Senior Resources

Senior Living Resources to Simplify Your Community Search

A successful retirement is one that is thoughtfully planned to suit your interests, wants, and needs. At Cypress Glen, we encourage older adults to really consider what they want when they retire. Retirement is the start of a new chapter — one that provides more time for activities and experiences you may have been looking forward to.

To help you create the retirement lifestyle that best serves you and your finances, we have outlined some helpful senior living resources, explanations, and definitions to help you understand the landscape.

Rental Communities vs. Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Rental communities and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) both offer a maintenance-free lifestyle, life-enhancing amenities, and rich social opportunities. Both types of senior living communities charge residents a monthly fee that covers a comfortable senior living residence, dining plan, and access to amenities.

The biggest difference between the two types of communities comes when a resident requires health care services. A rental community may offer some care (though not all do), but the higher levels of care could be full when a resident needs to transition. If the level of care is full or the community does not offer care, a resident will have to relocate to a new community — adding stress when they most need support.

At a CCRC like Cypress Glen, new residents pay a one-time entrance fee that guarantees access to a continuum of care, including Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care. From the moment they move in, they know that if/when their needs change, the community will be there to provide the services they require.

The Value of Independent Living at Cypress Glen

As a Life Plan/Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Cypress Glen exceeds any old notions of senior living. Residents delight in our campus’s maintenance-free lifestyle, as well as the many amenities and services centered around their wants and needs.

A professional dining team prepares delicious homestyle meals to residents’ specifications, and vibrant and interesting neighbors share cultural experiences. They can explore surrounding Greenville — or even the world, knowing their residence will be well cared for. They can spend more time with loved ones and pursue passions, knowing that everyday chores like housekeeping and maintenance — even transportation — will be handled by a professional and familiar team. And a continuum of care is available to them if they need support later.

As additional care is needed, our team is there to help with a la carte Independence Plus services in their residence as well as Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care.