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How Aging Adults Can Guard Against the Rising Cost of Care

June 18, 2018 No Comments

Every year, the costs of care for older adults rise. And, even though today’s seniors are living longer than the previous generations, age often comes with a greater chance of chronic illness and limiting health conditions. For those approaching the phase of life when personal care may likely be necessary, planning for the future can cause a strain on their financial security.

Michael Rambarose, President and CEO of Whitney Center, a Life Care Community in Hamden, CT, says, “The imagined costs of care are what often keep many seniors from making adequate plans for their future needs. Many simply resign to stay in their home forever or recruit adult children to care for them if they ever need support. However, neglecting to plan in hopes of saving money seldom works out. Family caregivers end up paying thousands of dollars out of pocket for parents’ care needs, and in some cases, moving to an Assisted Living or Memory Care community is unavoidable. Without plans in place to pay for future needs, families can experience extreme financial burdens.”

So how can aging seniors hope to avoid the rising costs of personal care? How can they alleviate the burdens placed on their spouses and children? Planning ahead for potential care costs is the best way to start. At Whitney Center, we’re thrilled to offer an exceptional service that eliminates worries about future health needs and how to pay for them.

Discover Thrive at Home with Whitney Center

Because so many seniors face the stress of uncertainty when it comes to future care needs and their surmounting costs, Whitney Center developed a Life Care at Home membership program that meets seniors’ needs for potential support and financial management. Thrive at Home allows members to stay in the comfort of their home and still receive the wonderful benefits of a home health partnership, alleviating the stress on family members to provide care and securing future support without cost increases.

For less than $20 a day, Thrive at Home members can experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing any future care needs are already covered. Despite industry prices increasing every year, with membership and monthly maintenance fees, the costs for future needs are fully or partially paid for, depending on the membership level seniors choose. Our different membership levels offer flexibility to choose the degree of service that works best for individuals’ needs and timelines.

Here are just a few ways seniors benefit from a program as comprehensive as Thrive at Home:

  • Seniors stay healthy and independent at home with preventative and long-term care support.
  • Different membership plans offer flexibility to choose what services work best for you.
  • You have your own personal service and wellness team, available 24/7, to help you navigate your care needs and options.
  • Members enjoy easy access to top healthcare services when needed, such as nursing aides, live-in services, medically necessary transportation, GPS-enabled emergency response systems and much more – at no extra cost.
  • You can avoid the need for moving into care facilities or nursing homes.
  • Membership fees cost significantly less than similar care alternatives, and if your needs increase, your fees don’t have to!
  • Services include:
    • Care and service coordination
    • Home safe evaluations
    • Referral services
    • Transportation
    • Telehealth technology
    • Social engagement
    • Homemaker and companion services
    • Personal care
    • Social work
    • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
    • Nursing
    • Memory support
    • 24-hour care
  • Care is backed by Whitney Center, a premier 5-star-rated Life Care Community.

You’re in Charge of Your Care

What Thrive at Home members love the most is that they are in control of their futures. Membership gives you countless options for care support with a team of personal service professionals to walk alongside you to help navigate your benefits and possibilities for care. You’ll have a partner who has your best interests at heart and happily coordinates your overall care, providing valuable information and continual support so you can make healthy decisions that benefit your lifestyle.

When you become a Thrive at Home member, you’ll be assigned a personal service partner who’ll get to know you personally. They’ll work with you whenever you need them to help coordinate all your care services and act as your personal health advocate and medical navigator. You’ll never be on your own when it comes to making important decisions about your health!

Even if you join Thrive at Home without any current need for support, your personal service partner can help you create a Well-Being Service Plan, which emphasizes overall wellness and preventative care. It’s like having a personal health trainer on your side to help you make great choices and manage your well-being.

Plan Today for Security Tomorrow

Seniors who plan ahead for future care are taking great steps in securing the services they might need at a price they can afford. Even when you don’t know what the future holds, a program like Thrive at Home can ensure you receive whatever care support you need while saving you hundreds of dollars a day. Seniors who choose Thrive at Home choose to make a valuable investment in their future care, and peace of mind for themselves and their families.

If you would like to know more about Thrive at Home with Whitney Center, contact us today to get started on your future planning.

Discover Excellence in Senior Living. 

At Whitney Center, you’ll find a distinguished senior living community where residents do what they love. Located in Hamden, Connecticut, Whitney Center combines all the cultural, educational and historical charms of the Greater New Haven area with the intricate details of daily life for active seniors. Whitney Center is a Life Care community, offering not just an unparalleled independent living lifestyle, but a full continuum of care services as well, including assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing care and memory care. Whitney Center even offers a home-based long-term care program, Thrive at Home, which connects seniors to the services they need to live well in their own home.

Choice. Freedom. Opportunity.

We believe that remaining engaged and striving for excellence builds a more meaningful life. That’s why residents experience a host of services and amenities, events and cultural opportunities and wellness programs designed to foster endless growth and personalized living. Backed by our first-rate hospitality and philosophy of continuous improvement, our residents are free to travel, learn, volunteer, set new goals and create the life they want to live.

Come Here to Thrive.

At Whitney Center, residents live in the midst of cultural arts and education and dignified connections to the greater community. Seniors thrive in pursuit of what brings them joy, with unlimited opportunities to create and contribute. And, with the confidence in quality care services available on site if health needs ever change, Whitney Center makes it possible for seniors to continue enjoying the freedom to embrace life at its fullest.

Contact Whitney Center today to learn more about our Life Care community!