The facts don’t lie: people are living longer and want to live out their lives at home. In fact, 83 to 85 percent of seniors have indicated that they would prefer to live at home. Senior Choice at Home is the only program of its kind in Florida to bring the full continuum of services and conveniences that one typically would find in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and deliver them right where seniors already have chosen to live: their very own homes. And these services are now available right here in Southwest Florida.
Southwest Floridians either have retired here, or purchased a home here years ago, and made the decision that this is where they want to live. Senior Choice at Home fulfills that need that so many seniors and their families have wanted: it relieves the burden of care from a spouse or adult child, and it eliminates the need for going to an assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility, all while providing extraordinary healthcare in the home should the need arise.
Think of it as a CCRC at home. This membership program is an investment in the future for your long-term care, knowing that when you may need it, your services will be provided through a comprehensive program of continuing care services right at home. Senior Choice at Home acknowledges that people want to live at home, and has developed a superior program to assist people successfully age in place.
Geri Spaeth, Executive Director of Senior Choice at Home, recently announced the opening of the company’s Bonita Springs office this March.
“Our Bonita office will allow so many to see how Senior Choice at Home can benefit them – how it’s so vastly different from anything they may have considered in the past as they plan for their future healthcare needs. We’re excited about the opportunity to educate seniors about another choice they have and how we can help them successfully age in place with our program.”
How is Senior Choice at Home Different?
Senior Choice at Home is a unique program designed to assist seniors live a robust life in their homes as they age.
“It’s an innovative program licensed by the Office of Insurance Regulators as a Continuing Care at Home Community (CCAH), and it speaks directly to the population of seniors who have chosen their homes and see that home as the natural place to live and age,” Spaeth explains.
“It helps if you think of our program as a CCRC without walls, and in your own home instead,” Spaeth said, “Members can rest assured knowing that they retain their independence in their own homes. They have all the conveniences available to them whenever they may need them. After a member qualifies, he or she has a personal care coordinator available 24 hours a day to help with any healthcare need.”
This membership-based program helps seniors preserve their lifestyle in the home they love, surrounded by neighbors and friends. At the same time, the program helps protect their assets because members already have chosen to join before a crisis – far too often, healthcare decisions must be made during a crisis, which can result in limited choices. Senior Choice at Home allows a senior to be proactive and plan for the future – not be reactive to a situation.
Our members have chosen the compendium of services, allowing them to remain in their homes and have the security of knowing they will have all of their healthcare needs available to them at home,” said Spaeth, “They also understand that by being members of Senior Choice at Home, they have helped protect themselves and their families from the uncertainties of the increasing costs of healthcare.”
Senior Choice at Home is fully backed by Gulf Coast Village, a 25-year-old CCRC in Cape Coral that offers an array of healthcare services, wellness programs, and lifestyle amenities and activities. The community offers independent living, assisted living, specialized memory care, five-star skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation services, home health and home care. Gulf Coast Village is a member of Volunteers of America, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1896 whose mission is to uplift all and to positively impact the lives of older adults.
Senior Choice at Home is located in North Bay Village, across from Bonita Bay, at 26381 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 114, Bonita Springs, FL, 34134. The organization regularly holds seminars throughout the community to help educate seniors about this exciting option. To learn more about Senior Choice at Home or to sign up for a seminar, please call 239.362.9153. Online at www.SeniorChoiceAtHome.com.