Some seniors choose to take a “wait and see” approach to future health care. In reality, that’s really a “fingers crossed” approach. It only takes an accident, illness, or injury to change everything overnight. In fact, 7 out of 10 seniors will require long-term care at some point in their lives.
Add to that the fact that care might not be so easy to come by in the future:
Shortage of care options: According to a recent report, most senior care facilities have over 90% occupancy at all times. If you need care, you might not have a choice about where you receive it.
Rising cost: The average cost of private room skilled nursing care in the Phoenix area now tops $8,000 per month–and is projected to top $11,000/month within 10 years.
Considering these challenges, it makes sense to have a plan in place for future care. One example is the LifeCare plan at Sierra Winds. You pay a one-time entrance fee and a predictable monthly fee for access to unlimited care for life–all within the familiar surroundings of your community, close to friends and neighbors. Importantly, if you require higher levels of care, there’s virtually no increase in the monthly fee.
Onsite care at Sierra Winds
Completely redesigned and updated in 2017, the Sierra Winds Health Center features all the latest innovations for quality, comfortable skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation services. As an example of this progressive design, the Health Center features two resident neighborhoods–each with its own café that serves cooked-to-order meals 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Awarded for providing the highest standards of care, the Sierra Winds Health Center has an excellent “A” quality performance rating and a 5-Star Medicare rating. It is available to residents of Sierra Winds on a priority basis, as well as to people living in Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, and other surrounding cities.
Sierra Winds residents also appreciate the Health Center’s Post Observation Stay services–bridging the gap between hospital and home. Many people reserve their Post Observation Stay in advance of scheduled surgery, offering peace of mind for a smooth recovery.
In-patient rehab at Sierra Winds
Recognizing that patients want to regain strength, mobility, and skills so they can return home in the shortest time possible, the Rehabilitation Center at Sierra Winds focuses on individualized care plans. Licensed, geriatric-trained therapists provide one-on-one physical, occupational, speech, and other therapies. Sierra Winds residents have priority access to the Rehab Center, which is also available to people living in the surrounding area.
A smart plan for you and your family
Sierra Winds residents often comment that choosing LifeCare now is like giving a gift to their children. It eliminates the need for adult children to make decisions about care in the future–often when there’s an immediate need following an illness or injury. Plus, there’s the confidence knowing that healthcare needs will be met without worry about the potential for enormous expenses if long-term care is ever required.
For more information about Sierra Winds and the LifeCare concept, call (623) 977-0807 to schedule a tour and complimentary lunch in the Sierra Bistro.