Posted: November 10, 2022
Moving is one of life’s most stressful events, regardless of an individual’s age or life situation. For older adults, moving can affect physical, mental, and emotional well-being and add confusion and stress to their later years. Disrupted routines and the hassle of packing and unpacking all of one’s personal belongings—and possibly downsizing—are just a few factors contributing to the enormous amount of effort that goes into a major move.
For seniors who are moving out of their long-time homes to take up residence in independent living communities, these normal stressors are often compounded by feelings of sadness and apprehension. They may also wonder if the move is just temporary or if they will need to move again to obtain additional levels of care as they grow older.
The good news is that it is possible to move to independent living and have your new home adjust to meet your needs as they change—so all you’ll have to do is move once. Casey’s Pond, beautifully located at the foot of a majestic mountain range in Steamboat Springs, offers older adults several options as they settle into the next chapter of their lives.
Casey’s Pond offers residents dually certified apartments. This means that a person can move into an apartment as an independent living resident—and stay here, even if their needs change. Residents can add assisted living services to their apartment, so they do not have to move. Not all of the apartments at Casey’s Pond are set up to be dually certified, so there is limited availability. Older adults interested in this arrangement—truly moving just once!—should reach out sooner rather than later as there is a waiting list for these apartments.
There are two primary ways for residents to begin enjoying life at Casey’s Pond: the Choice plan and the Advantage plan.
This option offers a flexible, month-to-month type rental. Residents pay a small, one-time community fee then pay monthly. Residents who take advantage of this plan have access to all services and amenities—including higher levels of care as needed for the prevailing market rate. There are two distinct neighborhoods under this plan: efficiency apartments with a kitchenette and larger luxury apartments with more space and fully equipped kitchens. Because of the flexibility of this plan, it is the more expensive option of the two.
With the Advantage plan, new residents pay a one-time refundable entrance fee and ongoing monthly fees, choosing from three different types of contracts. The initial entrance fee means residents can feel secure, knowing they are guaranteed they can stay in place for the rest of their lives—even if they outlive their financial assets and need additional health care. One receives discounted monthly fees in all levels of living, with the largest savings in Independent living. One has priority access to higher levels of living.
Keep in mind that as a non-profit senior living community, our financial decisions are mission driven. Any profit realized by the community is reinvested into the community to benefit the residents.
Because Casey’s Pond is the only full continuing retirement community within about a 150-mile radius, it is a community that adapts to meet the needs of area seniors. Most residents have lived in the mountain community for years and wish to stay or want to move here to be close to family in the area. The community takes pride in offering many different options so people who want to live in stunning Steamboat Springs are able to do so.