Getting Started with Senior Living: A Personalized Approach to Finding the Best Fit
Even once you decide that senior living is the best option for you or your loved one, there are still plenty of details to work out. Each family has unique circumstances making it hard to know what type of care, what type of community and what payment options will truly fit your needs. That’s why we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to our families. Here’s the personalized approach that you can expect when considering senior living with us.
We Start with Understanding
This is an emotional time and we want to be your soft place to land. There’s no reason for the process to add additional confusion and stress, so we’re here to help each step of the way. You can also count on us to look at each situation with kind, compassionate eyes.
When you come in for a tour at Richfield, we’ll sit down with your family to understand your needs, answer your questions and talk through how you may have planned for senior living. From there we’ll help you narrow down the type of care that fits you or your loved one best as we offer independent living, assisted living and memory care on our campus.
Once we learn more about your specific needs and wants, we can share the life enriching amenities you or your loved one will benefit from most whether its housekeeping and maintenance, elegant dining and common areas, activity rooms, a library with business center, outdoor recreation areas, scheduled outings, engaging programs and activities that support aging well or all of the above.
You’ll also learn about additional benefits of life at Richfield including Davita Dialysis on site as well as our Wellness Center that features a 2,500-square-foot gym as well as a salt-water therapy pool, individual wellness coaching, yoga and exercise classes.
Thinking through Finances
This is often one of the biggest worries for families. How will we pay for this? What many families don’t realize is that there are a number of potential funding options which can help you pay for senior living. We can help you there too by connecting you with a representative from our Financial Department to determine the possibilities based on what you may qualify for as well the best approach for your budget.
The Benefit of Not-for-Profit Senior Living
Another thing that may surprise you is that not all senior living communities are owned by hospitals, medical entities or large corporations. There are also not-for-profit senior living communities like Richfield which offers you some distinct benefits.
First, the investment made for you or your loved one to live here goes right back into the community, not into shareholders’ pockets. This gives you peace of mind that our profits go toward improving our care, programs and services. You can also rest assured that we are committed to being a good steward of each family’s investment.
Next, while we offer multiple levels of care similar to a CCRC, we feature a rental model which means there’s no buy-in fee and you’re not locked into a long-term contract. The added benefit is that you get many of the same perks of the buy-in option but have more financial flexibility and retain complete control of you or your loved one’s assets.
Last, but certainly not least, is that being a not-for-profit senior living community means that we aren’t beholden to any outside entities so we can write our own story as to how we honor each resident’s financial commitment. That’s a benefit that often makes the biggest difference for our families.
It’s our goal to help you make the best decision for your family. We firmly believe a personalized approach is the only way to find that fit. That’s why, regardless of where you get started with senior living, it’s with a community that takes the time to understand your needs and supports your family throughout the entire process.
Learn more in our Dollars and Sense Financial Guide to Senior Living, or contact Richfield today to schedule a virtual tour.