The Myths of Senior Living: Busted
“I Can’t Afford It. It’s Too Expensive.”
The Costs of Senior Living Are Often Comparable to Living in a House.
People who have long-term care discussions prior to needing it save one-third of the cost of those who don’t.
Housing, home maintenance, utilities, food, entertainment, transportation, and more, are included in the cost.
There are options for payment.
No mortgages or property taxes.
Assets that can be used for payment include your home, investments, long-term care insurance, veteran benefits, etc.
Non-profit organizations often have a foundation to support residents in-need.
“I’m Not Ready. I Don’t Need Senior Living.”
Senior Living Isn’t Just for People Who Can’t Take Care of Themselves Anymore.
More than half of Americans older than 65 report their greatest fear is being a burden on their family due to a long-term care health issue.
Most residents wish they would have made the move years earlier.
Be in the driver’s seat. It’s best to make the move when you have the choice, not when you need to.
“The Food in Senior Living Is Terrible.”
Expect Restaurant-Quality Meals and a Restaurant-Like Experience.
73% of family members notice nutritional improvements after their loved ones’ move to senior living.
Choice and variety is king. Luther Manor has three restaurants in Independent Living and six throughout the community. Get a five-course meal in our dining rooms, grab a sandwich in the cafe or simply enjoy a meal at home. Our menus change as often as four times a year and it’s the residents’ input that helps us determine how the menus change!
Menu is considerate of health needs and dietary restrictions.
Dine in and take out options are available. You can have your meal delivered to your apartment.
“I’ll Lose My Independence.”
Many Seniors Find Their Lives to Be More Independent in a Senior Living Community.
70% of residents and 75% of their family members are more likely to report a good quality of life versus those still living at home.
The goal of senior living is to keep you as independent as your health allows you to be.
You can bring your car! Driving is encouraged and parking is available.
Transportation is available for shopping, appointments, doctor visits, trips, and more.
You learn how to better care for yourself as you get older.
You’re free to come and go as you please.
“Everyone Is Sick or Dying. It’s Depressing.”
Seniors Stay Healthier, More Active and Live Longer in Retirement Communities Than in a House.
44% of family members notice physical health improvements in their loved ones after they move to a senior living community.
Many senior living communities have regular wellness and fitness programs to keep residents active and healthy.
When help is needed Luther Manor has doctors, dentists, and specialists in-house!
“I’ll Have to Give up the Things I Love and My Favorite Hobbies.”
Not Only Will You Be Able to Continue Doing What You Love in Senior Living, but You’re Also Likely to Pick up New Interests.
64% of family members notice social well-being improvements in their loved ones after a move to senior living.
30-40 life enrichment activities are offered each week, catered to your interests and hobbies, with physical, mentail, social, and spiritual focuses.
Volunteer opportunities abound.
Take trips with friends.
The only thing you’ll need to give up are chores, yard work, and home maintenance!
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It
When Joyce, Rusty, and Sharon were considering moving to a senior living community they encountered many of the myths mentioned above. Listen to the now-Luther Manor residents dispel the misconceptions people have about senior living.