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At Christian Horizons we live life on purpose and empower older adults in mind, body and spirit through faith-led services including incredible life plan campuses, stand-alone communities and intuitive home-based offerings throughout the Midwest. We understand the decision to move to a retirement living community comes with a lot of questions. Our experts have helped thousands of families through the process and are here to support you with personalized answers. For any additional questions, contact us today.

How do I know if senior living is right for me or my loved one?

Making the decision to move to a senior living or retirement living community can be complicated. Beyond the logistics of a move, there are emotions to consider, care decisions to make and often, multiple voices to be heard. If you’re wondering if senior living is right for you or a loved one, we suggest starting with taking a look at you or your loved one’s current lifestyle and whether it’s helping or hindering.

We believe seniors should thrive in their later years. That might mean a move to a home where maintenance and yard work are included as well as safety and security features. Or, that might mean daily healthcare support with chronic conditions or memory loss. Our communities not only offer care options but vital social connection – a key element to thriving in mind, body and spirit.

Our experts are here to walk you through every step of the process, from understanding when it might be time for a move to working through the finances, and helping you have the conversation with your loved ones.

What is the difference between the care levels?

We know it’s confusing. Senior living terms vary by organization, community and even state regulations. We’re here to simplify the process for you and your family. At Christian Horizons, we offer a variety of care levels to fit varying healthcare and lifestyle needs.

Independent Living—Maintenance-free apartments and garden townhomes designed for active older adults without in-home medical needs. Sometimes referred to as 55+ or retirement living.

Housing with Services—Independent older adult living with light health-related assistance and some supportive services included in monthly fees.

Assisted Living—Full assisted support with daily activities included in monthly fees.

Supportive Living—Affordable senior living and licensed 65+ housing program for older adults who qualify. Services available to support residents with activities of daily living.

Long-Term Healthcare—Around-the-clock nursing support for those suffering from chronic conditions. This type of care is traditionally called nursing home support.

GracePoint Short-Term Rehabilitation—Expert care and short-term therapy support following a surgery or injury.

Memory Support—Expert support for those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia through Pathway Memory Support® and other individualized programs. Our Pathway Memory Support program responds to the experience of dementia by embracing contemporary best-practices along with enhanced associate training, creative approaches to care, and a focus on family and friend engagement.

Life Plan Campus—Life plan campuses and communities, sometimes called continuing care retirement communities or CCRCs, offer multiple levels of care all on one campus. Many of Christian Horizons’ life plan campuses offer independent living, assisted living, memory support, long-term healthcare and short-term rehabilitation. The benefit of these campuses is that if you or your loved one’s needs change, additional care is available right on campus.

Who pays for senior living?

When exploring senior living and retirement communities, costs can vary depending on services offered, amenities, care options and more. Paying for senior living also varies by community and care level. To plan for you or your loved one’s retirement living, explore your assets. Your assets—the value of your house, retirement savings, long-term care insurance, pensions and government program benefits like Social Security or VA—can all be added to your financial baseline. Other government assistance, such as income-based living environments and Medicare benefits can be used for certain times of communities and care levels.

Our Christian Horizons experts have helped thousands of families explore the financial aspects of senior living and can help guide you through the process.

Are senior living communities safe from illnesses, like COVID-19 and others?

The health, wellbeing and safety of residents, clients, guests and associates are our highest priority. The Christian Horizons’ approach to COVID-19 and other viruses includes complete infection control practices, investment in personal protective equipment (PPE), associate vaccination standards, swift identification practices and more. Learn more about our commitment to safety.

 

Faith-Led and Person First

We are proud to be part of Christian Horizons, a faith-led, person-first organization.
The needs of those we serve are always at the forefront and instead of answering to shareholders, our profits are reinvested directly into our campus and services for improved programming, continued renovations, upkeep, fair wages for associates and peace of mind that we’ll always do the right thing for those we serve.

We serve people of all faiths and denominations with innovative and intuitive offerings that empower older adults in mind, body and spirit.

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