March 24, 2020
“Peace of mind” can mean different things to different people. If you’re a senior adult what does it mean to you? Does it mean knowing that you don’t have to deal with the tasks and trials of homeownership anymore? Does it mean knowing that you’re in a place where you don’t have to worry about mobility as you get older? Or does it mean living in a place where you know that you’ll always have a home … no matter what happens physically, mentally or financially?
“The biggest benefit of a Life Plan Community is the peace of mind it offers our residents and their family members,” says Vicki Ullery, Marketing and Community Relations Director of Royal Oaks, an established Life Plan Community in Sun City, AZ. “The last thing you or your family want to worry about is where you will live and how you will get the care you need if your health needs change. At a Life Plan Community like Royal Oaks, you can rest easy, because all levels of living are provided on-campus.”
Moving into a senior living community can be a tough decision, says Vicki, because you want to make sure you’re choosing a home that works for your lifestyle now as well as your lifestyle later. “You don’t want to choose a community that works fine for you right now but will force you to move to another place if you end up needing additional services,” she says. “Likewise, you don’t want to move to a place that will work when you need more care than you currently do – because that type of community won’t be able to provide you with the retirement lifestyle you’re looking for now.”
That ability to flex between care now and care later is one of the biggest benefits of moving to a Life Plan Community like Royal Oaks. “Royal Oaks is the only full Life Plan Community in the Sun City area.” says Vicki. “We’re a nonprofit community that offers a full continuum of senior living services to older adults, from independent living residences to assisted living, memory support and long-term, complete supportive living. Best of all, our residents never have to worry about having to move out if, due to circumstances beyond their control, they can no longer pay the monthly fee. At Royal Oaks, we’re here to be your home for life, and we have a financial assistance program in place to help our residents in this situation – ensuring they will always have a home here.”
“Security” is the first word that comes to mind when our residents tell us why they chose Royal Oaks as their home. It’s a very freeing feeling to know that, no matter what, you will be taken care of for life. Think of it – you’ll never have to worry about whether or not your community will be able to care for you if your needs change. You’ll never be asked to leave if your finances run out and you can no longer afford the monthly payment. Every level of living – from independent to assisted, memory support and long-term, complete supportive living – is available here, at “home.” And the entrance fee you pay when you join our community ensures that you will receive whatever care you need, whenever it’s needed.
2. You don’t have to worry about being able to afford care.
Let’s face it – health care costs can get pretty steep. And as we get older, those health care costs only go up. Even if you don’t end up requiring assisted living or memory care, the risk of developing things like heart disease, diabetes and other ailments increases the longer we live. It’s expected that most of us living today will require some form of assistance in our elderly years – and that comes at a cost. But at a Life Plan Community like Royal Oaks, that reality doesn’t have to carry a hefty price tag. Since we’re a Type A Life Plan Community/CCRC, residents can receive the higher levels of care without ever having a monthly fee increase.
3. You have everything you need to age well.
“Aging well” means maintaining optimal health as we get older. This means doing things like eating a nutritious diet, getting enough exercise, having enjoyable activities to do and staying on top of physical issues. All of us want to do things, but it can become more difficult to do that when we’re older and can’t get out of the house as much. Enter the lifestyle at Royal Oaks. People who are socially active, intellectually stimulated, incorporate fitness at a comfortable level, take a proactive approach to wellness, and eat nutritious meals live long – and best of all, live an active and independent lifestyle for longer. So we take care of all the details. Nutritious and delicious dining. Wellness and fitness programs. Countless social programs and activities. Maintenance, housekeeping and laundry. Transportation to health care providers and shopping. We take care of you so you can focus on what’s important – living the best retirement lifestyle possible.
4. You don’t have to worry about increasing monthly prices.
We’ve mentioned “price” several times in this list – that’s because we can’t explain enough how important this is to peace of mind while living at Royal Oaks. While you will pay a monthly fee during your residency here (and it may slightly increase over time due to inflation), you will never have to worry about significant increases, no matter how much or how little care you need.
5. You have everything you need to live the retirement lifestyle you deserve.
Royal Oaks prides itself on having a service-rich environment because you’ve earned it. Dine whenever you wish thanks to our flexible dining plan with choices ranging from casual bistros to elegant, maître de-hosted venues. Get out and about whenever you’d like – our scheduled transportation service will shuttle you to medical visits, shopping, entertainment and more. Our full-time activities coordinators arrange events, trips, concerts, ballgames and soirées to all kinds of interesting places. The Learning Tree – a resident-run, lifelong learning program – keeps residents buzzing on subjects from politics to painting… It’s everything you could want – and everything you deserve.
For more information about our Life Plan Community, or to set up a tour of Royal Oaks and experience our lifestyle for yourself, please contact us at 623-377-7663.
If you love the idea of living in a community that sees the world a little differently – welcome home to Royal Oaks. Come discover the extraordinary when you reach beyond the familiar. You’ll have the time of your life in our Life Plan Community, exploring the almost endless possibilities. Conveniently located near Phoenix in Sun City, Arizona, our upscale senior living community is an oasis of 50+ lush acres featuring a myriad of plants, trees and rose gardens. We are a nonprofit community that offers a full continuum of senior living services and care to older adults, from independent living residences to assisted living, memory support, and complete supportive living (nursing care). Continual improvements to the campus have resulted in state-of-the-art communal and private areas. Our main building bustles like Grand Central Station, complete with all the amenities of a small city.
With state-of-the-art technology, beautiful residences and engaging programs and amenities, Royal Oaks was designed with a focus on the future and all its potential. We invite you to visit our vibrant retirement community near Phoenix and get a taste for the good life. Call 623-377-7663 today to schedule a personal tour.