This is the eighth post in Peconic Landing’s community educational series about retirement. View the other posts HERE.
We are hearing the phrase long-term care more often in recent times as baby boomers begin the arduous task of financing healthcare for the future. With so many insurance options, it’s easy for unique alternatives such as Lifecare to be overlooked.
About 70 percent of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. And while one-third of today’s 65-year-olds may never need long-term care support, about 20 percent will need it for longer than five years.
With these type of statistics, some say it’s a roll of the dice when deciding the type and extent of coverage worth securing — but there is an option available that covers it all: Lifecare.
A relatively new concept in New York State, Lifecare communities offer multiple levels of care, including independent living, assisted and skilled nursing care in one place. Peconic Landing, one of just 12 Lifecare communities located in New York, will soon offer state-of-the-art memory care as well.
Lifecare communities cover their members’ long-term care needs throughout the aging process, making it possible to move effortlessly from one level of care to another at no additional cost. No matter the level of care, members still enjoy living amongst family and friends while enjoying the lifestyle they are accustomed to.
At Peconic Landing, members are given all the tools they need to live independently as long as possible, reinforced by easy access to nutrition, fitness, and social wellness activities in a resort-style setting.
Peconic Landing’s Lifecare policy covers a range of services designed to meet personal needs beyond medical care, assisting with the basic tasks of everyday life whether it be transportation, house cleaning or property maintenance.
“Our goal is to keep members living independently in the comfort of their own homes,” said Robert J. Syron, President and CEO of Peconic Landing. “While our members are focusing on their physical and emotional well-being, our team is working hard to provide them with the active, engaging lifestyle proven to keep seniors healthier, longer.”
Should members need to elevate to a higher level of care, our healthcare experts work with the family to make the transition as easy as possible, as the move to access award-winning care is simply a hallway away.
Peconic Landing is located in Greenport on the North Fork of Long Island. Nestled beside the Long Island Sound, this shorefront community is undergoing a $44 million expansion to offer additional Lifecare services. To learn more about Lifecare visit http://peconiclanding.com/lifecare/ or call (631) 477-3800.
Be sure to visit us next month for the next post in Peconic Landing’s community education series about retirement: How young is too young?