One common misconception is that retirement communities only suit those who require long-term care. It is one of the reasons why many aged adults do not even entertain the idea of transitioning to such communities until much later in life, which may result in them missing out on all that independent living has to offer.
An Introduction to Independent Living
Independent living is a living option specially designed for active aged individuals who do not require assistance with daily tasks or extensive medical care but wish to live and thrive in a community with other like-minded individuals, with plenty of opportunities to make new friends and learn lifelong skills. Some communities also offer different living options alongside independent living, like assisted living, memory care, and specialized nursing.
Independent living communities offer an active lifestyle and freedom from the hassles of home maintenance. The amenities and services available are conceptualized for the comfort and convenience of residents. Housekeeping and laundry services, dining, transportation, and security are typically offered. Common amenities include dining rooms, beauty salons and barbershops, fitness centers, swimming pools, crafts rooms, and entertainment areas. Residents can choose from programs and recreational activities that stimulate the body, mind, and soul, including specialized fitness classes, spiritual services, and educational classes.
Why Choose Independent Living?
- Freedom and Independence
Residents no longer have to bother with inconvenient chores like housekeeping, yard work, cooking, or doing the dishes. They have plenty of leisure time to explore and pursue hobbies.
- An Active Lifestyle
Residents often realize how little things they were able to accomplish while still living in their homes. The abundance of opportunities and possibilities enables them to live life to the fullest and keep themselves occupied.
- Accessible Care
You don’t know whether your health or that of your loved one, will change, no matter how healthy you are at present. Moving into a community with various living options gives you priority access to quality care, should your care requirements change. Making the decision to move early has benefited residents with unprecedented health conditions.
- Thriving Social Life
Social isolation is detrimental to one’s physical and mental well-being. Independent living residents have access to a variety of social options, ranging from casual gatherings with friends to hobby clubs, trips, and parties.
What Are the Costs?
Prices vary depending on criteria such as your city, the size of your home, the number of residents, and whether or not there is an entry charge. The National Investment Center states that the average monthly price for independent living is about $3,200, but fees can range from $1,500 to $5,000 or more. You may have concerns regarding the cost of our community programs in Lewisville, TX. We do, however, make it easier to finance the carefree lifestyle we provide. Your rent at Discovery Village At Castle Hills stays the same for the first three years of residence, and you will be given an annual lease. There are no long-term obligations or buy-ins upon arrival at our community.
Embark on Independent Living with Discovery Village At Castle Hills
If you want to find out more about our independent living options at Discovery Village At Castle Hills, contact us and we can schedule a tour and answer any questions you might have about our residential retirement programs.