Myths about Senior Living
November 30th 2022
If you are looking into a senior living community for independent living, assisted living, or memory care, it can be hard to understand what these options are. Many of us have our own ideas of what a senior living community looks like that may not necessarily be true. In this blog, we are going to discuss common misconceptions about senior living communities.
Senior Living Communities Feel Institutionalized
Many people picture senior living communities as a place with long white hallways and bright fluorescent lights – similar to a hospital. In reality, the majority of senior living communities offer apartments and amenities that remind people of home. At Grace Management, Inc., it’s not like home. It is home.™
I’ll Lose my Independence
Life at a senior living community can be as independent as you want it to be. Residents aren’t limited to where they can go and what they can do or where they can go. Many seniors find that letting go of the responsibilities of home ownership gives them more independence than they had before. At Grace Management, Inc., our communities have plenty of activities and amenities for you to enjoy.
Senior Living is Expensive
When you begin looking at senior living communities, the pricing can often be shocking. While cost varies depending on the apartment size and the level of care needed – the cost is often comparable to the cost of homeownership, even if you have paid off your mortgage. Consider the cost of taxes, repairs, upkeep, utilities, insurance, and even emergency expenses. At a senior living community, everything is included at one convenient rate – and this often includes amenities beyond a living space, including dining, entertainment, social events, housekeeping, and more!
There Won’t be any Privacy
Residents have the ability to choose how much time they want to spend out of their private apartments each day. Residents’ privacy is respected, and you can enjoy a space to call your own.
The Food Isn’t Good
Almost every senior living community offers a variety of delicious and nutritious dining options. Here at Grace Management, Inc., we offer our residents the Graceful Dining Experience. Dining is an important part of life, and we strive to provide our residents with a dining experience that satisfies them in settings that feel like home.
Your senior living community should feel like home. Interested in finding a Grace Management, Inc. community near you? Head over to our communities page to learn more.