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What is a Life Plan Community?
A Life Plan Community or full-service retirement community offers the privacy of your own residence, the companionship of community life, convenient services and amenities, a full calendar of activities and the freedom to live to your potential. A special benefit is having access to health services, which can include skilled nursing care, a wellness clinic, assisted living residences, physical therapy, and more.
How does Life Plan Community living differ from other senior living options, like an active adult community or assisted living?
Active adult communities are geared for the youngest seniors, offering single-family homes or condominiums plus community amenities such as a pool, clubhouse, and perhaps a golf course. While the grounds keeping and general maintenance (lawn mowing, snow removal, etc.) are taken care of, residents are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of their own homes and driveways. Life Plan Communities offer a unique mix of housing, hospitality, social opportunity, and healthcare, if needed. Residents live independently in private apartments or freestanding homes. At the same time, they benefit from a range of services and amenities that make life easier, such as restaurant-style meals and weekly housekeeping. A professional staff takes care of all interior and exterior maintenance. Assisted living is ideal for those who require a helping hand with activities of daily living or household tasks but do not need ‘round the clock medical care. Life Plan Communities offer access to assisted living, personal care services, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation as part of their care spectrum.
How will life at a Springpoint Life Plan Community differ from living in my present home?
When you make your home at a Springpoint community, you will live each day just as you wish, spending time with friends, family, hobbies, vacations, and more. The difference is you will not have household chores and responsibilities to weigh you down or take up your time. You will feel more relaxed and more secure. We will provide housekeeping, dining, full maintenance inside and out, grounds keeping, and more. The chores and responsibilities will be ours. The choices and freedom will be yours.
Will I be able to custom-decorate and personalize my residence to reflect my own tastes?
You may furnish and decorate your residence as you like. Your move-in coordinator will assist you in carpet selection, wallpaper or paint choices, and any modifications you might wish to make, such as additional shelving. Additional amenities will be available for a fee.
Can I have overnight guests?
Your new home is yours to enjoy. Your guests—children, grandchildren, friends, and relatives—will always be welcome to visit. They will be able to have meals with you in the dining room for a minimal charge and share in the enjoyment of your new community. Guest apartments are also available for your overnight visitors, for a nominal fee.
How will I know which residence to select?
You’ll choose from a variety of one- and two-bedroom floor plans and some Springpoint Life Plan Communities also offer two-bedroom cottage or villa homes. The sales counselors in each community is dedicated to helping you select the home that best meets your needs. When you visit, we’ll provide you with our current contract options, price information, individual floor plans, and more to help you make your decision.
I’m interested. What’s the next step?
The best way to learn about our communities is to experience them firsthand and meet our residents. Come to one of our events or contact the Life Plan Communities that pique your interest. Schedule a personal visit, share our hospitality and get answers to your questions. There’s never any pressure or obligations.
What are the costs?
You will pay a one-time entrance fee, based on the size of the residence, contract type and single or double occupancy. To provide flexibility in your financial decisions, we offer both Traditional and Refundable entrance fee options. The Refundable entrance fee is a great option if you wish to leave funds to your estate or if you may consider moving again at some point in the future, since a portion of your initial payment is returned. The Traditional entrance fee is ideal if you wish to pay a lower upfront amount and is an excellent choice if you’ve already planned for your estate.
Along with the entrance fee, there will be a monthly service fee, which will cover a multitude of unique conveniences and services that would cost much more if you were to purchase them separately.
How do I know I can afford it?
Considering all that Springpoint Life Plan Communities offer, it isn’t surprising that people sometimes wonder if they can afford it. You should know that Springpoint sales counselors work with each prospective resident. We want to make sure you are not just financially qualified, but financially comfortable for the rest of your life.
Each Springpoint community offers a menu of pricing and healthcare options to ensure that you will find a contract type that fits your financial plan. These include tradition and refundable options as well as Lifecare option. Lifecare is our most comprehensive plan, with access to all services and amenities plus the assurance of knowing that healthcare needs have been planned for in advance. With Lifecare, our complete offering of high-quality health services—from skilled nursing to rehabilitation—is available at a fee similar to what you would pay in your Independent Living residence.
In what ways does the Springpoint Foundation benefit residents?
For decades, the Springpoint Foundation has been making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families through our resident and community partnership programs.
Through generous donations, the Foundation has created a Resident Financial Assistance fund that ensures that qualified Life Plan Community residents who outlive their resources through no fault of their own won’t have to leave our community. We’re proud of the fact that we’ve never had to turn away a resident who could no longer afford to stay with us.
The Foundation also oversee other core resident and partnership programs:
- Spiritual Care: providing spiritual and educational resources for our Life Plan Community residents honoring all faith traditions through a vibrant chaplaincy program
- Tomorrow’s Leaders: providing hands-on internship experience for the next generation
- Affordable Housing initiatives: providing stocked emergency food pantries, literacy programs, emergency preparedness training, transportation services, and health and wellness services, including our Community Cares program
What is the advantage of choosing a Springpoint community?
Springpoint is the Mid-Atlantic’s leading senior care organization, with 29 communities throughout New Jersey and an over 100-year history of experience and success. What this means for residents is a financially strong, stable organization with a healthy future.