Seniors talking on the couch in their independent living apartment

Why You Should Move to a Life Plan Community

What Is a Life Plan Community?

A Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC, is a senior living option that provides independent living for active seniors as well as advanced levels of care if residents’ needs change.

What Does It Mean to Have a Plan?

Healthy, independent seniors enjoy the services and amenities that enhance each day in independent living. The maintenance-free lifestyle frees residents’ time, so they find more opportunities to pursue interests and passions. Many seniors take the chance to spend more time with friends and family.

Though they’re active now, seniors enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a smart plan for future care. A Life Plan Community also provides stability. Often higher levels of care are offered on the same campus as independent living. This means even if the residents require added support, they have the comfort of a familiar environment and close proximity to their clubs and councils, as well as friends and neighbors.

Specific Benefits of a Life Plan Community Like Canterbury Court

Canterbury Court is what’s known as a “closed campus,” but that title doesn’t capture the positive and progressive aspects of this policy. At a community like Canterbury Court, our residents enter as independent living residents. Then, if they need higher levels of care, they have access to support on campus. Their place won’t be supplanted by someone outside the community because our team is specifically dedicated to the seniors at Canterbury Court.

Higher Levels of Care at a Life Plan Community

The higher levels of care available to residents of Life Plan Communities may vary slightly depending on the community. At Canterbury Court, residents can receive any amount of care, from a little added support each day to constant acute care.

Senior woman looking out a window of her senior apartment

Catered Living

Catered living provides the amount of support a resident needs to remain as independent as possible. Similar to the services available in assisted living, catered living provides assistance with the activities of daily living: eating, bathing, medication management, dressing, walking and personal care. With access to special health and wellness programs, cleaning services and a talented nursing staff, residents can continue their busy lives with confidence.

Skilled Nursing

Independent living or catered living residents may require short-term skilled nursing after an illness or injury. An expert team of nurses are available around the clock, and a custom care plan is designed with the resident to serve the individual senior in a way that works best for them. With occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy, the team can help residents regain strength and skills and return to a life they love.

Long-term skilled nursing provides care for seniors with chronic conditions who require consistent attention. With a comfortable environment, pet and music therapies, and meaningful recreational and social programs, residents can find contentment and interest in every day.

A Life Plan Community offers confidence for the future. Residents move into independent living, and while they enjoy the social life, fitness options, educational opportunities, cultural ventures and maintenance-free living, they know all the while they have a plan in place for added care in the years to come. This assurance provides peace of mind for both the seniors and their families.

If you or a loved one is looking for a Life Plan Community in Atlanta, Georgia, Canterbury Court is a welcoming, energetic community with room for residents to thrive. Contact a member of our team to learn more about life on our campus.