When people reach retirement age, downsizing to a small apartment or moving into a senior living community is incredibly common. However, somewhere between 50-70% of people over the age of 65 will require some level of care services at some point.
For these people, that might mean having to move all over again – but this time, to an assisted living community or nursing home. Finding a new place to live, figuring out finances, and all the shuffling around can lead to a lot of stress and uncertainty for both them and their loved ones.
Fortunately, proactively moving into a senior living community, like a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), is a great way to avoid any of these headaches.
What Makes a CCRC Different?
CCRCs mainly consist of independent living residences, where seniors who are still relatively healthy live. But CCRCs also include a full continuum of on-site care services to offer if and when a resident needs them.
There are multiple benefits to moving into a CCRC early, but the main benefit is peace of mind. Seniors who move into a CCRC are securing their future. A CCRC with a Type A contract, like Buena Vida Estates, provides care services during the residents’ lifetime and financial assurance that they will not be asked to leave even if they end up depleting their savings.
This means residents will be able to avoid the crisis-type situations that commonly lead to seniors being shuffled from one living situation to the next.
Lock in Your Care and Avoid the “Senior Living Shuffle”
At Buena Vida Estates, we believe in cultivating the happiness and well-being of every one of our residents. Moving to a CCRC early will lock in your future access to a continuum of care that will be provided right in the community that you already live in – so no “senior living shuffle” for you.