The Myths of Senior Living: Busted
Myth: “I can’t afford it. It’s too expensive.”
Housing, home maintenance, utilities, food, entertainment, transportation, and more, are included in the cost.
No mortgages or property taxes.
Non-profit organizations often have a foundation to support residents in-need.
Myth: “I’m not ready. I don’t need senior living.”
- People who have end-of-life discussions prior to needing care save one third of the cost than those who don’t.
Senior living isn’t just for people who can’t take care of themselves anymore.
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.
Myth: “I’ll lose my independence.”
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.
Myth: “The food in senior living is terrible.”
73% of family members notice nutritional improvements in their loved ones.
Choice and variety is king. Luther Manor has three restaurants in Independent Living and six throughout the community.
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.
Myth: “I’ll have to give up the things I love and my favorite hobbies.”
64% of family members notice social well-being improvements in their loved ones after a move to senior living.
Myth: “Everyone is sick or dying. It’s depressing.”
44% of family members notice physical health improvements in their loved ones.
Many senior living communities have regular wellness and fitness programs to keep residents active and healthy.
Studies have shown that seniors stay healthier, more active, and live longer in retirement communities than in a house.
When help is needed Luther Manor has doctors, dentists, and specialists in-house!
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.