CHOOSING THE RIGHT OPTION

There are a lot of senior living options to choose from – and they are not all alike. Here are some definitions to help you narrow down the type of option that is right for you.

There are a lot of senior living options to choose from – and they are not all alike. Here are some definitions to help you narrow down the type of option that is right for you.

Life Plan Communities

Life Plan Communities (also known as continuing care retirement communities) offer the full continuum of care, from independent living residences to assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation care, and memory care. Depending on the type of contract, you can be guaranteed access to on-site health care at a predictable rate for life, or a modified fee-for-service arrangement in which you pay only for the health care you use.

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities offer apartments or suites designed for senior safety, and services that provide help with daily living needs such as personal care and medication management.

55+ Communities

55+ communities typically offer maintenance-free apartments, condos, or villas, a calendar of activities, and some services such as housekeeping, meals, and transportation. Health care services are not part of your contract.

Life Care at Home

Some senior living communities offer an in-home extension of their continuum of care. For a one-time membership enrollment fee, plus a monthly service fee, our comprehensive long-term care program focuses on wellness and independence, while ensuring you receive in-home assistance, care and services, even assisted living or skilled nursing, if you ever need them. Great Care. Peace of Mind. No Moving. Learn about Thrive at Home with Whitney Center.

70

of People 65+ will need some form of long-term care.

(National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information)

Whitney Center offers a variety of Life Care contracts, which means you can enjoy your independent lifestyle now and be assured all levels of care at predictable monthly costs.

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Location Matters

Where you live makes a difference in how you live. When visiting senior living communities, keep these things in mind.
      • Proximity to things that matter to you, such as shopping, dining, cultural and religious venues. Can you drive or walk to these places? Does the community offer transportation?
      • Is it convenient for friends and family to visit?
      • Are you near a college or university where you can participate in lifelong learning classes and activities?

Download a free Information Kit to learn more about Whitney Center.

Location Matters

Where you live makes a difference in how you live. When visiting senior living communities, keep these things in mind.
      • Proximity to things that matter to you, such as shopping, dining, cultural and religious venues. Can you drive or walk to these places? Does the community offer transportation?
      • Is it convenient for friends and family to visit?
      • Are you near a college or university where you can participate in lifelong learning classes and activities?

Download a free Information Kit to learn more about Whitney Center.

Download a free Information Kit to learn more about Whitney Center.

New Haven and the surrounding area are home to shopping, restaurants, museums, performing arts venues, and a number of highly respected colleges and universities.
New Haven and the surrounding area are home to shopping, restaurants, museums, performing arts venues, and a number of highly respected colleges and universities.

Questions to Ask

When meeting with marketing and sales staff at a community, bring a list of important questions to ask.  Here are a few to get you started.

  • What is an entrance fee, and what does it cover?
  • What’s the difference between ‘refundable’ and ‘non-refundable’?
  • What is included in my monthly fee?
  • What kinds of activities, clubs, and programs are offered?
  • What does the dining program encompass?
  • How does the community promote wellness?
  • What kinds of customization are available for my residence?
  • What is the pet policy?
  • May I visit with current residents and ask them questions?
  • How do you help residents transition through the different levels of care?
  • Who owns and manages the community?
  • What is an entrance fee, and what does it cover?
  • What’s the difference between ‘refundable’ and ‘non-refundable’?
  • What is included in my monthly fee?
  • What kinds of activities, clubs, and programs are offered?
  • What does the dining program encompass?
  • How does the community promote wellness?
  • What kinds of customization are available for my residence?
  • What is the pet policy?
  • May I visit with current residents and ask them questions?
  • How do you help residents transition through the different levels of care?
  • Who owns and manages the community?

We would be happy to answer any questions you have. Call or email to schedule a personal appointment.

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