4 Myths and Truths about Senior Living

When you think of senior living, what comes to mind? For some people, they envision a “nursing home” environment focused on healthcare needs and almost nothing to do. Thankfully, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While all senior living communities may possess the core elements of nursing homes and deliver the full continuum of care that nursing homes can offer, not all nursing homes possess the full range of options available at a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).

Living at a CCRC or a Life Care Community such as Ventana means living in luxury and comfort as you age. It means having a residence maintained by the community where you live—a community filled with friendly, like-minded neighbors who are active and eager to foster a positive, healthy lifestyle for all. It means benefitting from amenities and services that make each day exciting, fulfilling and fresh. It also means having a full continuum of care available to you or your partner, should your health needs change.

Keep reading to learn 4 myths and truths about senior living communities.

Myth: I’m too young to move to a place like that.

Truth: Life Plan communities encourage an active, vibrant lifestyle during your retirement years.

The time to move here is when you can enjoy the lifestyle and amenities to the fullest. Without the burdens of home ownership and upkeep, senior living community residents, like Members at Ventana, have the freedom to join in on the wide range of programs and amenities offered. Many of them still work. All of them are active. From a pet park and game rooms to Dallas-area excursions and more, there’s always something to do at the community.

Myth: Those places are too expensive.

Truth: Senior living communities are more affordable than you may think.

It’s actually possible to save money by moving to Ventana. With the benefit of lifelong healthcare provided under your monthly fee, along with meals, utilities, housekeeping and many other services, the cost of living at Ventana is, in many cases, lower than that of remaining in a house. Plus, with Life Care at Ventana, Members receive the finest care available at costs well below market rates.

Myth: We’re not ready to stop doing the things we love.

Truth: Here, you actually have more time to do what you enjoy.

If anything, you’ll be more active than ever at our Life Plan community. At Ventana, you’ll be free from chores like home and yard maintenance, freeing up your time to do even more of what you love. Ventana Members are unanimously delighted with the lifestyle improvements they experience. They are able to continue their rich work and social lives while enjoying warm companionship and a stimulating spectrum of activities in the heart of Park Cities.

Myth: All retirement communities are the same.

Truth: There are many different types of senior living communities – it all depends on what you’re interested in.

Your home should feel unique to you, and at Ventana, it will be exactly that. Services, programs, cuisine and accommodations are on another level here at Ventana. Thanks to our relationship with Chef Stephan Pyles, every meal at Ventana is restaurant-caliber. Our residential spaces and amenities are comparable to the finest hotels and condominiums. Our proprietary fitness program, VentanaFit, is powered by Cooper Aerobics, and our education and entertainment programs are world-class. Ventana empowers you to take advantage of filling your time by doing more of what you love, learning new hobbies, and exploring all that Dallas has to offer.

Discover the Benefits of Senior Living at Ventana by Buckner

Ventana by Buckner believes that these years of your life should be spent living comfortably and doing what you love the most. So instead of letting go, you’ll be gaining more freedom, convenience and comfort.

As a full-service Life Plan community serving Dallas/Fort Worth, Ventana offers a premier senior lifestyle and encourages Members to take an active role in planning for the rest of their lives. If you’re searching for a senior living community, Ventana offers fabulous features and amenities, a luxury lifestyle and countless health and wellness services – all at an incredible value you won’t find anywhere else!

If you’d like to schedule an information session, apply for residence or simply ask some questions to our team, don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’re always available to assist in researching and evaluating your options. You can also click on this link to schedule your personal tour of our community.