5 Reasons Why A Continuing Care Community Might be Right For Your Loved One

The time of your retirement can be a satisfying moment of reflection, and a celebration of all you’ve accomplished.

It’s also an ideal time to start thinking about your future living arrangements.

But when considering such a big change, it’s important to pose some necessary questions, such as where you’ll want to live and what your needs will be—both today and years down the road.

The answer to both these questions could lie in the many options provided by a continuing care community. This type of residence typically includes independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing. The term “continuing care community” means options for various levels of care as your needs change—and they will. But by finding a new home within an independent living community, you or your loved one could take advantage of activities, amenities and events within a vibrant everyday environment; experience life to the fullest while enjoying beneficial services and security; then transition into another part of the community once more regular medical care may be needed later in life.  

At The GreenFields specifically, those living within our GreenField Manor community enjoy a full calendar of social activities and engaging learning opportunities amid modern, spacious apartments designed for those who want to live independently without the hassles of home maintenance and repairs. But connected to a supportive continuing care community, these residents have the benefit of knowing that, no matter what the future holds, the home they know now will evolve with their needs—and enable them to live their best life.

Here are some of the specific advantages of making a home within a continuing care community near you.

Activities – Continuing care communities allow you to get involved in a huge array of activities, access numerous amenities, and utilize various services. Many of the perks take place on-site in the community, but many continuing care communities offer various ways for residents to stay involved in the broader community as well via intergenerational programs, volunteer services projects, continuing education classes, and much more.

Continuum of services – Along with a beneficial wellness atmosphere, continuing care communities typically offer residents continuum of care services, where needed. This enables residents to stay healthy and live independently for as long as possible. At The GreenFields specifically, there are a variety of comprehensive health and wellness programs, which include group exercise classes; emotional, spiritual, mental, and social wellness services; and free access to the on-campus gym.

Relationships – One of the biggest benefits of moving to continuing care communities (including The GreenFields) is the friendships that can be built with others living on the campus. Building these relationships can build a sense of community and purpose; and this network of close friends can provide for ease of adjustment to living in a new environment—as well as critical support if healthcare issues arise in the future.

Ease of transition – Getting into your continuing care community of choice isn’t always easy, especially later in life. Moving when you are a bit younger gets you in early, and could ensure an easier transition (physically and mentally) for you or your loved ones. This sets you up for success as you age, because, typically, change becomes more difficult as we age.

Priority – Finally, finding the right environment is only beneficial if you can enjoy it the way you want to—and have access to all necessary services when you need them. Early entry to your independent living community can earn you priority concerning many amenities and programs you’ll need to access throughout your residency, as well as services like skilled nursing you may need in the future.

This can put you and your family at ease that you will be set for whatever you need in the future, and allow you to get the most out of your continuing care community experience.

To learn more about independent living at GreenField Manor, visit thegreenfields.org/independent-living or call (716) 684-8400 today.

About The GreenFields Continuing Care Community

The GreenFields Continuing Care Community provides for the physical, social, and spiritual needs of residents in a Christian environment. In addition to skilled nursingsubacute rehabilitation, and outpatient therapy at GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center, The GreenFields offers a variety of living arrangements and support levels based on individual needs. This includes independent living apartments in GreenField Manor; assisted living apartments in GreenField Court; memory care and enhanced assisted living in GreenField Terrace.


Why You Should Choose A Continuing Care Retirement Community Now | Calvary Homes

Continuing Care Retirement Community Guide | Christwood (christwoodrc.com)

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