Comparing the Cost of Senior Living Communities

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When beginning your explorations into senior living, you’ll find there’s a lot of information to sift through.

Senior living community: a general term. Continuing Care Retirement Community (also known as a CCRC): a senior living community offering many levels of care. Life Plan Community: a senior living community requiring a substantial entry fee in return for various health care guarantees. These terms might describe the place, but how do you decide which is the best value? From services, amenities and lifestyle perks to dining, wellness and activities, rental CCRCs like Glencroft Center for Modern Aging offer a plan for life at an affordable price without requiring a large entry fee.

Read on to learn more about how the costs of rental senior living compare to a traditional Life Plan contract.

Rental Continuing Care Retirement Communities

CCRCs like Glencroft Center for Modern Aging provide a full continuum of care, wellness programming, and delicious dining options. In contrast with entry fee retirement communities, Glencroft provides all this for a single, all-inclusive monthly rate.

Becoming a resident at a rental CCRC means convenient access to an independent lifestyle, an activities calendar, and an exciting range of amenities. Embrace your new community and enjoy planned group events like concerts, dances, games, dinners and day trips. Participate in water aerobics year-round in our indoor swimming pool, visit the beauty/nail salon and barbershop, or pick up something cute for the grandkids in our mini-market.

Independent seniors at Glencroft can choose from a variety of apartments and patio homes in neighborhoods like The Villas, The Casitas, and The Crossings. Whichever floor plan you choose, your monthly fee includes:

  • All utilities (except telephone, upgraded cable, and upgraded internet)
  • One meal a day
  • Group bus transportation
  • Covered parking
  • Glencroft’s own Channel 4
  • Housekeeping two times per month
  • Activities and use of all facilities
  • Mobile GPS Personal Response System

Beyond the independent living level, you can transition affordably to assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, or long-term care should your needs change. 

Contact us to get an updated rate for the season.

Life Plan or Entry Fee Retirement Communities

At a Life Plan Community, seniors pay a substantial one-time entrance fee plus monthly rates for their residence, services, amenities, and meals. The main difference between this type of community and a rental CCRC is the entrance fee, which can cost seniors upward of $100,000, with some ranging up to $500,000 or more.

At Glencroft, you’ll never pay an entrance fee! We hope this article’s given you an idea of the expected benefits at a rental Continuing Care Retirement Community like Glencroft Center for Modern Aging.

Glencroft: Arizona’s Largest Continuing Care Retirement Community.

Glencroft provides a full range of health care services and amenities in addition to independent living. With unique residences or rooms in assisted living, memory care, and long-term care, we address each resident’s individual care needs with compassion.

Learn more about our Continuing Care Retirement Community today.

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