Why Continuing Care Senior Living Communities Make a Great Choice for Retirees

There are numerous options nowadays for senior citizens to enjoy a comfortable retirement in a setting where they are both cared for and receive luxury amenities. One of the often overlooked senior living options for seniors are senior living communities that offer continuing care. Let’s take a look at what these senior living communities are and why they are one of the best options for retirees who want a luxurious retirement.

Continuing care senior living communities are communities that fit almost any type of retiree. They provide a full spectrum of care – from fully independent living via senior living building complexes that do not provide any additional care for seniors, all the way to nursing home level of care, where seniors receive 24/7 medical care inside the community. Independent living sections inside continuing care communities will be in the form of senior citizen buildings, equipped with all amenities a senior apartment may need.

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Continuing care senior living communities also include assisted living. One of the levels of care that many aging older adults need is assisted living. An assisted senior living community provides care for seniors who cannot live on their own. These seniors need help with at least 2 of the 6 daily living activities, which including walking, feeding, dressing, bathing, transferring and toileting. Because assisted living is so popular, continuing care senior living communities include this level of care in their packages.

Continuing care senior living communities provide memory care that includes Alzheimer’s and dementia care. An otherwise healthy older adult may start independent senior living in the continuing care community, but as his or her needs change and health deteriorates, he or she can move to assisted living, memory care or even nursing home care. The great thing about receiving any type of care in a continuing care senior living community is that older adults do not need to switch communities when their care needs increase. They can simply move to a different wing or section inside the community, making the transition so much easier both for them and their family members.

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In addition to assisted senior living and other senior living lifestyles, there are also countless luxury features that senior citizens receive in continuing care senior living communities. These features may include things like swimming pool, for those older adults who love to swim either for fun or to stay healthy during retirement. Continuing care senior living communities also often include restaurants on the premises, making it easy for older adults to get high quality food without having to drive far from the community. The communities also include salons and barbershops on the premises. Some even have golf courses, allowing those older adults who are avid golfers to enjoy their hobbies without having to drive anywhere far.

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These communities also generally have accommodating visiting hours, so seniors’ loved ones can visit whenever it is convenient to them. They are often situated on large lots of land so that seniors and their loved ones can enjoy the outdoors inside the communities.

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