Continuing Care Retirement Community Benefits
The Top Benefits of Living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Lower Cost vs. Your Home
When matched against the monthly expenses of maintaining your home and lifestyle, the cost of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) can actually prove to be more economical. Click here to easily compare costs.
Additionally, there are other benefits that are priceless:
- The peace of mind that comes from maintenance-free living.
- The security of knowing that, if ever needed, medical help is available onsite 24/7.
- Unlimited opportunities to stay socially connected, develop new friendships, enjoy hobbies and pursuits,
and explore new interests.
Maintenance Free Living
The expense to fix unanticipated - and often costly - problems that can occur from faulty home fixtures, systems, and/or materials is eliminated. When you move into a CCRC, all internal and external repair and maintenance is included in your one, convenient monthly fee. Not surprisingly, according to a recent report by homewyse.com, home maintenance and repair costs are the second largest homeowner expense next to mortgage. In 2010, the year the report was released, the annual cost to maintain and repair a semi-detached condominium averaged $4,427, increased to $7,910 for a typical 3 bedroom/2 bath detached home and topped out at $12,574 for a 2,450 square foot detached home.
Staying Socially Connected
Life in a continuing care retirement community provides countless opportunities to cultivate friendships and close social connections. This becomes increasingly important as we grow older and face a variety of circumstances that may trigger isolation and loneliness. A recent study conducted by Age Wave, “Five Myths & Realities of CCRCs” reported that low social interaction is as bad for seniors’ health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, is as dangerous as being an alcoholic, is as harmful as never exercising, and is twice as dangerous as obesity. The study further reinforced the reality that CCRCs offer opportunities to build new relationships and social connections with like-minded people. Explore the many avenues for meeting new people at Wesley Enhanced Living.
Opportunities to Enrich Your Life
Life in a continuing care retirement community gives you time to actively pursue the interests and hobbies that give you happiness and fulfillment. You no longer need to worry about cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, or shoveling the snow. CCRCs are designed to relieve residents of these burdens precisely so they can enjoy time with friends and family and pursue the many social and recreational opportunities that are available inside and outside of the retirement community. So, if you’ve always wanted to write a book, paint a masterpiece, research your family tree, or any of a myriad of other pursuits—NOW is your time!
Security and Peace of Mind
CCRCs are staffed 24/7—you never have to worry about being without help should you ever need it. Staff in CCRCs, who are thoroughly trained in life saving skills such as CPR and first aid, are prepared and ready to assist if an emergency should occur. Plus, at Wesley Enhanced Living, emergency call bells or an emergency pendent is included in your monthly fee so you can easily and immediately communicate with onsite staff.