There are certain milestones in life when you need to make a big decision: college, marriage, first home, children and aging in place. But what exactly is aging in place?
According to SeniorLiving.org, aging in place is a conscious decision to stay in the dwelling of your choice for as long as you can, with the comforts that are important to you. As you age, these comforts may include adding Life Care services that help you maintain your quality of life.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (or CCRCs) like Springmoor have been helping seniors for decades, and they exemplify the meaning of aging in place. CCRCs offer independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing – all on the same campus.
For example, Springmoor’s Stewart Health Center offers rehabilitation, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support within our park-like, 43-acre community.
To be sure, moving to a CCRC is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make, but it affords you peace of mind and guarantees higher levels of care if needed. Plus, you can remain close to a spouse if your needs evolve differently.
Amenities and activities for today, Life Care services for tomorrow
Just as important as Life Care services, CCRCs like Springmoor offer countless amenities and services for the here and now. At Springmoor, you can schedule a spa day or improve your short game on the putting green, enjoy dinner in a restaurant-style dining venue, then take in a movie at the on-site theater – all in one day!
- Extensive or Life Care contracts include housing, residential services and amenities. This type of contract includes unlimited use of healthcare services at little or no increase to the monthly service fee. The entrance fee is typically higher with an extensive contract.
- Modified contracts limit the amount of healthcare services that may be accessed without an increase in the monthly fee. If you require healthcare services beyond your contract limits, the monthly fee will increase, but it will be less expensive than the average cost of skilled nursing facilities in the area.
- Fee-for-service contracts include similar housing, residential services and amenities in the other contract types mentioned here; however, you’ll be required to pay market rates for required healthcare needs. Although this one offers a lower entrance and monthly fee, the expense of long-term care rests with you.
At Springmoor, we’re proud to offer you options of how to live in the moment and a plan for what may –or may not – be ahead. In the end, a CCRC is a smart choice because you won’t ever have to move again—and that’s a weight off your shoulders and anyone who is concerned about your well-being.
To learn more about Springmoor’s vibrant retirement community and its Life Care services, call us today at 919-651-4844 or visit us online to request a free information packet.