King Farm Blog
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
What is a continuing care retirement community?
Retirement today is a very different concept from what it was a generation or two ago. Retirement used to be thought of as a time to relax and take it easy, but now, it’s often viewed as a new beginning. Retirees are younger, healthier and sharper than ever, and retirement is about keeping busy, staying active and living life on your own terms. People are living longer than they did in your grandparents’ day—a fact that has driven huge changes in retirees’ expectations and needs.
Today’s retirees have more choices when it comes to retirement living, and many are looking for a place where they can live in comfortable, safe and secure surroundings, make new friends, stay healthy and fit, explore new ideas, participate in a variety of artistic, educational and cultural activities, discover new passions and even continue to work or start new businesses. At Ingleside at King Farm, we call it engaged living.
Many people find that Continuing Care Retirement Communities, also known as CCRCs and Life Plan Communities, are well suited to their retirement living expectations. A Continuing Care Retirement Community is a tiered approach to retirement living, offering independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing. Residents can remain as active as possible and maintain the social connections and intellectual stimulation that are so vital to well-being and happiness all while having the security of five star rated health services on site.
As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Ingleside at King Farm provides access to all of the programs and amenities you could desire, plus assisted living and comprehensive care including rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory care should your needs change.
As a member of Ingleside at King Farm, you can choose your perfect residence from a menu of sizes and designs ranging from spacious studios to three-bedroom independent living apartment homes. If you require some help with daily functions now or in the future, you can choose to move to a generously sized, one- or two-bedroom assisted living suite, where trained, experienced and compassionate staff assists you, so that you can continue to enjoy life at the peak of your abilities. If you have short-term medical challenges or chronic conditions that need more medical intervention and monitoring, Ingleside at King Farm’s highly rated and accredited skilled nursing program provides around-the-clock care. Having these services available to you as your needs change enables you to “age in place,” maintain your relationships and friendships, and continue to participate in life-enriching activities.
At Ingleside at King Farm, you’ll find everything you need to continue an active, engaged, independent lifestyle, from restaurant-style dining options to state-of-the-art fitness facilities and programs, classes, lectures, social gatherings and outings to nearby venues.
More and more, the term Continuing Care Retirement Community is being supplanted by the term Life Plan Community. That’s fitting, because it better describes how the retirement years really are a time for reinventing your life. Today’s retirees want to get the most out of every minute. Ingleside at King Farm encourages participation and engagement by providing multiple opportunities to grow, learn and maintain excellent health, along with the peace of mind of knowing that your future needs will be met.
As retirement changes, Ingleside at King Farm is planning for the future. Our upcoming Gardenside addition will offer even more choices for discerning people 62 or better who want sophisticated and elegant residences and top-notch services and amenities. The innovative Center for Healthy Living will expand the already extensive options our members have for health and wellness, social, intellectual and spiritual activities. Reservations are being accepted now for residences in this outstanding addition, which is projected to open in late 2019 or early 2020.
If you would like to learn more about this unique community, please call us at 240-205-7085, plan on joining us for one of our upcoming special events, or request more information here.