If it is time for you to think about assisted living for yourself or someone you love, the task might seem daunting. There is a lot to consider, like finding the right assisted living services. What should you look for? How about financing? What can you expect? There are a few questions you need to ask, so let us help. How can you plan for assisted living arrangements?
What Is Assisted Living?
The first step is to understand what it means to choose assisted living when planning for retirement. Assisted living refers to a community of seniors who want to maintain their independence but still have some help if they need it.
Assisted living provides housing, amenities, and daily services. It is also a way for seniors to live together in a community and enjoy everything that brings, like socialization and group events.
How Does Housing Work in an Assisted Living Community?
- Single rooms
- Deluxe rooms
The most cost-effective choice is the single rooms. Seniors share a bathroom, but it saves money for those on a budget.
Services at Summer’s Landing include:
- Help with daily activities
- Great dining with dietitian-approved menus
- Health services
- Wellness programs
How to Plan for Assisted Living
Start with figuring out the finances because that will help you make critical choices about your assisted living arrangements. A good place to being is by breaking down your assets. Look at what you can sell, such as a house, and at your retirement savings.
Look at what your options might be for financing. For example, how much will Social Security cover? Add to your Social Security any pensions, annuities, and investment money that is available.
Do you have long-term care insurance? That will cover some costs, too. Certain life insurance policies may pay for long-term care, as well.
What about financial support from local organizations and programs? Consider talking to someone at an assisted living facility to see what they recommend. There are also senior care advisors that will look at the overall need and finance options and help you make some choices.
Figure Out the Best Assisted Living Arrangements For You
Once you understand what you can afford and where that money is coming from, decide what you need and what you want. Amenities are an important part of the assisted living services, so look at them closely.
Location is important, too. Summer’s Landing, for example, is centrally located in the historic district of Lynn Haven. We are close to Panama City and have been serving this community for over 30 years.
That central location means Florida family and friends can visit easily. People coming out of state for a vacation can spend some time with our residents, too.
More About Summer’s Landing
At Summer’s Landing, we believe in providing quality care at an affordable price. Our residents enjoy a comfortable, secure community that feels like home.
We offer residents plenty to do, too. There are daily exercise programs and yoga. We also love to go on outings with our residents and enjoy some local fun spots.
If you already have the right assisted living arrangements for you or someone you love, call us at 850.265.9829 or go online and fill out our contact form. Our staff is here to answer questions you might have about Summer’s Landing and provide some insight into planning for assisted living.