Advantages of Downsizing to a Life Plan Community
When you weigh the pros and cons of staying in your home to those of downsizing to a senior living community, it’s important to consider the freedom and simplicity offered at Life Plan Communities. Keep reading to discover how you may benefit from transitioning into a smaller space.
Your New, Wonderful and Simplified Budget
The decision to downsize from your family home to a one-bedroom apartment or a senior living villa can save you moneyimmediately and in the future. Monthly costs will decrease due to reduced utility fees and the elimination of costs like property tax and home insurance.
Additionally, you won’t have to budget for home maintenance expenses because the community will take care of upkeep. You may even be able to reduce costs associated with things like dining and gym memberships because of the comprehensive amenities offered in senior living communities, which often include fitness programs and robust dining plans.
With a Life Care contract, you can ensure you’ll have predictable monthly fees whether you’re in Independent Living or receiving care through Assisted Living, Memory Care, or Skilled Nursing
A Rightsized Residence Feels So Good
For many, a smaller space is exactly what’s needed to make life – not one’s home – fuller.
“Some retirees want the benefits of senior living but aren’t ready to downsize their living space,” says Kingswood Marketing Director DeAnn Hanson. “At our community, there are stand-alone villas and numerous apartment floor plans. Here, you can choose the living residence that suits your budget and lifestyle.”
Paring down your possessions and simplifying your life can lead to more freedom and less worry. Moving into a one-bedroom apartment at a senior living community eliminates almost all homeowners’ must-dos so you can get out and enjoy all the get-to-dos available at the community.
At a Continuing Care Retirement Community like Kingswood, a small-space apartment means a totally maintenance-free lifestyle. Senior living communities take care of many household tasks to increase residents’ freedom to explore all that senior living has to offer.
You can expect the following services when you choose senior living:
- Linen service
- Exterior and interior maintenance
- 24-hour patrol
Gain Free Time to Explore Your City
When your community is located in a desirable location, these sorts of services open up opportunities for new and interesting adventures.
“Located in the heart of Kansas City, Kingswood residents have the convenient privilege of exploring the unique culture of the Jazz District, the fine art of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and everything in between,” says DeAnn Hanson.
Add Value to Your Lifestyle and Connect with Peers
Moving from your family home into a one-bedroom apartment is no sacrifice when you are able to enrich your day-to-day experiences with new activities and friendships. At a senior living community, your residence is only the beginning of the story. Within walking distance of your front door is a community full of life-enhancing amenities.
At a Life Plan Community like Kingswood, you’ll have access to an aquatic center, library, art gallery, chapel, putting green, movie theater, dog park, fitness center, community gardens and more.
You can participate in events, activities and classes. In most cases, senior living communities have a jam-packed calendar of social events and recreational activities that make community life far richer than what most people experience while aging at home.
Secure Your Future Care Needs for Peace of Mind
When older adults move into an independent living residence, they often enjoy an immediate lifestyle upgrade. When they choose a Life Plan Community like Kingswood, they’ll secure future Long-Term Care that is provided at predictable costs. It’s a plan that protects Life Plan Community residents against the ever-rising costs of senior care.
Life Care Communities, also called Continuing Care Retirement Communities, offer a continuum of care that provides the support, accommodations, and health care services needed to age successfully. This can provide a profound sense of peace for community residents and their families.
Come Find Your Senior Living Residence at Kingswood
Kingswood offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Long-Term Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation and Respite Care. We provide access to world-class services and amenities and around-the-clock care in a homelike setting.