This week, as senior adults and service providers throughout
the country join in celebrating National Aging in Place Week, it is the perfect time to highlight the benefits
and joys of independent living.
To effectively age
in place is to maintain choice
in your life and live where you
want for as long as you're able. It means staying where you feel safe, comfortable, and connected to the people you love
and the resources you need. This modern approach to senior living allows you to have maximum
independence and personalization in your living situation, which can be so good
for the soul. It's no wonder 90% of adults over the age of 65 would prefer to age
Definition of Place
For some, "place"
is the home they've lived in for years. It may be where they've raised a family
and are now welcoming new generations. For others, it's where they've recently moved
to enjoy the pleasures of their retirement years. Wherever the location, the one
consistent element is it feels like home sweet home.
Staying in a
residential home may sound like the easiest and most straightforward senior
housing option. However, it still requires planning and possible remodeling to
fully prep a home for aging in place. With this in mind, many seniors are
choosing to live in an independent retirement community. So, let's dive into
this a bit further.
Living at RLC
There's a growing trend of seniors moving to RLC
communities, in particular. RLC has become popular because it allows you to
enjoy the freedom and comfort of your own living space while experiencing
conveniences and social opportunities you would never have at home. In addition
to social outings, fitness classes, wine tastings, and other exciting
adventures, RLC provides chef-prepared meals and housekeeping services. These
conveniences leave more time to celebrate your best life doing what you love
Financially it makes sense as well. At an RLC
community, everything is taken care of with one simple monthly payment. There
are no surprises, and it's easy to plan your budget. Also, RLC communities do
not require a buy-in fee or long-term lease like many other senior living
facilities. You can direct that otherwise large fee toward a smart investment
for your future. Residents can often live on those investment earnings. In
other words, wait to spend your money on assisted living, when or if you should
need it. Why not plan for health and wellness instead of paying for assistance
It's easy to age
in place at RLC because your home is equipped with safety essentials like
non-slip flooring and spacious plans to accommodate any mobility changes. The
bathrooms have built-in wall support and shower seats. Hallways and sidewalks
are extra wide and offer plenty of lighting to get around safely. There's no
need for additional remodeling and the expense that comes with this down the
road. And, should you ever need home health services, you can contract with
your provider of choice at any time. The bottom line is you can continue to
live independently and enjoy your community's amenities well into the beauty of
your golden years.
RLC has charming and luxurious communities all
across the country, which means you can choose a location close to friends and
family. This allows you to continue to nurture these relationships while you
enjoy the many benefits of resort-style living!
If you're currently in the process of
deciding on where to age in place, sometimes it helps to see your options in
person. Visit our community page
to find a location near you, then come take a private tour. We're also offering
virtual tours if that feels better for you right now. Either way, we'd love to
welcome you at RLC.