As you approach retirement, you may be considering your living situation and wondering if you should wait until the economy rebounds to move into an Independent Living community. Many start to consider living arrangements and whether they should stay in their current homes or explore other options.
One popular option in the 21st century is to choose a Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Communities such as Montereau offer Independent Living—where you move into a Garden Home or apartment and live like you would in any other neighborhood, with unique amenities and a social life you can’t find anywhere else.
Beyond Independent Living, however, Life Plan Communities give you the peace of mind that comes with being able to age in place in the community you know and love. Our continuum of health services is here should you ever need them, freeing you up to enjoy the atmosphere and activities.
If you are considering a move to a retirement community, let’s explore the financial benefits of Independent Living for older adults, as well as the value beyond dollars and cents.
Enjoy maintenance-free living.
The biggest financial benefit of Independent Living is the cost savings compared to maintaining a home on your own. In an Independent Living community, you don’t have to worry about maintenance or repairs, as the community often takes care of those.
The maintenance-free lifestyle is one of the biggest financial benefits of moving into an Independent Living community like Montereau. With no need to worry about lawn care, home upkeep, or repairs such as a broken HVAC system or a new roof, you can save on the costs associated with maintaining a home. This means more time and money to focus on the things you enjoy.
Discover peace of mind with Life Care.
Life Care is a unique benefit that offers peace of mind for your future. With this entrance contract, you pay an upfront fee to join Montereau as well as a predictable monthly fee in your Independent Living community. In addition to investing in all the activities and amenities at Montereau, Life Care gives you guaranteed access to our health care neighborhoods.
Should your needs ever change, you will be able to join our Assisted Living, Memory Support or Long-Term Care neighborhoods well below the market rate for direct admission. This means you will save a great deal of money, and you will have the peace of mind from knowing you will be taken care of no matter what.
With around-the-clock care from a highly trained team of caregivers and skilled nurses, our health care neighborhoods offer the same great promise as Montereau’s Independent Living neighborhood.
You can’t put a price on wellness.
Another financial benefit of Independent Living is the social network it provides. Living alone can lead to isolation, negatively affecting mental and emotional health, and ultimately take a costly physical toll. That’s why Montereau offers a range of social activities and the opportunity to connect with other seniors, caregivers, and staff. This can lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle and potentially reduce health care costs in the long run.
Independent Living communities can provide a sense of belonging and purpose, reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation. Additionally, our Vitality programming, fitness center and wellness classes can help you maintain your physical and mental health. Countless research shows that physical activity helps with cardiovascular health, which supports mental and emotional wellness. Strong bodies help with strong minds and healthy aging!
By prioritizing one’s well-being, seniors can potentially avoid costly medical bills and reduce the likelihood of developing chronic health conditions.
Experience the good life with friends.
In addition to physical wellness, social engagement is the best thing older adults can do for their overall health. Here, you are surrounded by a community of likeminded adults who are looking for adventure and want to make the most of their retirement.
With abundant amenities on campus, from our spa to lifelong learning classes to delicious meals and happy hours, there is always something going on. Plus, we regularly offer outings in and around Tulsa. Whether it’s a dinner out, a day of shopping or a trip to a museum, Montereau residents stay active and engaged, enjoying every minute of the good life.
If you are weighing your options for Independent Living, we hope you will take a look at all we have to offer. To experience it for yourself, contact us today to arrange a tour. We look forward to meeting you!
Friday, March 24, 2023
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