When it comes to retirement living, everyone has different preferences and expectations, which is why you’ll find a variety of residential options and financial plans at Beatitudes Campus. Each one has its advantages and benefits and can even be customized to your needs. If you’re looking to plan ahead and want to know more about your options, here’s a quick overview of your choices at Beatitudes Campus.
Financial Plan Options
Essentially, we offer two types of residential agreements or financial plans — one includes a refundable entrance fee and the other is a flexible rental agreement. Each one is only available on select residences, with the entrance fee plan giving you more choices.
It’s also important to note that whichever agreement and residence type you choose, you’re a full member and resident of the community. You’ll enjoy unlimited access to Beatitudes Campus’ activities, programs and amenities in a safe, walkable neighborhood with around-the-clock security. When you add it all up, that’s a lot of value for the price.
1. Entrance Fee Agreement
At life plan communities like Beatitudes Campus, an entrance fee agreement gives you priority access to onsite care and helps protect your estate for future generations. You pay a one-time refundable entrance fee and a monthly service fee. Because Beatitudes Campus loves giving you choices, a new plan was created this year that lowers your monthly fee and locks in the lower rate, protecting you from the rising prices that come with inflation, and giving you greater financial security.
Available with Central Park Apartments, Patio Homes and the future Promenade Residences at Beatitudes Campus, our entrance fee agreement gives you maintenance-free living in your choice of our newest, most popular and largest residences on campus.
It comes with 90 days of care in our onsite health center, as needed, at no additional cost, ensuring you have a strategy for future care that you control and direct. No matter your financial preferences, the entrance fee plan can be tailored specially for you.
Residences Available with an Entrance Fee
Central Park Apartments
The Central Park Apartments provide a convenient, all-in-one choice that includes utilities, housekeeping, linen service and maintenance. Again, you also get 90 days of onsite care at no additional charge, if ever needed. You’ll find a large variety of floor plans too.
- Floor plans range between 655 to 1,384 square feet
- One- and two-bedroom styles
- Some floor plans feature a den, second bathroom or guest bath
- Balcony or patio
The attached, single-level Patio Homes are set apart in their own neighborhood yet enable easy access to everything the community offers. They feature two patios and a spacious, open floor plan for indoor and outdoor entertaining. The Beatitudes Campus staff takes care of the housekeeping, maintenance and yard. You also get 90 days of onsite care at no additional charge.
- Floor plans range between 1,200 to 1,679 square feet
- Two- and three-bedroom styles, all include two bathrooms
- Two private patios
- Upscale features and finishes
An entirely new senior living choice coming to Campus, the Promenade Residences will be a community of its own within Beatitudes Campus. The biggest advantage — it’s brand new. You’ll enjoy an all-new residence with a spacious floor plan customized with your choice of designer colors and finishes.
It’s a streamlined, all-in-one choice that includes utilities, housekeeping, linen service and maintenance as well as 90 days of onsite care at no additional charge. Plus, the Promenade will offer the most requested amenities by today’s seniors.
- All-new spacious floor plans
- Choice of designer colors and finishes
- Bistro for made-to-order breakfast and lunch as well as grab-and-go snacks
- Fitness center with advanced exercise equipment designed for seniors and fitness and wellness classes
- Treed courtyard with a fire pit, chess tables and elevated gardens
2. Rental Agreement
Exclusively available with the Plaza Apartments, our rental agreement gives you the flexibility of an affordable, month-to-month lease. If you ever need care, you or your health insurance will pay for it at the market rate. Streamlining your expenses, your monthly rent includes housekeeping, maintenance and all utilities.
Residences Available for Rental
As a flexible month-to-month rental, the Plaza Apartments offer easy, maintenance-free living at an affordable price. Best of all, there’s no long-term lease required. Your rental fee includes housekeeping, maintenance and all utilities. You have unlimited access to everything — activities, amenities and programs — offered at Beatitudes Campus.
- Floor plans range between 385 to 730 square feet
- Studio, one- and two-bedroom styles, all include one bathroom
- Recently updated finishes and common spaces
Ready to learn more?
You see, regardless of your lifestyle and financial preferences, Beatitudes Campus checks all of the boxes for independent living in Phoenix. To learn more and see the floor plans in person, we invite you to schedule a visit by calling 602.833.1358 or contacting us through our online form below. We’d love to answer your questions and show you around.
It’s hard enough—whether it’s by necessity or for convenience—to make a relocation decision for yourself or a loved one. Emotions run high. The need might be urgent. You searched for a nursing home, but aren’t sure what you found? The language of senior living can feel complicated.
And then you encounter the big question: What exactly are you looking for? Independent living or assisted living? A retirement home, nursing home, or senior apartments? Or is a CCRC what you need? (And what is a CCRC?) I see the term “Life Plan Community” used. Is that the same as a CCRC?
We can help sort this out, providing perspective on the language of senior living that helps you know what the service and care levels are—and feel more confident about your search, too.
For those 62 and older—or in some communities, 55+—independent living is a lifestyle setting that provides comfortable senior apartments or other kinds of residences in which seniors can pursue daily life as they wish. It’s the freedom to maintain your current lifestyle but enhanced by a host of services and amenities.
Independent living residents have few, if any, health conditions that limit their independence. By choosing a community over the continuing burdens of homeownership, they gain the benefits of the community’s programs, activities, dining, and social milieu. Independent living is not considered a level of care because residents don’t require care. But support and kindness are invariably found in abundance.
That’s why it’s common for new independent living residents to claim they wish they’d made the move sooner.
With a comfortable residence designed to help less-than-fully-independent seniors live as independently as possible, residents get a helping hand with daily life. You may hear about the ADLs, the Activities of Daily Living. Assisted living customizes care to a resident’s needs and how much assistance they need with the ADLs:
- Personal hygiene. Bathing/showering, grooming, and oral care.
- Dressing. Making appropriate clothing decisions; dressing and undressing.
- Maintaining continence. Using the restroom; hygiene.
- Transferring/Mobility. Being able to stand from a sitting position; getting in and out of bed; walking independently between locations.
A second set of actions—the IADLs, or Instrumental Activities of Daily Living—are functions that aren’t required daily but can also demonstrate the continuing or diminishing capabilities of a senior. IADLs are:
- Basic communication skills (includes phone and email).
- Transportation (driving, arranging rides, or using public transportation).
- Meal preparation.
- Managing medications.
- Managing personal finances.
An assisted living community will assess new residents’ abilities relative to all these daily living activities and create individualized plans for helping each resident succeed. You can also expect assisted living services to adapt to a wide range of health care needs that might change over time, from minor to more acute.
Sometimes known as skilled nursing, long-term skilled care, or a nursing home, the care setting is residential and staffed with RNs and a variety of other professionals. Long-term care provides for those who have a chronic illness.
In more recent times, the term “nursing home” has fallen out of favor. This is a reflection of how hospitality and activity programs are integrated with long-term care on campuses that include other levels of care—and often independent living, too.
Also called short-term rehabilitation or simply rehabilitation, these specialized therapies—speech, physical, and vocational—address the needs of those recovering after surgery, accident, or illness. Short-term care is often found within the long-term care setting, where suitable residences, medical professionals, and equipment are readily available.
Short-term care is often hard work for the resident/patient and is, therefore, made as comfortable as possible. The objective will be to speed up the recovery process while ensuring further rehab won’t be needed after discharge.
Short for Continuing Care Retirement Community, which has lately been simplified to “Life Plan” community, the CCRC is the flagship among senior living or retirement communities. In addition to independent living, a CCRC also offers a continuum of care services, which may include assisted living, a memory care program, long-term care, and short-term care.
Often, those who move into a CCRC’s independent living can have access to discounts on levels of care, making this an attractive plan for life —or “Life Plan.” Residents and their families know that if a resident ever needs care, it will be provided in a known setting by those who’ve already established their compassion and trustworthiness.
Some communities offer a contract that promises to deliver independent living residents any level of care needed for about the same rate as independent living. The rates for assisted living, memory care, and long-term care are usually higher when those care levels are entered directly. But with Life Care, independent living residents will pay less for those levels of care.
Terms That Misrepresent
You might also encounter such terms as elderly, frail, senior citizen, the aged, or retiree. You won’t hear these from us, however, because these are words that marginalize, and seniors routinely rate them poor choices for their age group. Their preferences—and ours—include “seniors,” “older adults” and “older people.”
Finally, you’ll sometimes hear “facility”—for example, assisted living facility or nursing facility. We don’t use “facility” because it’s institutional-sounding and, therefore, dehumanizing. We’re the opposite of dehumanizing. In fact, Beatitudes Campus and other senior living communities are, by vision, mission, and design, humanizing.
We Stand Behind Our Words
For generations, families in and beyond Phoenix have turned to Beatitudes Campus for senior living. The region’s first community of its kind, we are today a true Phoenix original. We’ve served the region longer, with more integrity and more success than any other senior living community.
Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of families find the right answers to their senior living questions and needs. When you’re searching, we can help you, too. Call us at (602) 883-1358 or contact us online.