Continuing Care Retirement Community Benefits
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 Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), all internal and external repair and maintenance is included in your one, convenient monthly fee. According to a recent article on gobankingrates.com, the average monthly cost to maintain and repair the average American home is $1,126, or $13,512 annually.
Security & Peace of Mind
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are staffed 24/7 so you never have to worry about being without help should you ever need it. The staff in CCRCs, 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.
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.
Lower Cost of Living
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.
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.
Life Enrichment Opportunities
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!