Executive Insights: Why Choose Life Care?
By Rick Pruett, Executive Director, Ventana by Buckner
One of the conversations I have most with people considering Ventana by Buckner is about the decision to live in a Life Care community. It is a big decision that requires a lot of thought from both an emotional and practical perspective. In those conversations, I’ve found that members choose Life Care for five main reasons that I’d like to share with you.
Communities like Ventana give members the opportunity to feel at home without the burden of home ownership. Many of us love the freedom that comes with home ownership, and we work towards it for most of our lives. But there is a point in life when it becomes something we don’t want to be burdened by in the future. As I’ve said before, I look forward to members being in community where they can forge new relationships and maximize their potential for living a fulfilled life.
The next reason is Care. This is usually the most challenging aspect to think about when planning for the future. No one can predict their future healthcare needs, which is why our members love the continuum of care that Ventana offers. Members can seamlessly transition from one level of care to the next without leaving the community that they call home. Having taken care of my own father through his health challenges, I know firsthand how important this is. Even more important is that as a member of a Life Care community, your place is guaranteed, and at significant savings compared to the general public.
As someone who values family as a top priority in my own life, I know that family plays a big part in any decision you make for your future. At Ventana, you have the ability to stay just steps away from your partner even if you require different levels of care. This lowers the burden on adult children and extended family as well.
Sometimes one of the biggest concerns people have about Life Care is the impact it will have on their financial security—something everyone can relate to. The Life Care contract at Ventana assures cost containment to help protect your financial legacy. And with a 90% refundable entrance deposit, the cost of your healthcare doesn’t have to come at the expense of your estate.
Most Life Care communities offer various amenities and services to enrich the lives of members while supporting their wellbeing. Contrary to what you may think, the best time to consider moving to a Life Care community is when you are able to physically take advantage of the lifestyle choices available, including fitness centers, theaters and a wide range of programs.
Even with all of this information, we understand how challenging it can be to make the decision to choose Life Care. That is why we hold regular events to discuss The Promise and Power of Life Care. Please feel free to reach out for more information or sign up for an upcoming session. We look forward to being a part of your Life Care decision.