4 Things to Look for in a Luxury Assisted Living Community
When you’re looking for luxury assisted living near you in Brunswick County, you should remember that there are 4 factors to consider when making your decision. These include the location, fees and pricing, services, and that intangible something special we’ll just call the “resident experience.”
We’ve outlined the things you should consider when looking at luxury assisted living communities and if assisted living is more expensive than independent living. We’ll also give you contact information where you can get more of the vital information you need to make the decision that’s right for you.
1. Location, Location, Location
That’s the adage for real estate, and it also serves for luxury assisted living. Where is the facility located? Is it near medical centers? What about shopping? Are there interesting places where you’d like to go on an excursion? (Remember that often, your visiting guests from out-of-town may ask if there are things to do in your community.)
Coastal Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care is centered in the quaint coastal town of Shallotte in Brunswick County, just a short drive from the beautiful beaches of Oak Island, Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach.
2. Fees and Pricing
Many assisted living communities will “nickel and dime” you all the time. That extra cup of coffee in the afternoon? Expect to see it reflected in your monthly bill. You want to have a place with upfront pricing with no assisted living surprise fees.
At Coastal Pointe, we’ve implemented flat fee pricing—the price you’re quoted is what you pay. Period. That means you can feel free to have an additional cup of Joe every now and then.
3. Assisted Living Services
First, a luxury assisted living community should respect your right to being as independent as possible. It should always allow you freedom to do as much as you can safely manage. However, when you do need help, you need to be sure that there are top-quality services there to help you.
At Coastal Pointe, we offer:
- Assistance with bathing, dressing and everyday personal tasks
- Laundry services
- Free maintenance services
- Delicious meals in our dining room
- Private and semi-private rooms
- A spa and salon
- A cinema
- A coffee bar
4. That “Something Special”
We know, that sounds somewhat vague, but it’s extremely important for you to determine what matters most to you and be sure that your luxury assisted living community has it.
This may be any number of things, from friendly staff to a busy activity schedule to just a sense of peace that you get from being in the community. You should feel like you’re at home.
At Coastal Pointe, one of the newest luxury assisted living facilities in Brunswick County, we have implemented a “Main Street” décor that gives you a sense of being in your hometown. That’s why we believe that our residents shouldn’t merely have a room. They should have an address.
Is Assisted Living More Expensive Than Independent Living?
You may be asking the wrong question.
Assisted living and independent living are two completely different options, each one with a different array of services and benefits.
Typically, because independent living doesn’t include senior care, or supervised assistance for everyday tasks, it is less expensive than assisted living. However, it also offers fewer services than assisted living.
What Is the Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living?
Most independent living communities focus more on amenities and lifestyle—they may have spas or pools and be on a large campus composed of separate apartments or homes. Seniors are expected to perform the tasks of daily living, such as bathing, getting dressed and other activities, on their own.
In addition, most independent living facilities don’t offer regular medical care.
What Additional Services Are Included in Assisted Living?
In assisted living, medical care is often provided, and residents are given help in managing everyday tasks that they are unable to perform. While independence is encouraged, assisted living communities recognize that there is a greater need to have medical personnel available to help.
In addition, assisted living communities such as Coastal Pointe offer vital memory care services for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Through these secured units, residents are supervised in a stimulating yet safe environment by employees who have received extensive training in helping those with cognitive issues.
Coastal Pointe also provides a partnership with a community pharmacy to aid in medication management.
Coastal Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care Meets All Your Luxury Assisted Living Requirements
Want to catch a classic movie? Head on down to the Ocean Cinema. Want to participate in an exercise class specifically designed for you? We can accommodate you. Ready to learn a new hobby? We’re sure you’ll make a lot of new friends in the process.
We realize that there’s much more to assisted living than a place to stay. We believe it should also be a place to call home, which is why we have gone above and beyond to provide the best in luxury assisted living in Brunswick County.
Read more about how to transition to your new address at Coastal Pointe (We’ve compiled this handy checklist for you.)
Ready for a virtual tour? Contact us today.