As we age, it gets awfully tiring to deal with home maintenance, housekeeping, paying the bills and even coordinating plans to meet up with friends. Sometimes it can even become overwhelming and just too much work. Sometimes, it seems like your retirement is filled with just more stuff you have to do, and not the things you want to do. If you’d rather say goodbye to the hassles and instead embrace a lifestyle that’s carefree and worry-free, moving to a Life Plan Community might be the perfect option for you, says Laurie Ralston, Marketing Director at Kingswood Senior Living.
“Life at Kingswood is designed to help you live the life you want, only better,” Laurie says. “Whether you want the freedom to do something new each day, or if you want to spend time with friends old and new, or if you’d prefer to just have some peace and quiet and enjoy no longer having to do chores, life at Kingswood is worry-free and stress-free.”
In a Life Plan Community like Kingswood, says Laurie, residents benefit because they have a plan that offers the security of future heath health if needed. Residents are assured access to higher levels of care in the comfort of familiar surroundings, no matter how their health needs might change. That means you’re choosing an option that provides confidence for your future and brings priceless peace of mind for you and your children.
“When combined with our maintenance-free lifestyle, a Life Plan Community represents an affordable option providing value beyond your current home and other senior living community offerings,” Laurie says.
How does this work? When new Independent Living residents join Kingswood, they pay a one-time entrance fee determined by the type and size of their residence and the entrance fee they choose. The entrance fee provides a 10% discount for life in the higher levels of on-site care, which include Assisted Living, Memory Support and Long-term Nursing Care. Most residents are able to use the equity gained from the sale of their home to cover most or all of their entry fee without using any of their other savings and investments. Another important benefit is the entrance fee is partially refundable providing estate protection for you and your family.
“Having that peace of mind and knowledge for the future truly makes life stress-free for many seniors,” Laurie says.
How Our Residents Enjoy a Worry-Free, Stress-Free Life at Our Community
Since April is Stress Awareness Month, we wanted to find out what makes our Life Plan Community so great for our residents? Of course, there are many reasons, but it all boils down to one thing: a worry-free, stress-free life now and in the future. Here are just some of the ways we accomplish that.
1. All-inclusive, maintenance-provided living.
Perhaps the most obvious and immediate ways that a Life Plan Community provides a more enjoyable lifestyle is by taking care of all the tedious chores and tasks of homeownership. No longer do you have to deal with housekeeping, home repairs or yard maintenance – you don’t have to pay utilities, and you don’t have to deal with cooking anymore (unless you enjoy it, that is). Our residents relish having all those things provided, so they can spend their time doing the things they want to do. It just makes perfect, stress-free sense.
2. An instant social circle.
Life is a lot better when it’s shared with people you like and care about, but that can be hard to do for seniors as they age and lose touch with friends and family. This leads to depression, isolation and even illness. But being around others, especially those who have similar interests and outlooks, helps reduce stress and makes us happier and more optimistic. When our residents retire to Kingswood, they’re automatically surrounded by a group of potential friends. For those who are worried about remaining active and social as they age, Kingswood helps take that worry off your plate.
3. A full continuum of care.
Successful aging includes having a solid plan for changes in our future. Should you need higher levels of living, you will have the full continuum of care right here at Kingswood. We help our residents enjoy a stress-free life now and in the future for any health care needs you might have. Our residents will always have a home with us, no matter what, thanks to the one time entrance fee paid upon entry to our community. Talk about peace of mind and worry-free!
4. Delicious dining and an active lifestyle.
Everyone wants to feel their best, even as they age, and that means staying active, eating right and taking care of our bodies. Our residents enjoy a wellness-focused lifestyle that allows them to stay as healthy as possible, so they can enjoy everything life has to offer. From our restaurant-quality, chef-prepared meal offerings to specialized fitness classes, to lifelong learning opportunities and more, we provide so many opportunities and ways for residents to stay healthy and continue doing the things they love in and around Kansas City.
5. Around-the-clock security.
No one likes to feel unsafe in their own home, but that can happen as we get older. At a Life Plan Community like Kingswood, that’s one more worry we remove from our residents’ minds. We always have staff members available, even at night and on weekends, because we know that accidents and incidents don’t stick to an 8-5 schedule. So if something happens and you need immediate assistance, we can be there – instantly. We also have secured entrances and exits and patrol staff, so that you don’t have to be concerned about someone breaking into your home.
6. The ability to chart your own course.
Retirement is the time of your life to do big things, dream big and chase your desires. And our residents get to do just that, because we help provide that sense of freedom, choice and belonging. At Kingswood, you get to design your life – however you want it. You can be as active and social as you’d like, or you can be quiet and introspective, too. It’s all up to you. You can dine when you want, get up when you want and participate in what you want – both on- and off-campus. This is the time of your life to enjoy, and we’ll help you do that – however that looks to you.
7. Peace of mind now and in the future.
We’ve mentioned peace of mind before – but we’re saying it again. Our residents have peace of mind, totally, because all the benefits and amenities of Kingswood add up to that worry-free, stress-free lifestyle they’ve been searching for.
Welcome to Kansas City’s Senior Living Sweet Spot.
Inspired senior living at Kingswood means living the retirement lifestyle you want – and deserve. We take care of most routine chores and maintenance, so you can keep enjoying all the things you love about living in Kansas City. And you have more time to try new things and have new adventures.
All of the activities and amenities are here to do more than just keep you busy. They’re here to enhance your whole life. It’s an intentional, holistic approach that helps you live healthier and happier. And, of course, you have plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like spending time with friends and family.
Because Kingswood is a Life Plan Community, you can enjoy your independent lifestyle now and be assured all levels of care are available on site when you need it, at a discounted rate for life. This is an outstanding senior living value because you are assured access to care in the comfort of familiar surroundings. When combined with our maintenance-provided lifestyle, a Life Plan Community represents an affordable option providing value beyond your current home and other senior living community offerings … and peace of mind for a lifetime.
Contact us today to schedule your personal visit. (816) 673-2835