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7 Benefits of a Life Care Community

August 13, 2019
When it comes time to determine where you’d like to spend the golden years of your retirement, you have a lot of choices. More and more seniors are choosing to downsize and move to senior living well before they “need” it because, unlike for previous generations, senior living has transformed into a solution that fits your lifestyle instead of a “cookie cutter experience.”

“The surge of seniors who move to senior living in order to help upsize their lifestyle and enjoy a maintenance-free, carefree existence is why Life Care Communities like Canterbury Woods have become so popular in recent years,” says Lynda Marino, Marketing Director at Canterbury Woods. “Life Care Communities are a perfect fit for seniors’ active lifestyles today and their future needs.”

With a Life Care Community, says Lynda, residents have a plan in place that helps protect from growing long-term care costs, allowing seniors to preserve their assets and give families and loved ones valuable peace of mind.

“At Canterbury Woods, you will always have a home with us, no matter how your needs may change in the future,” she says. “Our Life Care promise includes independent living or assisted living in your own private home or apartment, plus all the rehabilitation, skilled nursing and health care services you need now or in the future.”

The Benefits of a Life Care Community.

What makes Life Care different from other types of communities? There are many differences, but they can be summed up in one word: Benefits. Living in a Life Care Community like Canterbury Woods Williamsville provides many benefits that you simply can’t get anywhere else. Here are the top benefits residents enjoy at our community:

  1. All-inclusive, maintenance-free living.

One of the biggest benefits of living in a Life Care Community is that all your needs are attended to. Many seniors liken it to living at a five-star resort or a swanky hotel. You can say goodbye to chores and housekeeping, since you enjoy maintenance-free living (including linen service, house cleaning and even meals). Other perks like transportation, security and even utilities may be included in the monthly fee. If you, like most seniors, have spent many years taking care of others and keeping up your house, moving to a maintenance-free, all-inclusive Life Care Community is a great way to provide you with the retirement lifestyle you deserve.

  1. An instant social circle and caring community.

Another reason many seniors choose to retire to a community like Canterbury Woods is because of the social community you instantly become a part of. You’ll be surrounded by other like-minded people in the same stage of life who are also looking for fun, adventure and opportunity to enjoy their retirement years. For individuals who may not have been as active as they’d liked in the past, a Life Care Community provides a great social scene, a wide variety of activities and outings and instant friendships – all while still having the benefit of your own private home.

  1. Care for a lifetime, no matter how needs change.

Even if you’re a healthy, active and independent senior at the moment, it’s possible that you may end up needing more healthcare and support down the road. That’s one of the huge draws to a Life Care Community – the fact that residents have a “forever home” with us, never having to leave the community if additional health services are needed. Canterbury Woods offers independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, as well as a wide variety of health care options. This provides the ability for seniors to age in place – and gives family members peace of mind.

  1. A focus on wellness and healthy aging.

There’s a lot more to age than just your birth year. Keeping an active lifestyle, eating well, staying mentally sharp and keeping a sense of curiosity are all aspects of a well-balanced life. Adults who live on their own don’t always receive all the stimulation, assistance and care required to help them age as healthy as possible. At a Life Care Community, every aspect of life is designed around the idea of “wellness.” From healthy menus to fitness programs to engaging activities and so much more, there are so many ways and opportunities to stay healthy.

  1. There’s constant security and safety.

A Life Care Community is staffed around-the-clock with staff members, nurses and other professional aides who are able to assist at a moment’s notice. This also includes security guards, 24-hour emergency response systems, secure entrances and exits, safety designs like pull bars and guard rails as well as things like fire alarms, security cameras and more.

  1. A sense of freedom as well as community.

Human beings have a desire to be a part of something, as well as a desire to be around and interact with people who we like and who like us. Being in a Life Care Community instantly gives residents a sense of belonging and a freedom that comes from knowing they are there, they are known and they matter. It’s a chance to have the personal satisfaction of living on your own terms with the freedom to do what you want – as well as the security and comfort of being surrounded by friends and those who care about you.

  1. Peace of mind.

Finally, a Life Care Community simply provides peace of mind. Peace of mind for your family members and loved ones, knowing that you’re in a place you love, where you’ll always receive the care you need. Peace of mind for you, knowing that you’ll always have the opportunity to live life to the fullest while also getting the care you need without having to put anyone out. You’re safe. You’re secure. You’re happy, and you have all the time you want to explore everything this chapter of life has to offer. What could be more wonderful than that?

For more information about the benefits of a Life Care Community, or to learn more about our senior lifestyle, please contact us at (716) 427-6928.

Find Your Fulfillment

Canterbury Woods Williamsville is a Continuing Care Retirement Community like you’ve never seen. Canterbury Woods Williamsville is not only close the perfect location for rest and relaxation, thanks to 62 tranquil acres, but there’s also easy access to Buffalo’s urban location. Offering the highest quality lifestyle and security, you’ll be part of a welcoming community consisting of both friends and neighbors while experiencing gracious living, first-class health care and the freedom to create the lifestyle you desire.

Continuum of Care

As a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Canterbury Woods Communities provide a comfortable environment and first-rate services to support every level of need. Assisted living apartments allow Williamsville residents to benefit from additional support while maintaining their independent lifestyle. If skilled nursing, rehabilitation or memory care is ever needed, residents can experience the support they require. They can also enjoy all this and more at our sister community in Buffalo.

Contact us today to discover more about Canterbury Woods Williamsville! (716) 427-6928

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