What Are the Benefits of a Life Plan Community?

Two senior women embracing together in swimming indoor pool
Two senior women embracing together in swimming indoor pool

Among the many options for senior living accommodations, the most all-inclusive is the Life Plan Community. These senior living communities offer numerous lifestyle benefits, care services and on-site amenities to make residents’ lives convenient and worry-free.

Read on to learn more about the benefits of a Life Plan Community like The Oaks at Bartlett.

What’s a Life Plan Community?

A Life Plan Community is a full-service senior living community that offers independent living and a continuum of care just in case health needs change as residents age. What differentiates a Life Plan Community from a stand-alone senior living option are the fee structure and priority access to long-term care.

At a Life Plan Community, you move in while still independent and pay a one-time entrance fee plus monthly fees. In exchange, the community provides a vibrant independent lifestyle AND priority access to on-site care at a prearranged discounted rate if you ever need it.

In contrast, stand-alone senior living options offer no assurance of care when you need it, so you may need to move somewhere else in a hurry. If care is available, you have to pay full market rates, which can be financially overwhelming. When you compare stand-alone senior living options to Life Plan Communities, you see Life Plan Communities present a secure plan that removes worry for you and your whole family.

A Day in the Life at a Life Plan Community

Life Plan Communities offer you, the independent senior, a way to free yourself from daily household chores, bills and responsibilities, meaning you can live every day to the fullest. You might explore new hobbies, find fun ways to stay fit, or connect with the surrounding town. In Bartlett, this is something we love.

Most Life Plan Communities will give you the choice of an apartment or a cottage when you move in at the independent level. At The Oaks at Bartlett, there are more than 160 apartment and cottage units for the independent senior, making you part of a strong, supportive community.

One of the most popular reasons for choosing a Life Plan Community is that future care is planned for. Should you ever need it, dedicated care teams will shepherd your short-term and long-term skilled nursing journey. The Oaks also provides assisted living, memory care, and other higher levels of support.

Plan for Your Life at The Oaks at Bartlett

At The Oaks at Bartlett, we offer an entrance fee contract, which appeals to seniors seeking a fulfilling independent lifestyle today with a cost-saving plan to secure future care.

With our contract, you pay a one-time entrance fee and know that additional care – should you need it – is available to you at below-market rates. It also includes flexible dining options (1 meal each day in a restaurant-style dining room), private apartment or cottage residence (depending on care level), community events, scheduled activities, and fitness and wellness programming.

The services you can expect at The Oaks include:

  • Weekly scheduled housekeeping
  • Weekly scheduled laundering of flat linens
  • Maintenance of all residences, major appliances and common areas
  • Landscaping and grounds maintenance
  • Complimentary scheduled transportation
  • 24-hour emergency system
  • All utilities paid (except telephone and internet)

These community perks are complemented by a wide array of amenities. This includes a modern fitness center, indoor swimming pool, computer lab, library, Beauty Salon, bar and lounge, game room, arts and crafts studio, and a convenient on-campus Mini Mart for treats and sundries.

There’s also a chapel for services, prayer and quiet reflection on site. The Oaks welcomes all.

The Oaks at Bartlett: Good People. Real Community.

As a Life Plan Community, we offer independent living and a full continuum of care. This includes assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and respite care.

Interested in learning more about The Oaks in beautiful Bartlett, IL? Read a few resident testimonials and then get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Meet The Oaks at Bartlett. A senior living community that’s big enough to offer abundant amenities, yet small enough that everyone knows your name. Here on our beautiful 44-acre campus, you’ll find good people and a real sense of community, with a team focused on what matters to you. We have deep roots in the community, yet we are always continuing to grow, change and reach for the sky.