Choosing the Perfect Retirement Community

Choosing a forever home can come with a lot of hard choices to make. “Retirement communities” aren’t what they used to be, and there are so many great options. It’s important to understand the decision-making process to ensure that you’re picking the right home for you

Choosing the right residence

So many different types of residences are offered by retirement communities. Some communities are strictly apartment-style. Some offer garden homes with a yard and a garage. Others, like Carlyle Place, offer a combination of residence styles. When you’re deciding on the type of home you want, consider all your requirements:

  • Will you be living alone, or are you making the move with a partner?
  • Do you have frequent visitors?
  • Does a large space overwhelm you?

A lot of our residents find themselves downsizing from a large home to a one- or two-bedroom apartment. Dealing with a large space can be overwhelming, so our one-bedroom apartments are a perfect fit. We also have an option for those who are choosing to continue an active, independent life while remaining in their current homes under our Carlyle Place at Home program. This is a great option for those who want to secure future care but aren’t quite ready to move. No matter which type of residence you prefer, at Carlyle Place, there’s a home that’s just right for you.

Deciding on a lifestyle choice

Being a senior doesn’t mean being forced to sit around all day. Carlyle Place is home to many active adults who lead invigorating lifestyles. Having the ability to connect with like adults, continue a lifetime of learning and simply have an enjoyable, social day-to-day are all major factors many consider when choosing a new home. It’s important to understand the lifestyle of the community before making a permanent decision.

For active adults, independent living can come with a slew of amenities that provide them with many opportunities to reach their active and social goals. Decide which amenities are important for you:

  • Do you want the option of on-campus fitness and wellness opportunities?
  • Are you interested in cultural and community events?
  • Are you an outdoor person, and do you have an interest in green spaces?
  • Do you want a community that can help you with tasks, like home maintenance, trash removal, banking or postal service and housekeeping?

When you’re touring communities, make sure to ask the leasing team about the lifestyle and amenity options. At Carlyle Place, our residents have accessibility to all the listed options, plus much more.

Keep your health needs in mind

Growing in age can mean that your health needs grow. You want to consider this while looking for a community. The most important factor is finding one that will prioritize providing you with the best care no matter what your health circumstances are. Carlyle Place is a LifeCare community, which pretty much means we’ve got your back if your health needs ever change. This eliminates worries about unpredictable health issues or future costs and gives much-needed peace of mind. 

For those with elevated health needs, we offer personal care, memory care and short- and long-term nursing care. Ask yourself these important questions about a community’s healthcare options:

  • Will this community adjust with me as my health needs change?
  • Does it offer rehabilitation if I’ve had an injury or serious surgery?
  • What will my cost-of-care look like if I need health services?
  • What does this community’s health accreditation look like? Is it high-quality care?

Carlyle Place is happy to be one of only 17% of retirement communities in the U.S. to earn the distinct honor of CARF International accreditation. This shows that the care you receive at Carlyle Place far exceeds the vast majority of retirement communities. Our skilled nurses are highly dedicated to the health of our residents, and we have the acknowledgments to show for it.

It’s time to make Carlyle Place home

There are a lot of good options to choose from, but Carlyle Place is an excellent one. Misconceptions about senior living and retirement communities can make some hesitant to seek information, but our advisors are excited to share with you just how good your future with us could be. No matter what your requirements for a senior living community are, Carlyle Place has the criteria to surpass all of your needs.

If you have any additional questions and want to learn more about Carlyle Place, call one of our advisors for help getting answers now.

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