Surprises can be bad when you don’t get the service, product, or experience you expected. But when the opposite occurs—when you discover that you are receiving much more than you ever imagined from your investment—you’re very pleased! The cost of senior living is a great example. Just take a look at all you get!
Start with the basics. What’s included in the cost of senior living?
Life in a senior living community is about so much more than an apartment residence. It’s a lifestyle centered on helping residents live a life filled with happiness, freedom, and wellbeing. When you select this unique lifestyle, you are opening doors to new possibilities. No longer are you concerned about daily worries or chores—or the associated costs.
The cost of senior living includes these basics:
- Monthly rent
- Home maintenance and repairs
- Grounds maintenance
- No more property tax or homeowner’s insurance
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Now consider all the things that make life enjoyable: things that you had to pay extra for at home, but that now will be included in the cost of senior living. For example:
Countless opportunities to socialize
In a senior living community, there is always someone who’d love to join you for a walk around the grounds, a cup of coffee in the morning, or maybe a movie or happy hour in the evening. Activities can include trips, discussions, classes, concerts, parties, special events, volunteering, and much more. Being around others is good for older adults’ emotional and physical health. Even introverts appreciate having a friend around now and then.
Pleasant dining experiences
If you enjoy whipping up tasty meals in your kitchen, you can keep right on doing just that. But if the idea of choosing something delicious from an enticing menu appeals to you…if someone else serving you with a smile makes you very happy…then you’re in luck.
Nutritious and delicious dining is not only one of the items included in the cost of senior living, it’s maybe the most popular. And it’s not just the cuisine. Being able to share laughter over a meal with friends is a pleasure you’ve earned—and now it’s time to truly enjoy it!
Letting someone else take the wheel
Living at home often means worrying about car maintenance, insurance, gas, repairs and more. Then there’s the stress of rush-hour driving or worrying if you’ll ever find a parking spot. But the cost of senior living includes knowing you have access to scheduled transportation to appointments, special outings, grocery stores and more. Sit back, relax, and you’ll be there without worry.
Speaking of no worries, isn’t it time you retired the dust mop? When you’re reviewing the cost of senior living, remember regular housekeeping is included, and it can usually be scheduled at a time most convenient to you. Who has time to worry about dust bunnies anyway? You’re too busy enjoying life!
Paying for a gym on your own can get expensive, and it’s up to you to get to classes on time. The cost of senior living usually includes a dedicated fitness area with senior-friendly equipment, classes, and personal instruction on how to build strength and balance. And don’t forget the company of others like you who want to stay healthy and fit—and have fun doing it.
Just knowing staff are on hand night or day is reassuring, and perhaps one of the most valuable perks included in the cost of senior living.
Peace of mind
Feeling ready for tomorrow helps you make the most of today, and it can give your family peace of mind. With Life Care at St. Mark Village, your care is guaranteed for life—even if your financial situation changes. That’s our promise to you: seamless access to future life care options.
What else is included in the cost of senior living?
An invitation to break free from a long list of responsibilities, so you can start living the good life today. We invite you to learn more.