There is no shortage of choices for seniors when it comes to retirement. Continuum of Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are an important option to consider as they provide several essential benefits. CCRCs are retirement communities that include independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. Below is a list of some of the substantial benefits that can be found by choosing a Continuum of Care Retirement Community.
Age in Place
Aging in place is a term that appeals to seniors for obvious reasons. As you age, the last thing you want is to have to find another home that suits your needs. Finding a place to retire without worrying about relocating as your needs change is a huge relief for seniors and enables them to feel in control of their future.
Varying Levels of Support
At some point, even healthy independent seniors require additional medical care whether it be from an unexpected illness to a planned surgery requiring short-term physical rehabilitation. Having access to all levels of care at different phases of the aging process encourages healthy senior living and allows for stability.
CCRCs encourage socializing through a variety of activities. This interaction can be especially beneficial for seniors who are single or widowed. Socializing provides significant advantages for physical health by encouraging exercise and healthy diets. Improved mental health is another bonus of social interaction with keeping minds sharp and potentially even preventing dementia.
Flexibility for Couples
For couples, the aging process can differ greatly. Often, one-half of a couple will have additional needs that demand medical attention. Living in a CCRC allows couples who require varying levels of care to stay together. It also prevents the role of primary caregiver and the responsibilities that entail falling on one of them.
Peace of Mind
One of the main reasons seniors choose CCRCs is the peace of mind it provides. This isn’t limited to them, but to their families also. Knowing that parents or loved ones have a home where their needs will be met no matter what, and without having to relocate is a huge weight off their shoulders. The relief is so great, that many adult children whose parents live or have lived in a CCRC end up opting to live in one themselves once they near retirement.
With convenient locations in Knoxville and Maryville, Shannondale Senior Living is such a Continuum of Care Retirement Community. Shannondale’s communities offer a wide variety of independent living options, including single-family homes, villas and apartments. Our assisted living centers provide the comfort and stability of a daily routine, with the confidence and support of a wide range of available services. Skilled nursing facilities are also available in both communities. In both communities, residents enjoy all-inclusive amenities such as housekeeping, dining options and an array of social activities. Visit our website, or contact a residency specialist today to learn more.