What comes to mind when you think of senior living? A clinical setting, nursing home or rehabilitation center? While those were the only options a few decades ago, the world of senior living is a lot bigger than you think – and the creature comforts you expect from residential living can be combined with the quality care you deserve. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from a modern residential senior living community.
Understanding Senior Living Expenses
You’re probably thinking – “Isn’t senior living expensive?” Sometimes, but not always! While it’s true that a senior living community can be quite pricey, this doesn’t need to be the case. One major factor that determines the price in senior living is contract duration. Put simply, communities that make big promises in exchange for a lifelong buy-in are usually the most expensive.
To avoid that, consider a community with a month-to-month rental agreement. Not only will you retain maximum financial flexibility, but you can receive care for life supported by thoughtful services and premium amenities. No matter what you choose, a retirement community is all about making your life easier at every turn – that often includes at-request transportation, concierge services, and other high-touch offerings.
Unlike a nursing home, senior living communities prioritize their daily living experience in even the smallest ways – including comfortable common areas and apartments complete with the familiar accouterments of home. For example, assisted living apartments can feel more like a regular rental than a clinical or institutional environment, and the food they serve is full of flavor and offers plenty of choices.
Much more than their features and amenities, life at a senior living community is all about making you feel at home. The staff and residents combine to create a neighborhood atmosphere, offering real camaraderie and familiarity to make you feel comfortable and welcomed.
Why Choose a Senior Living Community?
If you’re like most folks, you’re probably something of a bargain hunter. Not that you don’t have the money – more that you wish to spend your hard-earned nest egg wisely. So why choose a retirement community over the alternatives? Here are a few good reasons.
- You won’t be settling. Think of it. You’ve earned the best, so you should enjoy the best! When you’re deciding where you’re going to live – whether that’s buying a house or renting an apartment – you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the creature comforts and everyday conveniences you really want.
- You’re getting a lot for your money. Remember, you’re not just paying for the space you live in – you’re buying into an incredible lifestyle that comes complete with unlimited access to a lot of top-flight services and amenities.
- Quality care is usually available. At many senior living communities, you’ll find higher levels of care – like assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care.
No matter where your particular needs and priorities lie, you’ll discover that it’s really quite reasonable to choose a senior living community. After all, with expenses like home maintenance and upkeep along with the potential costs of hiring a home care professional, the price of staying in your current home can add up quickly. To put it simply, a senior living community offers the lifestyle you expect – and can help prolong and protect your quality of life.
In Senior Living, Location Is Everything
That’s why so many older adults in the St. Louis area choose Windsor Estates of St. Charles. We set a higher standard for senior living where each individual’s needs and preferences are respected and taken to heart. Just a few minutes away from the best shopping and dining in St. Charles, living here is all about enjoying the best things life has to offer while remaining connected to the neighborhoods you know and love.
Life at Windsor Estates will exceed your expectations for senior living. Keep exploring our website to discover the difference our independent lifestyle can make for you!