If you’re unfamiliar with the term “Life Care” or what it means to live in a Life Care community, fear not. We can help you understand exactly what Life Care is and why a Life Care community should be at the top of your list when considering retirement options.
What is a Life Care Community?
No one can predict the future, but you can at least plan for it. A Life Care community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), enables seniors to safeguard their health and well-being both now and into the future. Residents are able to live independently, free from obligations and comfortable in the knowledge that greater care is available if and when they need it.
Newcastle Place offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and senior rehabilitation services, all under one roof. Today you may not need the kind of daily support provided in an assisted living community or the person-centered programming of a memory care neighborhood, but we don’t know what tomorrow holds. It’s better for you and your loved ones to have a plan for future care so there are no surprises later.
Benefits of a Living in a Life Care Community
What sets a Life Care community apart from the other senior retirement communities you might be considering? The benefits extend well beyond a list of offered health services.
Priority Access to a Full Continuum of Care
It’s one thing to live in a community that offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and senior rehabilitation services, but a Life Care contract assures you priority access to these levels of care when you need it. The benefit of having all of these health services under one roof also means you won’t have to move very far should you require greater care at any point in your life.
Outside of a Life Care community, you’re at the mercy of the open market when it comes to the cost of medical care, and those costs are typically trending upward. Life Care takes some of the stress out of paying for health care services by offering predictable rates. You’ll also likely notice significant savings when you compare our costs to the rates on the open market.
Community Living vs. Aging In Place
As important as it is to safeguard your health and well-being, there’s more to living in a Life Care community than having access to a full continuum of care. Life Care communities provide residents a warm and welcoming atmosphere to spend their golden years, with convenient services to make daily chores easier, amenities and activities to keep residents active and engaged, and friendly neighbors who share an enthusiasm for life.
Here are reasons to choose a Life Care community when you retire:
- A retirement community enables residents to live obligation-free, as all maintenance and housekeeping is handled by community team members.
- Loneliness can be common for seniors who choose to age in place, whereas community living ensures residents are surrounded by friends and neighbors.
- Living at home can lead to even less independence, since aging can make driving more difficult and affect an older adult’s ability to get around.
- There can be hidden costs to aging in place, as not every home is built for older adults and may require costly modifications.
Benefits of Living at Newcastle Place
Nestled in Mequon, Wisconsin, Newcastle Place, a Life Care community, offers the perfect balance of comfort, convenience, and opportunity. In addition to the on-site health services, our senior retirement community is chock full of services and amenities that make it possible for our residents to live a fulfilling lifestyle. From the chef-prepared meals in our three dining venues to the custom health and fitness programs offered in our wellness center, we take pride in catering to the needs of our residents. Our community also hosts a full calendar of events and activities that provide opportunities for residents to be active and engaged.
If the Life Care community at Newcastle Place sounds like somewhere you could call home, we’d be happy to tell you more about it. Just fill out the form below or call 262-387-8800.