How to find a Retirement Community

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When your parent or loved one decides they’re ready to move from the family home, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are an option well worth considering.

Altavita Village, a Riverside Continuing Care Retirement Community, is a unique form of retirement community that has many benefits. It offers a safe and secure active maintenance-free lifestyle while also offering peace of mind knowing a full continuum of health care services is available should you need it. Offering a variety of services within one community, Altavita Village guarantees lifetime housing, social activities and increased levels of care as needs change.

“The first step is independent living,” says Rachel Bramson, Sales and Marketing Director. “Then we offer a full continuum of care including assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and rehabilitation services.”

Part independent living, part assisted living and part skilled nursing, Altavita Village is a CCRC that offers a tiered approach to the aging process, accommodating residents’ changing needs. Upon entering, healthy adults can reside independently in single-family homes, apartments or duplexes. When assistance with everyday activities becomes necessary, they can move into assisted living or nursing care facilities. These communities give older adults the option to live in one location for the duration of their life, with much of their future care already figured out. “This can provide a great level of comfort to both you and your family and take much of the stress out of the caregiving relationship,” Bramson states.

“Keep in mind, you are not purchasing a home,” Bramson advises. “You are purchasing an agreement for lifetime care and Altavita Village offers choices in pricing and contracts that will enable residents to select the plan that best meets their needs.” There are 26 spacious floor plans to choose from consisting of apartments, duplexes and cottage homes.

“You must be healthy and able to live independently when you move in,” Bramson says. Upon move-in, residents pay an entry fee which is determined by many factors including, but not limited to, the size, location and features of the home they choose. In addition, there is a monthly service fee to cover routine housekeeping, home and yard maintenance, a daily meal plan, a personal trainer, a pool, walking trails and so much more.

The monthly service fee starts at $2,264 for a single person and increases depending upon the size and location of  the home you choose and the number of people residing in the home.

“Having several levels of care available on a campus is a wonderful benefit. It provides you with the security of  knowing that if you need assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing care at some point in the future, you won’t have to move to another community,” Bramson says.

Should one spouse need the services provided in another part of campus, the other can easily visit any time of day. This means that couples can regularly spend time together socializing, dining or engaging in activities. And they know their loved one is receiving the services they need to thrive and maintain with as much independence as  possible.

If, in the future your needs change, you can be secure knowing that you live within a community that offers an on-site continuum of care at a discounted rate consisting of Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care and Rehab Services.