Retirement Centers

Services – Retirement

You’ve worked hard your entire life. Now, in retirement, you can travel, enjoy extra family time, get reacquainted with old friends, develop new hobbies, and pursue those dreams you set aside time for. Retirement living is about what you want. After decades of structuring each day around a job, it’s finally time to think about you.

Century Park, an affiliate of Life Care Centers of America, has been thinking about you for a long time. Over 40 independent and assisted living communities in 19 states were created with the unique needs and preferences of retirees in mind. We started with a beautiful, peaceful environment, added a great mix of activity options, brought in expertly trained chefs to prepare superb meals, and topped off the entire package with a deluxe blend of amenities including , game rooms, Internet cafes, indoor swimming pools, putting greens, croquet courts, luxurious sitting rooms and more.

For constant peace of mind and the ultimate in relaxation, Century Park assisted living facilities feature state-of-the-art security and an emergency call system available around the clock. We take care of interior and exterior maintenance, landscaping, laundry, transportation, even routine haircuts and styling for you. In short, we work hard making sure that you and your loved ones don’t.

Gorgeous surroundings. Limitless opportunities. Fantastic experiences. It’s retirement living at its best … everything you’ve worked for your whole life. At Century Park, we build our dream homes—for you.

For more information about Century Park, please visit www.centurypa.com

Services – Retirement – How to Choose

Making a life-changing decision is never easy, but the following guidelines can help you select the retirement center best suited to your needs.

Determine your needs

  • Discuss the extent of services you desire. Many Century Park retirement centers have several different service plans to choose from. These plans range from complete independence, with no housekeeping assistance or meals provided, to medium-level plans that include light housekeeping and one meal a day, to high-level plans that offer full housekeeping, three meals a day and room service. You and your family should decide which plan would best fit your lifestyle and personality.
  • Obtain a list of retirement centers in your area from your doctor, a social worker or case manager. You can also get recommendations from friends, neighbors and your church or temple.

Ask the right questions

  • Call the retirement communities on your list and schedule a tour with the directors of marketing. During the tour, evaluate each director’s helpfulness and friendliness as he or she responds to your questions. Some suggested questions are:

    • What is the cost to live in this community?
    • What services and amenities does this price include?
    • What are the apartment floor plans I can choose from?
    • Are there different service plans I can choose from?

    • Are there planned activities?
    • Is transportation available?
    • Can I bring my car?
    • What is the cost for an additional person to live in the apartment with me?
    • Does this community allow pets in the apartments?
    • How often are housekeeping services performed?
    • How many meals are served a day?

  • Talk to the residents of the community. If you do not know any of them personally, ask the director of marketing for names and numbers or ask to attend a resident council meeting to understand more about the community.
  • Consult with ministers who visit the center on a regular basis.
  • Find out what health care services are available, such as home care, assisted living and skilled nursing care.

Services – Retirement – FAQs

At Life Care, our goal is to provide the information you need to make educated decisions about retirement communities, nursing homes, and elderly care in general. If you can’t find the information you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Will I lease the apartment or buy it?

All Century Park retirement apartments are rented on a month-to-month lease (with residents having the option to renew or cancel their lease each month). If another level of care becomes necessary, Century Park retirement residents have priority placement in Century Park assisted living facilities or Life Care nursing centers. Another option offered by some providers is the endowment or buy-in program where a large sum of money is paid up front, and placement is guaranteed in appropriate facilities for the rest of the resident’s life with discounted fees.

What happens if I have an emergency situation?

All Century Park retirement apartments are equipped with an emergency call system, which is monitored by on-site staff 24 hours a day. Additionally, all facilities are equipped with smoke detectors and fire sprinkler systems.

What options are there regarding apartment sizes?

Most Century Park retirement communities offer studio apartments as well as one and two-bedroom units. Three-bedroom units are also available at some Century Park retirement communities. Most are unfurnished in order for residents to decorate as they please; however, some communities offer a few furnished units. At a minimum, all apartments include a kitchenette with a refrigerator and a microwave oven.

Services – Retirement – Move-in Info

Although move-in procedures vary from community to community, general move-in guidelines are listed below. Most Century Park community apartments are unfurnished, allowing each resident to express his or her individuality.

Please feel free to measure the new apartment when you make plans for placement of furniture and belongings.

Communities provide transportation for shopping, sightseeing, banking, recreational activities and medical appointments. Residents are encouraged to arrange for transportation in advance. Most communities also have parking garages available for residents who wish to bring their own cars.

Enrichment activities are provided for residents every day. Calendars of activities are posted in the activity room and are available to each resident on a monthly basis.

Leases are signed on a monthly basis, and a 30-day notice is required before moving out.

Services – Retirement – Service & Amenities

Basic services include:

  • Weekly housekeeping service, including washing of flat linens

  • Scheduled transportation to medical facilities, shopping centers, banks and other destinations
  • Interior and exterior maintenance of the apartment, including appliances, lawns, landscaping and pest control
  • Emergency pull cords that connect every apartment with a staff member day and night
  • Beauty and barber services (available for a small fee)

Basic amenities include:

  • On-site laundry facilities
  • On-site convenience store
  • Beautifully landscaped courtyards
  • Library
  • Chapel

  • Cable-ready television hook-up
  • Daily activities including exercise classes, religious services and community outings