Live More, Worry Less: Planning Ahead for Your Ideal Retirement

The senior living market has experienced some wonderful innovations over the past several years. Now more than ever, residents are truly able to enjoy their later years – participating in activities and an active lifestyle to improve their quality of life. Maintenance-free living means more time to LIVE, and less time spent worrying about what might happen in the future. Now more than ever, communities are taking the guess work out of “what-if” by providing residents with a full continuum of care to meet them at their current phase of life. “Life plan communities are residential campuses that provide a continuum of care from independent living to assisted living to nursing care all in one location,” explained Thomas Perregaux, Executive Director of South Bay at Mount Pleasant, a Life Plan retirement community. “Independent living at South Bay allows you the freedom to spend your days enjoying social gatherings, strolling the beautiful grounds, playing cards, relaxing with friends, reading, enjoying the salon or focusing on fitness.”

The luxury apartments at South Bay provide a maintenance-free lifestyle and include all utilities (excluding telephone), television and internet services, housekeeping, scheduled transportation, three full service restaurants, planned activities, social gatherings, an emergency medical response system, and 24-hour concierge services.

Residents of South Bay love the variety of living choices, and now there is even more to choose from with our new Garden Flat apartment homes scheduled to open 2021. Featuring beautiful lake views, these luxury residences feature floor plans with upwards of 2000 sq. feet.

South Bay at Mount Pleasant offers independent retirement living residences and onsite assisted living, memory care, rehab and skilled nursing residences located within Shem Creek Health Center. “If you find you can no longer get out of bed on your own or you need help getting dressed or showering, the transition from one level of care to another is seamless,” said Tom Perregaux. “This allows independent living residents who need additional care to remain in the same community they have come to love and trust.” South Bay also partners with MUSC. “There are nurses and a doctor on call from MUSC Health Geriatrics, so you can receive care in a moment’s notice,” Perregaux also commented.

While it’s not something you probably want to think about, it’s important to plan ahead for the future needs of you or your loved ones. To do this, first understand the differences in care at life plan communities. Then, consider your goals, reflect on your health, and evaluate your finances in order to select the right retirement living option that is best for you.

“Having a good understanding of what lifestyle you want to live, care you want available, and knowing your financial situation will help you make logical decisions when it comes to considering and deciding on a community,” said Perregaux.

Researching and planning for your future care is important. However, if you have any more questions or are still unsure what the right plan is for you, the South Bay team is experienced and ready to assist you in understanding your options. Call 843-994-2094 today to learn more.