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Frequently Questions About Retirement Living

Frequently asked questions about retirement living.

What is a Life Plan Community?

A Life Plan Community or retirement living community is a retirement lifestyle that offers its residents a wide variety of housing and health care options. As an independent living resident, you live in your own comfortable apartment home or villa. We offer a beautifully landscaped community free from the worries of:

  • Maintenance
  • Repairs
  • Snow removal

Residents enjoy delicious chef-prepared meals in the community’s dining venues, or can cook their own meals in personal, fully equipped kitchens.

You’re guaranteed access to a wide variety of on-campus health care options, such as

  • Short-term rehabilitation and therapy services
  • Assisted living
  • Memory care
  • Skilled nursing
How does a Life Plan Community differ from other types of senior living such as active adult communities or assisted living?

A Life Plan Community offers a worry-free lifestyle with a wide variety of housing and long-term health care options. Active Adult Communities offer homes or condominiums on a community campus typically equipped with amenities such as:

  • A clubhouse
  • Swimming pool
  • Community-generated activities

The Active Adult Community maintains the grounds, but you’re in control of the upkeep of your home. If your personal health needs change and no options are available within the community, you would likely need to move. Assisted Living communities provide help with every day needs, such as:

  • Bathing
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Shopping
  • Medication management

If an individual needs limited assistance every day, but not constant nursing care, assisted living is a good choice.

How do I choose an apartment or villa?

We’re here to help. If you’d like to explore our wide selection of apartment and villa floor plans, we have samples available for you to view right here on our website. Or you can call us at 1-866-754-5952 or fill out our contact form to request a personal appointment to tour Laurel Circle and see available and recently renovated residences in person. We’re more than happy to assist you in finding the residence that’s just right for you.

Can I have overnight guests?

Guests are always welcome to stay in your apartment or villa. We also offer guest apartments that can be reserved for visiting friends or family.

Can I custom-decorate my apartment or villa?

Yes! Your apartment or villa at Laurel Circle is your home and can be decorated to reflect your personal taste and style. A move-in coordinator will be provided to guide you through the customization process.

Can I bring my pet to live with me at Laurel Circle?

Absolutely! Your furry friend is a part of your family and welcomed by the Laurel Circle community. Contact us for more information.

What happens if I run out of money?

If you encounter financial stress through no fault of your own, you will be able to apply for financial aid. Laurel Circle is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization and has never asked anyone to leave due to the inability to pay.

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