What Happens if Your Health Needs Change?

Creating your ideal retirement lifestyle takes planning, but the challenge is that you have to do a lot of this planning without knowing what the future holds. You can make educated guesses based on your current health and lifestyle choices, but it’s hard to know the type of support you might need – until that time comes. 

Choosing to retire in a life plan community can help ease the stress that comes with the uncertainty. At Uplands Village, in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee, we understand that your health needs can change over time, but we can help.

What is a Life Plan Community?

According to AARP, “continuing care retirement communities, also known as CCRCs or life plan communities, are a long-term care option for older people who want to stay in the same place through different phases of the aging process.”

Simply stated, a life plan community is a community that offers a full range of care and supportive services, allowing residents to age in place. As a person’s needs change, they can continue to get the quality care and assistance they need in a community where they have built relationships and made their home. 

At Uplands Village, we offer:

  • Independent living
  • Assisted living
  • Memory care
  • Long-term care
  • Short-term rehabilitation

“Someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care services and supports in their remaining years (longtermcare.gov).” If you want to plan for yourself, a life plan community allows you to design your retirement, create a sense of security for yourself and your family, and empower yourself to continue living the life you love.

Benefits of Choosing a Life Plan Community

A Continuum of Care

As we age, our health and care needs can change. Whether this change is in mobility or the diagnosis of a chronic condition, a life plan community provides access to additional levels of care and support to accommodate these changing circumstances.

For example, an individual could own and move into a house at Uplands Village and benefit from the independent living lifestyle we offer. As time goes on, however, they may find that they need additional support with the activities of daily living. When this happens, they have convenient access to transitioning into our assisted living lifestyle option.

From there, they can have peace of mind knowing that higher levels of care are available should their health needs continue to change.

No Need to Move Several Times

Another benefit of choosing a life plan community is that you do not have to move to a different community every time your health needs change. Even though you may move out of your independent living house and into an assisted living space, you will still be on the same campus.

Unlike other senior living communities that only offer one or two levels of care, Uplands Village residents don’t have to start over at a new community. Instead, they simply transition into a different area of our community but can remain active in our community initiatives, groups, and amenities. 

Peace of Mind for You and Your Family

By choosing to live in a life plan community, you do not have to worry about the future. You and your family members can have peace of mind knowing that whatever your health needs are, you will have access to the right level of care for you.

This peace of mind allows you to fully enjoy your retirement years and spend your time however you choose.

Discover Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill

We offer a full continuum of care that enables residents to age safely in place. Our care options are designed to help our residents maintain as much of their independence as possible while receiving the right level of care and support to help them thrive. 

In addition to this, our 500-acre campus provides endless opportunities for our residents to lead active and purposeful lives, including an on-site fitness center, tennis courts, community gardens and trails, and more.

When you choose Uplands Village, you do not need to worry about what will happen if your health needs change over time. Instead, you can focus on spending your time how you wish and living life with purpose. 

To learn more about our care services and what our life plan community has to offer, visit our website or contact a member of our team.