Why Now: Independent Living at Kingswood vs. Living at Home

“If you were planning on moving to an independent living community before the COVID-19 pandemic, you may wonder if now is a good time to make the move,” says Laurie Ralston, Marketing Director at Kingswood Senior Living. “Even though these are uncertain times, I can honestly state that you can feel confident in going forward with your move to your new life and new lifestyle.”

Laurie says that the decision to move into an independent living community like Kingswood comes down to one very important question: Would you be happier and safer at our community than you would be at home?

“The safety and security of our residents is our top priority first and foremost,” Laurie says. “To that end, we have a strict adherence to robust hygiene and disinfection practices. This allows us to keep our community clean and, by extension, our residents and staff healthy.”

Laurie says that Kingswood also understands the power and importance of personal connection, especially during these challenging times. “Staying connected to the people we care about and creating a close-knit community is one of the most important things in life,” she says. “Living in a vibrant, supportive and caring community like Kingswood provides so many more benefits than living alone.”

What sort of benefits? Everything from making sure our residents are supplied with necessities to your choice of chef-prepared meals To Go, in the Bristol Dining Room or room service in your apartment or villa. It means a social yet safe place to live – a place you’ll be pleased and confident to call “home.”

One thing 2020 has taught us is that we always need to have a plan in place to ensure that we’re ensured the active retirement lifestyle we want today, and the peace of mind and financial benefits that may be necessary in the future.

“You simply can’t put a price on the peace of mind you’ll get as an Independent Living resident at Kingswood,” says Laurie. “As a Life Plan Community, you’ll discover everything you need to live a full life now and in the future. As an Independent Living resident, you’ll enjoy the privacy of your own villa or apartment home as well as an all-inclusive approach to retirement living. You’ll enjoy chef-prepared meals, 24-hour security, all utilities except phone, Internet and cable, maintenance, wellness programs, banking and postal services, scheduled transportation, planned activities and a wealth of amenities. Best of all, you’ll have priority access to our on-site care services if and when you ever need them — that includes Assisted Living, Memory Support, Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care.”

Six Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Move to Kingswood

1. Social Distancing at Its Finest

At home, your exposure risk can be small — or great. When you have visitors or service providers in your home, do you know where they have been, if they follow safety protocol and whether or not they have been exposed to COVID-19? At Kingswood, we’ve restricted visitors due to the current pandemic. While we still allow visitors to our community, they are by appointment only, and must be screened prior to entry. They must also follow our guidelines and safety protocol to ensure the safety of everyone here.

2. Mandatory Mask Wearing

One of the best ways to limit your exposure to the coronavirus is by wearing a mask. That’s why our Kingswood staff are required to wear masks at all times in our community. We’ve also implemented targeted testing, infection-control procedures and personal contact tracing. This is the best way we can ensure that our residents and others are protected from being exposed.

3. Following State Guidelines

Kingswood follows the CDC guidelines and the State of Missouri Regulations regarding COVID-19 testing. Testing frequency is determined by county COVID-19 case data, which is updated regularly, and we fast-follow as necessary. Are you monitoring your county’s COVID-19 case data as closely as we are?

4. Adopting Additional Technology

As mentioned before, we know the importance of a tightly-knit community and staying connected to friends and loved ones outside our walls. We have embraced additional technology to enrich interactions and reduce risk of possible exposure to COVID-19, while still seeking every opportunity to remain connected. This allows us to provide safe, life-enriching activities while still limiting physical contact.

5. Stringent Safety Guidelines

Kingswood is clean, sanitary and regularly inspected. Our cleaning guidelines were already stringent, but now we’ve added intensive cleaning and disinfecting protocols for the entire community. Unlike in your home, we’re able to sanitize all surfaces as often as needed.

6. Daily Wellness Check

We know how important it is to remain healthy and well during this time. That’s why Kingswood Health and Wellness Navigation Services are here for our residents. We offer daily wellness checks and real-time response to health and wellness needs. We also have the ability to connect to our in-house medical group if needed, providing high quality care without ever having to leave the community.

How Do You Know if Independent Living at Kingswood Is the Right Choice for You?

  • Do you want to live in a maintenance-provided home, free from the worries and costs of upkeep?
  • Do you want safe, social opportunities and the joy of living in a tightly-knit community?
  • Are you tired of spending time cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and other household chores and want more free time to enjoy life?
  • Do you want to live in a full-service community with priority access to on-site health care at a discounted cost?
  • Do you want to live in a situation where people are able to socially distance and isolate without reducing quality of life?
  • Are you lonely and want to live in a place where you can interact and socialize without being at risk of contracting COVID-19?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, Independent Living at Kingswood may be right for you. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your very own private tour of our community.

Welcome to Kansas City’s Senior Living Sweet Spot.

Inspired senior living at Kingswood means living the 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 and 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.

Our Life Plan Community offers all levels of care right on campus, from Independent Living and Assisted Living to Memory Support, Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care. 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-provided 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.

Contact us today to schedule your personal visit. (816) 673-2835

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