Common Myths About Life Plan Communities

Senior woman relaxing at home

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), also known as Life Plan Communities, are a wonderful option for older adults seeking opportunities for an enriched, vibrant and active lifestyle. However, there are many misconceptions buzzing around that may make you think otherwise.

That’s why we’re busting the top five myths about living in a CCRC, including the belief that they’re too expensive and that you’re too young to move there. By debunking these myths and sharing the truth, we hope to help you make an informed decision about your next home and start your next chapter with confidence. 

  1. Retirement communities are too expensive 

With fewer expenses to manage, retirement communities can offer a more affordable and simplified lifestyle for older adults. A variety of amenities and services, such as transportation, multiple dining venues, and fitness centers, can help you save money on regular expenses. Depending on the type of contract a CCRC offers, you may also be able to save a considerable amount of money on the cost of future care. 

We offer lifecare at Legacy Pointe, which is the gold standard of senior living contracts. It guarantees you access to person-centered continuing care for life with predictable monthly costs for higher levels of living at prices significantly below market rates. This protects you from the rising costs of senior care and makes retirement planning much easier.

  1. I can get the care I need at home

While each person ages differently, it’s still difficult to predict your future health needs and budget to accommodate them. Even though home care can deliver personalized assistance to your doorstep, aging in place takes a lot more than regular visits from a professional caregiver. You’ll need to consider modifying certain areas of your home with safety features like grab bars, nonslip floors, stairlifts, walk-in showers, and wider doorways to accommodate mobility aids.

From well-appointed and accommodating residences to priority access to a full continuum of care, Life Plan Communities provide you with a solid plan for the future. Legacy Pointe offers independent living, plus assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing, if you ever need them. No matter what level of care you require, your needs will be met right here in the community you know, by people you trust and in a comfortable residence. 

  1. I’m too young for senior living 

Many people think life stops the moment they move into a retirement community, because they remember the drab and boring nursing homes of decades past. However, that notion couldn’t be further from the truth. Continuing care retirement communities are vibrant, social places with friendly people ready to embrace an active lifestyle. Plus, there’s a world of opportunity only a few steps away from your front door. 

Along with a plethora of community events where you can mingle with your neighbors, Legacy Pointe also features abundant amenities and activities to fill your calendar. You can make a masterpiece in our creative arts studio, swim laps in our heated pool, take a yoga class, schedule a service in our massage room and beauty salon/barbershop, enroll in a class at the University of Central Florida, and so much more.

  1. Maintenance-free living isn’t that big a deal

The average American homeowner mows their lawn 1,027 times over their lifetime, spends 44 hours a month on household tasks, and dishes out $2,335 a year on maintaining their home. Combined with paying property taxes, your mortgage, utilities, and spending hours on chores, owning a home can definitely be more hassle than it’s worth. 

CCRCs like Legacy Pointe are a fantastic way to gain more free time and cut the many costs of homeownership. A one-time entrance fee and regular monthly fee provides you with a maintenance-free residence that’s taken care of inside and out by a team of professionals. This means you can kick your lawnmower to the curb and focus on the activities and people that make you happy.  

  1. I’ll have to give up my independence

In independent living, you control your schedule, and are free to come and go as you please. You won’t be provided with help from a caregiver until you need it … if you ever do. If you require assisted living or memory care, you’ll receive just the right amount of personalized assistance catered to your unique needs to help you live an independent lifestyle as long as possible. This means you’ll actually be gaining independence. 

At Legacy Pointe, we provide our residents with everything they need to live better for longer. We’ll customize a fitness program to improve your physical health, design rehabilitation programs to help you stay strong and active, and provide aging intervention programs at our on-site spa. 

Your Path to a Remarkable Retirement Lifestyle Starts at Legacy Pointe

Learn about the benefits of senior living firsthand by visiting our continuing care retirement community near Orlando, FL. You can R.S.V.P. to one of our many events, or schedule an in-person tour by calling 407-917-6418 or sending your request online

A vibrant lifestyle at Legacy Pointe is available to all seniors. If you or a loved one need a higher level of care right now, we accept new residents for assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing directly Contact us for more details on receiving personalized senior care in our community.

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