As you get ready for retirement – or if you’re already retired and considering your next steps – one of the things you’ll want to think about is your future living arrangements. Even if you’re a very healthy, active and independent senior, the right senior living option will have benefits today and in the future.
“Today’s senior living options are greatly different than in generations past,” says Doris Lea, Executive Director of Hidden Springs of McKinney. “With communities offering continuums of care from independent living to skilled nursing to late-stage memory care, seniors are able to better find a place that fits the lifestyle they want to live today while providing peace of mind that they will always be cared for no matter what happens to their health.”
There are a plethora of choices available to seniors in the retirement living space. However, if you’re beginning to think about senior living for yourself, starting the search can feel overwhelming.
“Sometimes, your choice ends up coming down to being at the right place at the right time,” says Doris. “While you definitely want to choose a community that just feels ‘right,’ you also want to make sure you’re carefully considering your options and basing your decision on concrete things that will improve your quality of life now and in the future.”
What to Look for in a Senior Living Community
As you begin looking for a place to spend your senior years, you’ll want to choose some features to focus on. There are many to choose from, but we’ve narrowed our list down to the four main tenets of an exceptional senior living community.
While many seniors choose to move to a retirement community to take part in the active and enjoyable lifestyle, the main question residents and families want answered is how will this community meet my/my loved one’s health needs now and in the future? As you age, you will more than likely need additional medical care. Also, depending on your health history, there may come a time when you will require assisted living or skilled nursing services. It’s best to choose a community that meets your needs now but also has options for your future – whether there are services provided on site or if the community has connections and proximity to medical providers nearby.
“Health care encompasses more than just medical care, which is why Hidden Springs of McKinney is focused on overall wellness for our residents,” says Doris. “We are the only community in the area that promotes healthy living with physician-directed wellness programs, as well as increasing levels of assistance and support as it’s required.”
What do you like to do? What are your interests, passions and hobbies? No matter what your perfect lifestyle looks like, you’ll want to choose a retirement community that allows you to enjoy life on your terms. Every community will have a different set of services and amenities, as well as rules for residents to follow. You’ll want to spend some time researching as well as visiting communities in order to find the one that’s the right fit for you.
“At Hidden Springs, we’re all about helping you live well – whatever that looks like for you,” says Doris. “We provide our residents with everything they need to live their very best life possible, such as maintenance-free living, engaging programming, upscale amenities and so much more. This chapter of your life should be a true adventure – and Hidden Springs of McKinney is here to help you create the lifestyle of your dreams.”
Where you live makes a huge difference in how you live. Do you want to live in a community that’s peaceful and bucolic, or do you prefer the hustle and bustle of the big city – or somewhere in-between? Do you want to move to a new state with warm winters and ocean breezes, or would you prefer to stay in a location near your children or grandchildren? The community beyond your retirement community plays a big part in your lifestyle, too. Are there plenty of opportunities to be out and about, enjoying art, culture and entertainment? Are hospitals and health care providers nearby?
“Hidden Springs of McKinney is centrally located for everything our residents need and want,” says Doris. “We’re located on McKinney Ranch Parkway, with easy access to several major transportation corridors and three major medical centers. We’re also located in one of the fastest growing areas of the country – McKinney / Frisco. And there’s world-class shopping, sports, arts and entertainment all within driving distance.”
Of course, as you’re choosing a senior living community, you’ll want one that lines up with your finances. Some seniors may balk at the idea of moving to a community because they may think it will cost more than their current living expenses. However, says Doris, it’s possible that moving to a community may end up being more affordable than your current lifestyle – even if you own your home outright.
“While moving to a senior living community like Hidden Springs requires some up-front costs as well as monthly rent, you have to take into consideration everything you’re receiving for those fees,” she says. “By the time you add up taxes, utilities, maintenance costs, grocery bills and everything else, you may find that paying one flat fee per month is a lot less expensive than doing everything on your own.”
Active Retirement Living for a Healthy Tomorrow
The secret to a life well-lived awaits you at Hidden Springs of McKinney. Envisioned and developed by Madison Marquette, a company with a 25-year track record of investing in vibrant communities and a stellar reputation for developing luxury residences, you’ll discover all the possibilities your retirement brings … as well as the confidence of knowing your future is secure.
Our beautifully appointed, active retirement living community is created for those who expect more out of life. Luxury living, gracious services, resort-quality amenities, engaging programs and stunning apartments in 20 floor plans are just a few of the benefits awaiting you. And with assisted living and memory care services offered on campus, you can retire with complete peace of mind, knowing that if needs change, the care you deserve is right at home.
We invite you to visit Hidden Springs of McKinney and discover The Secret to a Life Well Lived. For more information about our innovative, active senior life community or our beautiful location in McKinney, TX, please contact 972.445.9844