If you are considering moving into a retirement community in Florida, you may be wondering if it’s actually worth it. The answer to this, of course, depends on the individual in question, as well as which retirement community they’re looking at, in particular. For the most part, retirement communities are a great deal because they combine all of the separate costs you would ordinarily have to deal with in a traditional home in one all-inclusive price.
Additionally, there are so many incredible amenities offered in some retirement communities, you’re getting far more than you had in your own home. Last but not least, of course, is the fact that Florida is one of the premier United States spots in which to retire. The weather is incredible, there are numerous national parks and historic sites to enjoy, the ocean or gulf is nearby, outdoor activities abound, shopping and dining opportunities are endless… The list goes on and on.
Let’s look at independent living in Florida.
Independent Living – What Is It?
If you are considering an independent living community in Florida, it’s important you realize you will be caring for yourself. Therefore, it is crucial your health is in good condition. You should seek support from an assisted living community if you need special help with daily activities like cleaning, cooking, bathing, etc. Fortunately, there are any number of assisted living situations (in addition to memory care communities) in Florida as well.
There will be a medical care team in an independent living community in case of emergency, however.
Do a Comparison
The best way for you to figure out whether or not a retirement community is worth the cost is to do a comparison. Make a list of all the expenses you currently have with owning your own home. Remember to include things like property taxes, utility bills (water/gas/electric), the cost of food, cable/Internet, money spent on transportation (gasoline/car insurance/car maintenance) – absolutely everything.
You’ll need to add all of those up and compare them to the cost of a retirement community. Remember, as well, all of the perks that come along with some of today’s premier retirement communities. This can include housekeeping, maintenance, laundry, indoor or outdoor pools, beautifully manicured grounds, exercise equipment/programs, regularly scheduled activities/events, concierge/transportation services, beauty shops/barber shops, and much, much more.
For some, the cost of a retirement community is not only worth it but offers a far better quality of life than they were experiencing when they owned their own home.
Our Florida Retirement Community Run Circles around Others
When you compare our Florida retirement community to others, we think you’ll agree that the resort style amenities, various programs, caring professionals, and more single us out as one of the best. From our Celebrations Activities and Events program to our chef-prepared meals, monthly activities and more, there’s always something to do and someone to enjoy it with. Before you decide on any other Florida retirement community, check us out.
If you have any inquiries regarding sales and leasing, please phone us at 813-358-1747. All other questions can be referred to at 813-642-0860. You can also fill out our convenient online form to open the lines of communication. The best way to experience all we have to offer, however, is to schedule a tour.
Please contact us today – we look forward to meeting you.