Life Plan Communities: What are the benefits?

Retirement Community Living vs Senior Housing

A Life Plan Community (also known as a CCRC – Continuing Care Retirement Community) is a retirement community with multiple levels of care within a single location.

So many benefits await those who choose to move into a Life Plan Community like The Glen. The Glen offers every level of care – independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care – all on one campus.

So if and when your needs change, you won’t have to worry about moving to a completely different location off campus – you can simply transition through the levels of care available here at the same address.

Living at a Life Plan Community can also help provide peace of mind for residents and their family members because of the health and wellness services readily available to residents at the com- munity. Living at The Glen, where compassionate staff and friendly neighbors form a supportive community, give residents the opportunity to lead a more active life – without the worry.

According to the 2019 Age Well Study, respondents reported their social, intellectual, physical, and emotional wellness have improved in varying measures since moving to a Life Plan Community. The Glen caters to each area of wellness with the various services and amenities provided – these include CATS: Culture, Arts, Science and Technology series, performing arts presentations, exercise classes, services available in the chapel, and wellness amenities that are available at Redbrook.

Social opportunities abound in a Life Plan Community. At The Glen, a calendar of events is distributed at the beginning of each month to give residents the option to participate in a wide variety of activities and interact with their friends and neighbors. According to the Elder Care Alliance, research has found that social support can play a significant role in overall health as people age.

 Levels of Care

The Glen offers independent living through Redbrook Independent Living at The Glen, which opened in October 2021 with 60 brand new residences on three floors. Redbrook offers the services of staff to change a lightbulb, hang a painting, and assist with technology, among other requests. Residents enjoy the convenience of a hair stylist and a fitness expert steps from their front door. In addition, there is no longer the age-old question of “What are we cooking for dinner?” Redbrook’s dining options offer a wide variety of sumptuous dishes that satisfy the pickiest of palates.

Independent living and assisted living are both available at The Stiles Apartments. Residents can not only make their apartment their home, but also have the benefit of not worrying about maintenance. Assisted Living provides residents the opportunity to receive some assistance and still maintain a sense of independence and quality to their lives. There are multiple opportunities for social engagements.

At The Cottages Assisted Living Memory Care, those who have dementia continue to live in a homelike environment with opportunities to interact with other residents in daily activities and form connections with new friends. Trained staff assist residents with their daily routine and offer support when needed. Activities and events are scheduled to provide engagement and improve cognitive function.

Village Health Care supports community wellness by providing skilled nursing services in a house- hold setting. Residents enjoy the comforts of living in familiar spaces while being provided necessary health care.

The entire community benefits from services offered by our dedicated therapy team. We also have a nurse practitioner and a local physician who are able to make “house calls” to residents on campus in all areas of living.

Interested in touring The Glen? Call (318) 798-3500.

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