Should you move into a Life Care community? The simple answer is “yes.” Most residents of this type of retirement facility, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), are not only happy with the move they made, but they also often remark that they should have moved in sooner. That’s because the Life Care community model is one that offers so many benefits compared to continuing to live in your own home. It may be hard now to think about leaving the place where you raised your children, and where you still live or lived with your spouse. Likely, the memories abound. But a Life Care community, like Edgemere, offers an extensive list of benefits and features that are so appealing, new residents find themselves asking, “What took me so long to get here?”
Let’s Get Social!
The abundant opportunities to meet people, make new friends and socialize could be the most widely touted benefit of living in a Life Care community. Residents of Edgemere enjoy all manner of events and activities on an expansive and lush 16-acre campus – whether it is a happy hour, a lecture series, symphony performances (or impromptu card games). Gathering with friends to enjoy social activities and make new memories can be life-changing, particularly if you live far from family and find yourself feeling isolated and lonely in your own home. Studies show that social isolation can be detrimental to mental and physical health. Knowing that you can get up in the morning and share a breakfast with friends or dress up to meet them for dinner could be all you need to boost your spirits and your mental outlook. If just a few activities now and then are all you want – or you would rather pack your social calendar – at a Life Care community like Edgemere the on-campus events are abundant and, like most dining features, are included in the monthly fees – another great perk of living here.
Freedom and Convenience Await You
Leaving your own home may seem like a daunting move. But staying can also be daunting – home maintenance and repairs, lawn care, daily meal planning and preparation. These tasks are never-ending. Especially if you do not have the help of family or friends, all the chores and “to-dos” associated with living on your own can become overwhelming and tiresome. A Life Care community gives you freedom. No longer do you have to worry about the effort and expense involved with fixing a damaged roof, repairing an appliance, or going to the grocery story to pick up ingredients for the week’s meals. All of these concerns vanish when you become a resident of a Life Care community. Edgemere team members, for instance, are available 24/7 to tend to the obligations that used to be part of your everyday routine. Your time truly becomes your own to do with as you please – to have fun with friends, pursue a passion, volunteer or simply read a novel uninterrupted. Dining, especially, becomes a delightful and easy experience. At Edgemere, chefs and dining staff prepare healthy, nutritional, and tasty culinary fare. You simply walk in and enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner – and leave the clean-up behind.
Healthcare On-Site – A Full Continuum of Care
As a new resident joining a Life Care community, you may enter as an Independent Living resident. One of the best features of this senior living model is that as you age, and your health needs change, you do not have to leave the community to receive ongoing care. You can stay on campus and simply transition from Independent Living to Assisted Living to access assistance you require. The same is true should you need to transition into a Memory Care residence, or perhaps eventually need more advanced services offered in a Private Skilled Nursing apartment, where 24/7 licensed care is offered.
Additionally, Edgemere is like many Life Care communities in that it will welcome residents directly into a higher level of care, like Assisted Living or Memory Care, without having to pay the initial entrance fee. In this case, monthly fees vary depending on the size of the apartment that the resident wishes to reside in, and the level of care needed.
Edgemere is the original premier Life Care community in Dallas. Its distinctive Tuscan-style architecture, gated and beautifully landscaped grounds, concierge services, wellness programming, and fine dining experiences have made it the choice for discerning seniors seeking elevated and elegant retirement living. And importantly, Edgemere has consistently earned a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its excellent health care services. Combine all of that with generally predictable costs that aid in planning for and through retirement, and you have all you need to truly make your Golden Years golden. To speak to an Edgemere representative and find out why Edgemere is the perfect place for you to call home, contact us today.