Why You Should Choose a Life Plan Community for Retirement

May 15, 2023

If you’re exploring your senior living options in Utah, you’ve surely realized there are a lot of new terms to learn. One of the biggest concepts you’ll run across is “Life Plan Community” (sometimes referred to as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC). This post will help demystify what a Life Plan Community is and how it might be a great choice for your retirement.


Life Plan Communities

Let’s start with the basics. What is a Life Plan Community? It’s a type of retirement community that offers independent living and one or more levels of residential long-term care, usually all on the same campus. If a Life Plan Community says they offer a “full continuum of care,” that would include independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Some communities also offer home care.


By paying an upfront entrance deposit  and ongoing monthly fees, you’ll enjoy a maintenance-free residence, resort-style amenities and services, unique dining venues specializing in healthy and delicious meals, and a full calendar of programs and activities. The main benefit of a Life Plan Community is that you’ll have priority access to a continuum of on-site senior care, such as assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, should you ever need it. And you won’t have to move to take advantage of these care options.


Benefits of Life Plan Retirement Communities

Now that you know what a Life Plan Community is, let’s take a closer look at the many reasons this type of retirement community can enhance your life and why it might be the right choice for you or your loved one.


1. Resort-style Amenities & Services

A Life Plan Community offers a wide assortment of amenities and services designed to enhance your life and ensure that the only thing you must do is whatever you choose to do. Dining options are designed to meet nutritional needs while rivaling some of the best dining venues around.


2. Full Calendar of Activities

You’ll never be bored at a Life Plan Community. Sure, you can unplug and unwind in the quiet solitude of your residence, but if you’re looking for something to do, you’ll find an array of options waiting for you right outside your door. Most Life Plan Communities offer life-enriching activities, regularly scheduled fitness classes, arts and crafts classes, and special-interest groups and clubs.


3. Comprehensive Wellness Programs

Healthy living comes naturally at Life Plan Communities. Your wellness is center stage. You’ll find easy ways to stay fit through fun group fitness classes, nutritious meal options, and activities designed to keep your mind, body, and spirit active and engaged.


4. Financial Security

Another benefit of Life Plan Communities is the predictability and financial security they offer. Your monthly fees cover most of your living expenses in a single, convenient payment. And if your needs change, you’ll have priority access to higher levels of care and can transition seamlessly with little or no change in the costs you pay. All without having to move.


5. Peace of Mind

Because  Life Plan Communities offer these higher levels of care right on campus, you can rest easy. You won’t have to move. You won’t have to worry about financial insecurity. And you won’t have to find care elsewhere.


Learn More About Summit Vista, Utah’s First Life Plan Community

If you’re in Utah or looking to move to our beautiful state, there’s currently only one option for Life Plan Communities. That’s Summit Vista. As the first in the state, we know the spotlight is on us to deliver a retirement experience unlike any other. And that’s exactly what we offer.


We provide more than just a high-quality apartment home in an inviting community. Our goal is to help you successfully write your next chapters by providing an amazing retirement experience with the freedom to actively pursue the passions you crave in life. If you’d like to learn more about why a Life Plan Community might be right for you, or if you’re interested in touring our beautiful community, we’d love to talk.