What You May Not Know About Assisted Living
Maybe you’ve sensed it.
It’s time for a change.
Perhaps you’re tired of the overwhelming chores of day-to-day home maintenance. Wasn’t this the time of your life that you wanted to dedicate more time to hobbies or activities that you love?
Now imagine an exciting new address. A whole slate of activities. Delicious meals (and you don’t need to cook or do the dishes!).
You may not know that these are all a part of this exciting facet of senior living. In fact, there are a lot of important, interesting facts about it that you’ll find useful.
For example, did you realize that assisted living is a better value than owning your own home, and that it enables you to maintain your independence? It’s a great way to make new friends, engage in stimulating activities, and always have a helping hand available.
But do you have all the facts you need about this type of lifestyle adjustment?
We’ll take a closer look at some of these benefits and some fascinating statistics about senior living in the United States.
Senior Living: By the Numbers
As Americans age, the need for assisted living and skilled nursing will continue to increase. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the aging Baby Boomers will cause a 50 percent increase in the demand for some type of assisted living.
Combine that with the fact that an increase in the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease (which could double by 2050), and you can clearly see why the need has steadily risen.
Around 26 percent of women ages 65 to 74 live alone—with this figure increasing to 39 percent among women who were 75 to 84 and 55 percent for women who are older than 85.
Those who live alone may be at greater risk for falling, or may have difficulty remembering to take their medication.
There are approximately 800,000 Americans who are in assisted living according to the American Health Care Association.
But these are merely numbers.
And they don’t tell the whole story.
The truth is every individual at Coastal Pointe arrives with a series of hopes and dreams for their next adventure in life. We’re proud to be able to help them achieve their goals, and we’re behind them every step of the way.
Assisted Living is Often More Economical Than Home Maintenance
When was the last time you needed a new roof? If you’re due for one, be ready to break out the pocketbook to the tune of thousands of dollars.
While the cost of a new roof will vary depending upon your home and materials, you can expect it to range anywhere from as low as $1,200 to as high as $30,000—with most costing around $5,100.
This isn’t taking into account things like homeowner’s insurance and property taxes—all of which can create considerable expenses.
When you arrive at a community like Coastal Pointe, you can kiss those headaches goodbye.
We provide everything you need, from delicious meals to several interesting activities. (While some of our events have had to be canceled due to COVID-19, we have still found creative and safe ways to keep our residents involved in numerous activities.)
Speaking of activities…
Assisted Living Activities Are Great for Your Brain
While scientists haven’t found a direct correlation yet, there is some evidence that learning new things and participating in stimulating activities can help prevent Alzheimer’s.
Connecting socially may also help improve cognitive function, and a community like Coastal Pointe is the perfect place to find new neighbors, establish friendships and participate in group activities (once it is determined safe to do so).
Some of these activities include:
- Exercise classes
- Arts and crafts
- Board games
- Classic movies
As we mentioned earlier, the safety of our residents is our top priority, which is why we have had to adjust some of our activities to protect them during the pandemic.
Maintain Your Independence
Many are under the mistaken impression that being in one of these communities means they will have to give up their independence.
The opposite is true.
We want our residents to live as independently as safely possible, which is why we provide you with your own space to personalize as you wish. Of course, if you need a helping hand, we’ll always be there.
Many of our residents live independently and have chosen the Coastal Pointe lifestyle to foster new connections, meet new friends, and be free from the hassles of cooking, cleaning and other daily maintenance chores.
Coastal Pointe Is Not Like Other Senior Living Communities
Want to have a cup of coffee or a latte at our Driftwood Coffee Bar? Or maybe you’d prefer to take in a classic movie at the Ocean Cinema?
It’s all here. At one location.
At Coastal Pointe, one of Brunswick County’s newest senior living residences, we have:
- 62 assisted living apartments
- A spa and salon
- Private apartments with kitchenettes
- Delightful, restaurant-style dining
- Delicious meals
- 24-hour supervision
We also have 48 memory care apartments to help those who have Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
At Coastal Pointe, you don’t have a room—you have an address.
Conveniently located by the picturesque seaside town of Shallotte, NC, Coastal Pointe is near shopping, restaurants and a short drive from amazing beaches.
We’d love to welcome you to the neighborhood. We invite you to take a virtual tour to see why Coastal Pointe is one of the most popular communities in Brunswick County.
Hurry and schedule your tour today—our spaces fill quickly.