A Life Plan Retirement Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), offers the greatest security possible as you know if your needs change, the community can accommodate you when aging throws you a sudden curve ball. When unplanned circumstances arise, having a host of services readily available in the retirement community where you live relieves a great deal of stress for you, your spouse, and your family. Some services can be provided in your apartment or cottage, while others are most beneficial when provided in a setting uniquely suited for specialized needs, such as Personal Care or Healthcare Centers for skilled care. Such flexibility and access to services will not be found in active adult or 55+ communities.

Short term illness or surgery got you down?

Skilled nursing care provided to a senior resident at United Zion Retirement Community in Lancaster County, PA

Professional rehabilitative care is available on an in-patient or out-patient basis depending on your specific medical needs. Should you find life in a senior independent living cottage is becoming too difficult or isolating, your priority transfer to a convenient independent senior living apartment will make life easier and more enjoyable. And at United Zion, you have the security in knowing that your care needs will be met regardless of your care level and your ability to pay the cost of additional care! This is an essential feature, not all retirement communities provide.

Considering an active adult or 55-plus community?

55 plus community living at United Zion Retirement Community in Lititz, PA

Owning a property eventually requires selling that property when health needs arise 10 or 20 years later. This process can become particularly traumatic when facing serious health needs at the same time. Consider that as you age, your neighbors also age, making that once vibrant, active adult community less appealing to future purchasers 20 years your junior. The tried and tested alternative of a Life Plan retirement community offers full independence for today and a host of services and assistance you will greatly appreciate in future years.

Well over half of our Healthcare Center admissions are individuals unable to obtain or maintain the consistent care support they needed in their previous home. They require a swift and often uneasy transition from their home because they cannot meet their needs for unscheduled assistance. The thoughtful elder will plan ahead for a time when they may not find active adult living as simple and easy as it once appeared.

Considering a care-at-home service package?

Elderly home care services provided by United Zion Retirement Community in Lititz, PA

These new models of service delivery offer the choice to remain at home with services brought to you as aging brings the need for additional help. Being able to remain in a familiar setting, possibly with helpful neighbors nearby is very appealing. However, realize that your home ages too and will require attention, care, and repairs that are not always provided by such care packages.

Another aspect of aging-in-place is gradually increasing isolation in your own home, as traveling becomes too difficult with increased age. A campus-based Life Plan community places you right in the midst of abundant social, spiritual, and recreational opportunities, including delicious meals seven days a week. This security adds great value to the continuing care retirement community model for active adult living. Finally, care-at-home programs cannot provide for immediate or repeatedly unscheduled care needs unless add-on services using 24/7 staff coverage are chosen. This level of service support can be costly, if available at all. A Life Plan community, like United Zion, has that covered for you as well!

For more information about the benefits of a Life Plan Community, give us a call today at (717) 627-8421. Additionally, learn 10 Key Things to Look for in a Retirement Community

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