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The Little Things Matter: Health and Financial Benefits of Living at The Elms
According to a recent study, 52% of people turning age 65 will require some form of long-term care services in their lifetimes. This dry statistic makes it seem like the older you get, the more inevitable it becomes that you will require a dedicated care facility.
We speak with Seniors and families every day about their concerns, fears and hesitations when the time comes to consider joining a Senior living community. We are here to assure you that life at The Elms has many health and financial benefits. Our Senior community is fun, safe, supportive and most of all will make your daily life considerably more comfortable!
There are many misconceptions about the health and wellness benefits of a boutique hotel-style community like The Elms. Here are a few health benefits that you will enjoy as a resident:
Companionship: The Elms is a vibrant and socially active home. There are many weekly events and opportunities to meet other residents and socialize. This includes organized trips, such as foliage and seaside tours and daily local trips around our beautiful community.
Support System (if needed): Help with the little things, such as bathing and dressing. Reminders about the day’s schedule and activities options. If you aren’t able to drive yourself, drivers are available to get you to your appointment on time. If you need help, someone is always there to respond.
Meals & Nutrition: Our award-winning gourmet kitchen staff will delight you with their culinary prowess, catered to your specific dietary needs.
Medication Assistance (if needed): Highly trained, friendly, personable, caring and dedicated nursing staff on call 24 hours a day.
Low Impact Exercise: Feel like getting up and moving around (safely)? We’ve got you covered!
Did you know, the leading cause of senior injuries is falling? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2016 that in a given year about 25 percent of Americans age 65+ fall, and that falling is the leading cause of Senior injury. At The Elms, we can help make sure that your eye-wear prescriptions are up-to-date and all of our hallways are wide and free of obstacles.
Sometimes it’s the little things that matter. The Elms will always go that extra distance to ensure our residents are happy. For example, our drivers Tim and Lou often take residents on their individual errands or appointments and sometimes even pick up items and deliver them straight to your door. That’s boutique…it’s what The Elms is all about and is the personal service residents who live here enjoy.
The Elms and its surroundings are beautiful. The newly redesigned dining room is elegant, light, bright and NEW. Residents are proud to enjoy such surroundings and conversations are energetic and gleeful. Life at The Elms is good!
Sounds great, but how much is all this going to cost us?
We get this question every day. Though it’s difficult to ultimately put a price on the cost of your well being, there are many things you should seriously consider. The Elms Senior Living environment provides for the key pillars of health and wellness and in turn, supports a more favorable financial outcome by managing the risk factors that contribute to decline such as poor nutrition, fall risks and most importantly socialization. This significantly reduces the higher possibility of needing more costly nursing home care. The familiar wisdom of prevention is true in Senior living.
Most Seniors we speak with would like to live in their homes for as long as possible. We would highly recommend that you seriously consider the expenses associated with home ownership, such as:
- Mortgage Payments
- Homeowners Insurance
- Real Estate Taxes
- Home Heating Costs
- Replacement, Maintenance and care of Furnace and Air Conditioning Systems
- Lawn Care (For 10 years, approximately $25,000, according to The-Lawn-Advisor.com)
- Replacement Windows for an average home ($11,000, according to CostVsValue.com)
- Roof Replacement for an average home (Approximately $20,000, according to CostVsValue.com)
Would you like to know a little secret? A recent survey found that 93% of residents in Senior living facilities feel satisfied with the communities they live in. The survey also reported that nearly all residents (99%) say they feel safe in their living communities. We know that change can be intimidating. We help Seniors make the transition into our community home every single day. We would love to show you what life is like here at The Elms.
Come Visit us for our Open House!
When: Saturday, April 20
Parking: 29 Chestnut Street, Westerly RI 02891
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Experience boutique senior living in coastal Rhode Island. Tour our beautiful one bedroom and studio apartments. If you would like to speak directly to one of our friendly and helpful staff to set up a private tour, please call (401) 596-4630.
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