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Affordable Senior Housing Can Also Be Luxurious

When you’re weighing a move to a senior living community, it’s only natural to want to thoroughly examine the costs. After all, one of the big myths about senior living in Johnson County is that it’s only attainable for the very wealthy. In reality, a luxury senior living community such as Mission Chateau is within reach of many and offers a better return on investment than you might know – especially when you add in all the perks that are included in your monthly fee.

What is Independent Living – And What’s In It For Me?

If you’re an older adult seeking an active lifestyle, it’s very likely that independent living at a luxury retirement community would be a great fit for you. Why? It’s the perfect way to bring the best things in life, like resort-style amenities, great food and the company of close friends, all to your doorstep. You’ll have the best of both worlds – your own private apartment, complete with the creature comforts you expect, but free from the everyday hassles of living in your current home. And when you choose a community where you pay month to month (as opposed to a community with a large entry fee), you’ll keep the financial freedom you’ve earned.

Compare Independent Living to the Cost of Living at Home

Not convinced? Let’s take a closer look at the costs – because the cost of living in your current home can add up quickly.

Do you have your home mortgage paid off? Even if you do, that doesn’t mean living at home is free. You’re still paying a lot for the essentials – like utilities, insurance, taxes, overall property maintenance, appliance repair and other types of home upkeep. You also pay for groceries (or delivery – we don’t judge), landscaping and possibly even housekeeping.

The cost of keeping everything in your current home in safe, working condition can be quite steep, particularly for older adults who may need to hire a professional for certain tasks around the home. How much do you pay for snow removal or tree trimming? Or the occasional expenses, such as furnace repair, plumbing or roofing? How about home security?

A Few Perks of Luxury Senior Living

Your monthly fee at a senior living community can cover a lot of things – including some delicious, gourmet-level dining. Imagine it – instead of fussing over what’s for dinner, you simply get dressed, come to the dining room and choose from a plethora of options. You can eat a different delectable meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner, every single day – and having dining so close by makes it easy to eat with friends.

That same fee generally covers all utilities, repairs, gas, trash and outdoor maintenance, too. No more pulling out the stepladder to replace a light bulb. No more wrenching under the sink. (At Mission Chateau, we even replace items such as appliances at no additional cost.) And best of all, interiors and exteriors alike will always look lovely, clean and pristine.

Owning and maintaining a car is another expense you may not consider. Scheduled transportation is complimentary at most luxury senior living communities. That means you can save on automotive expenses, including the purchase price of your vehicle, car repair, gas, oil changes and insurance. There’s no need to worry about driving in inclement weather – just let the driver do all the work.

Of course, we can’t tell you exactly what it would cost for you to stay or move. Crunch the numbers and you’ll have a better understanding of what it really costs to live at home.

The True Value of Mission Chateau Living

Mission Chateau offers a world of everyday opportunities all included in your monthly fee. Within our luxurious Prairie Village setting, there’s a huge variety of activities to enjoy and people to meet. From movie nights and art classes to live entertainment and educational speakers, you’re sure to find something to enjoy – and thanks to the ease of maintenance-free living, you’ll have time to do it all.

That’s without even mentioning the amenities. Love to eat? Try our dining room that’s fit for foodies. If you need a quick trim or a whole new do, you’ll find it at our beauty salon. For the fitness fanatic, you’ll love our yoga studio. We’ve got the floor plan to fit your life and the luxurious amenities to help you enjoy it.

It’s important to do your homework and crunch the numbers when you start comparing lifestyle options. Don’t forget to add in the cost of future health care when you calculate your homeownership cost – we’re proud to offer assisted living and memory care services to support you, no matter what comes next.

It would be our pleasure to help calculate your costs for the future. Call 913-490-7100 to schedule a personal consultation today.