Do you remember when you dined at a restaurant and enjoyed the experience so much that you felt it was indeed value-for-money? After all, the money you paid was not only spent on the food, but also for the selection of the freshest ingredients, meal preparations, the service of a professional chef, and a comfortable dining ambience.
This experience is similar with a senior living community. However, many people think that the value of senior living communities lies solely in the value of the apartment. When you filter in the huge lists of benefits that comes along with the apartment, you will realize that in fact, senior living community apartments can indeed be a bargain. Let us break it down and offer you a closer look at the underlying works in place for an enjoyable stay.
More Than Just Housing
When a home’s mortgage has already been paid for, it is natural for families to want to stay there forever. However, for most seniors living alone, they will need to eventually acquire home care agencies to assist with everyday tasks such as maintenance work, housekeeping, personal transportation, and many other chores. A list of possible services that can incur costs are:
- Security system
- Lawn care
- Snow removal
- Repair work
- Private-duty caregivers
- Installation of medical alert systems
It might not seem obvious, but these costs can add up quickly. In a senior living community, the all-inclusive rent package covers everything, from assistive technology in every apartment to round-the-clock concierge services. At Conservatory, we provide two freshly prepared gourmet meals by our onsite chefs daily, breakfast and lunch or dinner. Take the burden of meal preparation and diet balancing off your shoulders!
Understand the Benefits
Furthermore, staying in a senior living community offers some benefits that home care services may not be able to provide. A non-exhaustive list of such benefits include:
- Weekly housekeeping services
- Immediate on-site repair works and maintenance
- 24/7 security team
- Licensed caregivers on-site
- Private apartments designed with safety in mind (includes grab bars, emergency call system, step-in shower, and accessible floor plan)
- 2 freshly prepared gourmet meals a day
- Exciting activities to take part in daily
All the above are benefits that people do not immediately associate with the cost of a senior living community. The work put in place that make it possible for such benefits to happen also cost money, bringing up the all-inclusive cost of rental. However, when you add it all up, you will realize that you are getting a lot more than you bargained for!
Happiness and Safety
At the end of the day, what matters most to people is that their loved ones stay happy and safe. Although ageing in place may have been the default option for years, things have changed. Senior living communities now offer a safe and supportive environment where seniors can age in peace, where living at home may not necessarily be the best option considering overall well-being.
When seniors stay alone, it can also result in them feeling lonely and depressed, which has been known to increase the risk of certain health conditions. That is why many people opt to stay in senior living communities. Here at Conservatory At Alden Bridge, we ensure that seniors can enjoy living and have fun while staying safe. That is why many adults nationwide entrust their loved ones to our care. You can contact us should you have more enquiries, or even schedule a tour to physically experience what it feels like to stay here.