The Benefits of a Continuum of Care for Healthy and Happy Aging

When it comes time to choose a senior living community, what’s important to you now – and in the future? Many retirees ask themselves this question as they search for the perfect community for them to spend their golden years. They want to live a life they love today, tomorrow and always.

But what does that look like? What happens when you’re no longer as active and independent and require a little extra assistance? These pressing questions are why many of today’s seniors are looking to communities with a continuum of care – otherwise known as Life Plan Communities.

“Life Plan Communities offer a complete range of care services for today’s senior, from complete Independent Living to Assisted Living to Memory Support, all on the same campus” says Laurie Ralston, Marketing Director at Kingswood Senior Living. “These communities also offer Long-term Care and Short-term Rehabilitation services as well. In short, they’re designed to provide any and every level of care you or your loved one could need, now and in the future. This ensures the best possible life for you, no matter how your health needs may change.”

As a Life Plan Community, Kingswood offers seniors priority access to the health care you need, when you need it. This ensures peace of mind for you and your family. You know that you’ll always be cared for in a place you’ve come to know and love.

The Benefits of a Continuum of Care

It’s all-inclusive.

This is one of the biggest benefits of living in a place that provides a continuum of care. It’s similar to an all-inclusive resort, where everything is provided for you for one monthly fee. You’ll enjoy maintenance-free living in a private villa or apartment, plus meals, activities, events and many other perks. Even housekeeping and laundry are included. It’s an excellent way to plan your finances, since you know exactly how much you’ll spend each month.

It makes financial sense.

Life Plan Communities like Kingswood require an upfront fee upon entrance to the community. While this sum can seem large, it’s actually an investment in your future. We like to think of it as a way of pre-paying future health care costs with today’s dollars.

The fee ensures you have priority access to all levels of health care throughout the community with a 10% health care discount for life. When you think about how quickly health care costs can add up – and consider future inflation – you could potentially save thousands of dollars. But that’s not all. Your entrance fee is 90% refundable, ensuring that your estate and your heirs are provided for.

You never have to move again.

In communities that don’t provide a full range of care services, you might be required to move to a new community if and when your health needs change. That’s a lot of work, and can be quite traumatic, especially if you’ve been in one place for a long time or may be leaving a spouse behind.

However, that’s not something you have to worry about in a Life Plan Community, because it’s one of the benefits of a continuum of care. You’ll always be housed on the same campus you’ve come to know and love. You’ll be cared for by staff members you know and who have become like family to you. And you’ll never have to pack a moving box ever again.

Quality care is assured.

If you need Assisted Living or Memory Support, you don’t have to think about wait lists or move times. We make this transition simple through the help of our Health and Wellness Navigator. As a resident of Kingswood you have priority access for the higher levels of care when you need them.

It’s a social way of life.

Senior living communities are vibrant, thriving communities filled with like-minded individuals in the same stage of life as you, who are ready to go on adventures just like you. Communities will host events and have activities every day, so there’s always something fun to do. Or, you can head off on your own to do the things you’ve always enjoyed doing, and make some new friends while you’re at it. Since you no longer have to worry about chores or home maintenance, your time is your own, and you can use it to be as social and integrated into the community as you’d wish.

You can truly age in place.

The idea of “aging in place” – growing older in one location – has long been attractive for seniors. A continuum of care truly allows you to do that. As stated before, you never have to move away from the place you know and love. Because Kingswood has been designed with your needs in mind, it has features like single-floor homes, grab bars, step-in showers and other features that make it easier for you to live independently for a longer time.

You have peace of mind.

What do all these benefits add up to? It’s simple. Pure peace of mind for you and your family. Your loved ones can relax, knowing that you will always be cared for and that they’ll never have to worry about moving you to a place that can’t provide the care you need. It’s great for couples, who know that if one or the other ends up at a different level of care, they can still be together and see each other every day.

Most of all, it allows you to take the worry of the future off your plate, so you can focus on today – and all the opportunities that await.

The Continuum of Care at Kingswood

“Kingswood truly is the best of all the benefits of a continuum of care,” says Laurie. “Our independent living is just that – a maintenance-free lifestyle that allows seniors to come and go and do as they please in the city they love. Our Assisted Living services allow individuals who need extra assistance to feel confident, secure and be as independent as possible, knowing they have just the right amount of support. Our Memory Support is held in a supportive environment and is a personalized approach for treating different stages of dementia and respecting and celebrating the individual. Finally, our Long-term Care and Short-term Rehabilitation services provide an outstanding level of care to help our residents and our community members.”

Welcome to Kansas City’s – Senior Living Sweet Spot!

Inspired senior living at Kingswood means living the true retirement lifestyle you want – and deserve. We take care of most routine chores and maintenance, so you can keep enjoying all the things you love about living in Kansas City. And you have more time to try new things, have new adventures.

All of the activities and amenities are here to do more than just keep you busy. They’re here to enhance your whole life. It’s an intentional, holistic approach that helps you live healthier and happier. And, of course, you have plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like spending time with friends and family.

Because Kingswood is a Life Plan Community, you can enjoy your independent lifestyle now and be assured all levels of care are available on site when you need it, at a discounted rate for life. This is an outstanding senior living value because you are assured access to care in the comfort of familiar surroundings. When combined with our maintenance-free lifestyle, a Life Plan Community represents an affordable option providing value beyond your current home and other senior living community offerings … and peace of mind for a lifetime.

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