Myths and Realities of a Continuing Care Retirement Community
Seniors are faced with an array of decisions about how they will live out their retirement years,. Unfortunately, this important decision is often muddled with pre-conceived notions and misconceptions that make it difficult to choose the healthiest choice. A continuing care retirement community is one such option that is sometimes misunderstood. Here are the top four myths many seniors believe about a continuing care retirement community, along with the reality of moving to one.
I’ll never feel as comfortable in a continuing care retirement community as I do in my current home.
Continuing care retirement communities provide residents with even more comforts than their own homes. Residents furnish their own spaces, giving you the ability to bring your favorite items from home with you! From home maintenance to social events to medical care, continuing care retirement communities offer every accommodation to help seniors live happy, healthy lives as they age.
Moving into a continuing care retirement community will separate me from my friends and hurt my social life.
Whether your home within a continuing care community is an independent living patio home or an assisted living apartment home, your friends can come visit anytime, and your new home will likely offer many amenities and activities for you and your friends to enjoy that you didn’t have before. You’re also likely to develop friendships with your new neighbors as you attend community social events and eat meals together.
Continuing care retirement communities are only for seniors with debilitating mental or physical conditions.
While continuing care retirement communities are equipped to help seniors who need 24-hour nursing or memory care, they also offer patio homes and apartments for independent, active seniors as well as assisted living apartment homes for those who want to maintain independence but need help with daily tasks.
I can easily get the care I need within my own home.
Adequate home care is expensive and often not as reliable as the assistance residents of continuing care communities receive. Should you ever need memory or nursing care, a continuing care community also makes the transition to a facility with additional support much smoother and more seamless.
Moving on to a new home is difficult, but by educating yourself on the realities of continuing care retirement communities, you can confidently choose a living situation that will keep you happy and healthy. Learn more about the only continuing care community in central Arkansas, Parkway Village.
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