From the Newsletter Spring 2018
We make financial plans. We make recreational plans. We make plans for the future. So why not make plans for ourselves, for life now?
This is the philosophy behind a Life Plan Community. Life Plan Communities, formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities, offer the independence and freedom of choosing what your next step in retirement looks like. As a full-service retirement community, Life Plan Communities offer a continuum of care so that you may make your decision on care before an incident may occur.
Kirkwood by the River is proud to be a Life Plan Community. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Medicare Rehabilitation. Not only do we provide residents a freedom from home-owner responsibilities, delicious meals, a fabulous calendar of events and activities, and the security of a safe and welcoming environment, but we also help navigate the "what ifs" that come with aging.
"The benefit of a Life Plan Community is being able to choose where you will receive healthcare services if and when you need them," says President and CEO of Kirkwood by the River Chad Carter. "When something happens, maybe accident or
The Life Plan Community was termed by LeadingAge, an association created to educate, serve and advocate for nonprofit senior living service providers across the nation in order to inspire our country to view aging differently. Working together with members, they lead innovative practices for service to seniors, educate senior living professionals on new cutting-edge initiatives, and strive to advance the interest of the aging consumer.
"Two of the most important assets LeadingAge provides to Kirkwood's employees are advocacy and education," Mr. Carter explained. "They fight for change in public policy and represent seniors appropriately in political arenas. And aside from the seminars and workshops during the annual conference, LeadingAge brings nonprofits in the senior living industry together to learn from one another. That information and camaraderie is vital as we strive to provide the highest quality of living to our residents and their families."
Kirkwood by the River has proudly been a member of LeadingAge for more than 20 years. In order to properly hear the concerns of so many organizations, LeadingAge has individual state associations which are governed by LeadingAge national out of Washington D.C. In 2017, Mr. Carter was elected Chairman of the Board for LeadingAge Alabama to serve for the 2018 year. We are proud to have such strong representation in our local chapter of LeadingAge, and Mr. Carter's commitment to learn, grow, and excel in senior living service will continue to propel Kirkwood by the River forward as a leading provider of retirement living in our state.