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Why You Should Consider Luxury Senior Living

What makes a lifestyle luxurious? High-dollar homes, expensive cars and gourmet meals are common answers – and good ones! But when it comes to retirement living, luxury means a little bit more than opulent amenities and high-end apartments. When you consider the different care options, expenses and experiences senior living communities offer, choosing the right place isn’t quite as simple as picking the shiniest exterior. Keep reading for a deep dive into the common offerings you’ll find at a luxury senior community and what they can mean for your quality of life.

What Luxury Communities Have to Offer

You might think that the most expensive communities are always the most luxurious – but that’s actually not the case! While many communities require a hefty mortgage-sized investment to move in, that’s not the only option. One major factor that determines the price you pay is contract duration. To put it in simpler terms, communities that make big promises in exchange for a lifelong buy-in are usually the most expensive.

If that sounds like a raw deal, we have some good news. There’s a type of luxury community that won’t require you to pay a hefty entrance fee – rental-based retirement communities. While they may require a community fee, it’s usually a fraction of what you’d pay for an entrance fee. This allows you to retain maximum financial flexibility while still receiving care for life, plus a variety of thoughtful services and premium amenities.

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The true hallmark of a luxury senior living community is the finely crafted experience that touches all facets of daily living. Such communities offer a variety of residences that are more similar to deluxe high-rise apartments than the typical image of a retirement community – even those that are based solely around assisted living support. Additionally, restaurant-style dining, all-inclusive maintenance and personal transportation are common elements you should expect.

What’s in It for You?

No matter your financial situation, it’s always wise to take a close look at what you’re spending your hard-earned money on. So why choose a luxury retirement community over cheaper alternatives? Here are a few good reasons.

  • Luxury living means no compromises. Think of it. You’ve earned the best, so you should enjoy the best! When you’re deciding where you’re going to live – whether that’s buying a house or renting an apartment – you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the creature comforts and everyday conveniences you really want.
  • You’re getting a lot of perks. Remember, you’re not just paying for the space you live in – you’re buying into an incredible lifestyle that comes complete with unlimited access to a lot of top-flight services and amenities. If you were to put together your own home gym or spa and pay to staff them with trainers or wellness experts every single day, you’d have to pay a lot more money!
  • You’ll have lasting access to higher levels of care. At many senior living communities, you’ll find higher levels of care – like assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care. But where will you find the most variety and highest quality? It’s not a universal rule – but typically, luxury communities offer access to the best senior care in your area.

Even if you don’t currently require much support, a top-quality senior living experience has a lot to offer value-minded seniors. Think about it – with steady expenses like property taxes, home maintenance and the potential costs of hiring a home care professional, the price of staying in your current home can add up quickly. Moving to a community helps you maintain quality of life no matter how your needs change.

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The Carnegie Village Difference

What sets Carnegie Village apart from other senior communities in and around Belton? We provide a higher standard for retirement living by building a community where each individual’s needs and preferences are respected and taken to heart. With our conscientious services and life-enriching amenities, you’ll find that our mission at Carnegie Village is all about helping you live your way, every single day. With the support of our assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, your whole family can enjoy a great deal of confidence and peace of mind.

If you and your family are weighing senior living options, please don’t hesitate to reach out – or continue discovering what we offer by learning more about independent living at Carnegie Village.