to ensure that the cost of healthcare services is easily covered. You’ll be able to select the contract that works best for you, and be assured that if your needs ever change, healthcare services will be available to you right on campus.
By choosing a Life Plan Community, such as The Knolls, you’ll have peace of mind about your financial and healthcare needs, now and in the future.
For more information about the benefits of living at a Life Plan Community, such as The Knolls, please give us a call today at 914-468-4728 or visit us online to request your free information kit.