Understanding the Value of Senior Housing

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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Similar to buying a new car or a new house, senior housing is an investment for you or your loved one. While retirement costs shouldn’t break the bank, it’s essential to understand the value of what you or your loved one are paying for.

You have likely heard the saying, “you get what you pay for.” This phrase is typically said when referencing an item or service that had less than ideal results. Experiences like using a mechanic with the lowest rates just to have your car break down two days later, or buying a cheaper version of the latest technology trend, only to have it stop working after a week. While most of us have a similar story in our past, one area where you don’t want to cut corners financially is retirement, and more importantly, senior care services.

Franklin Park Senior Living aims to make a difference in the lives of our residents and their families. We have created senior living communities in San Antonio, Texas, and the surrounding areas that promote overall healthy living for older adults. That’s why we believe it’s essential to understand the value of senior housing so you and your family can get the senior living experience you deserve.

Undervalued or Fewer Staff Members, Lower Quality of Care

As a potential resident to a community, you may not consider the wellbeing of the staff, but it’s important when considering the quality of care a community is promising. As with any job, employees who feel appreciated and satisfied at work will perform their responsibilities better. And, at a senior living community, this can translate to a better experience for residents and their families. 

At Franklin Park Senior Living, we are dedicated to creating a workplace where every employee has a sense of belonging. We offer competitive benefits packages and strive to ensure our employees feel fulfilled in their job roles.

On the other hand, senior living communities that boast lower fees likely have fewer staff members. While this may seem like it would provide a more “close-knit” experience, it could also result in a caregiver being unavailable in the case of an emergency. You or your loved one want to ensure that the senior living community you choose is always appropriately staffed to match the number of residents, especially when dealing with assisted living or memory care services.

What’s Included in the Cost?

Sometimes less isn’t always more. When considering the fee(s) of a senior living community, it’s important to understand what that fee includes. For some communities, it may just be basic needs – housing, dining, and you or your loved one’s specified level of care (i.e., assisted living, memory care, etc.). 

Franklin Park Senior Living provides a variety of services and amenities to our residents. Our senior housing goes beyond worry-free living; we also host multiple events and activities that promote senior health and wellness. In addition, our communities proudly offer:

  • Upscale dining areas
  • Business amenities
  • Transportation services
  • On-site shopping
  • Security features

All of our Franklin Park communities provide an active and engaging lifestyle for those looking to get the most out of their senior living experience!

What Do You Want Out of Retirement?

When it comes to senior housing, most communities will offer the same levels of care and services. While some of these communities may have a more appealing price point at first glance, they likely overlook the experiences and details that can make a retirement community “wow” its residents. 

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Franklin Park Senior Living is passionate about senior care and providing the highest level of care to our residents. We also understand the importance of delivering an unparalleled retirement experience. Our communities are designed to embody the experience that a high-end resort offers through beautiful landscapes, elegant architecture, and inviting atmospheres.

Furthermore, all of our communities are located in the San Antonio and Austin, Texas, areas surrounded by entertainment, culture, and additional dining options! 

When it comes to choosing senior housing, you or your loved one need to decide what type of retirement you want to experience while ensuring the appropriate level of senior care. Every day, Franklin Park encourages our residents to embark on new adventures, expand horizons, and create meaningful experiences. We invite you to learn more about the Franklin Park lifestyle by finding a community near you and scheduling a visit!

 

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