If you’re thinking about moving to a senior retirement community, a Life Care community should be at the top of your list. Not only does a Life Care community provide for your health and well-being, but it also strives to keep residents active and engaged with events, activities, and opportunities galore. Learn more about what it means to live in a Life Care community.
What is a Life Care Community?
A Life Care community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), is built to provide residents with a full continuum of care. Not only is Edgemere an independent living community, but it also offers assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and senior rehabilitation services. The goal is to safeguard the health and well-being of our residents by providing for their needs today and making available greater levels of care if and when they ever require them. No one knows what the future holds, but you can at least be prepared for whatever lies ahead.
Benefits of a Living in a Life Care Community
Why choose to spend your golden years in a Life Care community? The benefits extend beyond having a full complement of health services available under one roof.
Priority Access to a Full Continuum of Care
Residents of Life Care communities receive priority access to health services, from assisted living and memory care to skilled nursing and senior rehabilitation services. If you’re an independent living resident and you or our spouse require skilled nursing, having all these levels of care under one roof means you won’t have to venture very far to receive care.
Life Care communities offer predictable monthly costs, even when a resident has to move from one level of living to another. The costs of our health services generally compare well with the rising costs of medical care on the open market, which allows us to put significant savings back in the pocket of our residents.
Not only does Life Care safeguard your health and well-being, but it can also help protect your financial future with a Type A contract where a portion of your entrance fee is refundable.
Community Living vs. Aging In Place
There are a variety of factors to consider when deciding how you want to spend your retirement years, and a Life Care community has more to offer than a full continuum of care. A Life Care community is a place for older adults to live their retirement years on their own terms, surrounded by like-minded individuals who share their passion and enthusiasm. There are also convenient services to make residents’ lives easier and amenities to keep them active and engaged.
But not everyone wants to leave the comfort of home, preferring instead to age in place in the house they’ve called home for decades. There are key distinctions between living in a Life Care community and aging in place that are worth noting if you are weighing your options.
- Living in a retirement community enables residents to live free from obligations, with all maintenance and housekeeping being handled by community team members.
- Loneliness is common for seniors who age in place, whereas living in a retirement community ensures residents are surrounded by friends and neighbors.
- Living at home can lead to even less independence, since aging can make driving more difficult and affect an older adult’s ability to get around and participate in the community.
- There can also be hidden costs to aging in place, because not every home is built for older adults and may require costly modifications and renovations.
Benefits of Living at Edgemere
Conveniently located between the Park Cities and Preston Hollow, the Life Care community at Edgemere is one of the most sought-after retirement communities in Dallas, Texas. The community is surrounded by sixteen acres of lush gardens, courtyards and meticulously manicured grounds, blending a Tuscan estate with the vibrant Dallas lifestyle. Edgemere is home to an eclectic mix of educated and affluent residents who love to socialize together and indulge in everything from familiar traditions to fine arts and culture. The community is also home to a concierge service and a team of individuals with an unmatched attention to detail.
If the Life Care community at Edgemere sounds like a place you could call home, we’d be happy to tell you more about it. Just fill out the form below or call 214-265-9100.