Continuing Care Retirement Community Benefits
Maintenance Free Living
When you move into a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), you do not have to worry about the physical and financial toll of home repair, house cleaning, snow removal, yard maintenance, or replacing systems. At your retirement community, 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 prepared and ready to assist if an urgent situation should occur, with easy access to emergency services and support. 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 having daily chef-prepared meals, services, and amenities right outside your door, or a phone call away.
- Vigilant daily attention to advanced cleaning protocols to keep you protected where you live.
- 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. Living in a CCRC is maintenance-free, so you 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!