Today’s senior living communities are designed to help — and support — older adults to achieve their highest quality of life. They can be the perfect fit for those looking for a more relaxed lifestyle that is filled with activities, amenities and new friends.
Communities are also a great solution for those who could use a helping hand, whether they’re struggling with daily tasks, finding it difficult to prepare healthy meals or are beginning to feel lonely or isolated.
If you’re considering the benefits and advantages, you may be wondering what is included in the cost of senior living. You might be surprised at the services and amenities provided for both your physical and cognitive health — and your enjoyment of life as well.
The cost of senior living
There are several variables that can affect the cost of senior living so it would be impossible to specify a correct estimate here. Rates are influenced by the type of community, level of care needed and even the geographic location. It’s always best to talk to local communities you’re interested in to get an accurate idea of the cost.
However, the following information can help you better understand everything you’ll discover as part of your community life.
What’s included in the cost of senior living?
If you aren’t familiar with everything senior living has to offer, you may be unaware of the features that ensure opportunities for achieving your optimum health.
1. Private residence
You will still have the privacy and comfort of living in your own residence. You’ll discover a choice in the number of bedrooms, layouts and locations within your senior living community, including options to personalize so you can make it your very own home.
2. Assistance when needed
Included in the cost of senior living is a compassionate staff ready to lend a hand to help with daily tasks such as bathing safely, getting dressed or grooming. Older adults who worry about losing independence often find it’s strengthened when they no longer feel the need to rely on family or friends.
3. Healthy dining options
One key to living and aging well is a healthy diet but as we grow older, we often find it more difficult to plan, shop and prepare food. Included in the cost of senior living is a wide choice of nutritious and delicious meals, the freedom of choosing when and what to eat and accommodating any special dietary needs.
4. Activities and amenities
It’s so important to remain engaged, especially as we grow older, for both our bodies and minds. But it can become more of a challenge to find activities or attend events, especially if we’re no longer driving. Communities provide a monthly calendar of things to do — all located on-site.
5. Opportunities to make new friends and socially interact
Many seniors find it more difficult to make new friends as it can become more of a challenge to meet new people. You may find yourself growing lonely or feeling isolated from others. Senior living provides many activities for you to naturally meet your neighbors and get to know the other residents.
6. Fitness centers or exercise classes
Staying in shape is another key to healthy aging but getting to a gym or finding classes that are tailored for older adults can become more difficult. Included in the cost of senior living is typically a fitness center, exercise equipment or classes to help you meet your wellness goals.
7. Scheduled transportation
Are you driving less or no longer? If so, many older adults begin to feel as if they are missing out on opportunities to connect and interact with others. Another great benefit of a senior living community is the scheduled transportation for medical appointments, shopping or to enjoy an evening’s entertainment.
8. Safety and security
Older adults often find themselves concerned about becoming injured or ill and living alone. They may also worry about their home’s security. Included in the cost of senior living are added safety features and the reassurance of knowing that someone is always there if help is needed.
The Charleston Senior Living Community
Locally owned and operated, we offer personalized care by our dedicated team members. Setting a new standard in Assisted Living and Memory Care, we don’t define our residents by their limitations or illness but instead believe in focusing on the positive and the possibility.
The Charleston Senior Community includes private apartments for assisted living residents and for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Your loved ones will benefit from our attention to detail, routine health assessments, delicious dining and daily activity programs as we support everyone to live their best life.
Consider a few of our amenities:
- Chef-led dining program
- Community movie theater
- Live entertainment
- Outdoor patio
- Social lounges
If you or your family is thinking about Assisted living or Memory care, we hope you will consider The Charleston Senior Community. We are a trusted resource and are here to answer any questions.
We also invite you to download our complimentary guide, Choosing the Right Senior Living Community – A Step by Step Guide for Making an Informed Decision.