You may have come across unfamiliar terms used to refer to a senior living community. There are numerous nicknames, such as “old folks’ home” or “elderly home,” for retirement communities, and even more myths exist. We’ve heard them all, and chances are, you have, too.
But if you dig deep enough, you’ll see the reality: Older adults are moving to senior living communities to find more freedom, joy, and purpose. They’re exploring new horizons, enjoying new hobbies, or nurturing a passion. And that’s no myth; that’s the truth!
Contrary to what you may have heard, senior living offers a better quality of life. One type of senior living community is known as a Life Plan Community or continuing care retirement community (CCRC). A Life Plan Community offers all levels of care on one campus – from independent and assisted living to memory care – you have the services you need when you need them. You will even find a wellness clinic for blood pressure checks and other healthcare needs, keeping you from having to travel to a doctor’s office or urgent care if you are worried about your health.
Take a look at these six common senior living myths. We’ll debunk them one by one with the facts.