Although the decision to move into a senior living community can be difficult, all of our communities have highly experienced, long-tenured teams to help you navigate the transition. Our mission of faith means we are dedicated to serving our residents and their families, and fostering a sense of community and connectedness in a stimulating—and fun—environment! Since fun means something different for everyone, our communities have Activity Directors in charge of local activities and programs. Their job is to make sure there’s always something fun, tailored to fit your needs. From exercise, bible studies, live entertainment, smoothie making, barbecues—to social clubs, and a variety of games, sporting events, movie nights, and worship services in our on-site chapels. There's never a dull moment when you explore our lifestyle!
But we don’t stop there. Our communities aren’t islands, and we know that the neighborhoods and towns surrounding them are often important to the residents inside. Since we believe that service can also be fun—we offer our residents the chance to serve our world by loving, giving and doing. For more detailed information about our philanthropy this past year, please view our Social Accountability Report. To learn more about the fun lifestyle we provide, visit one of our communities’ websites.
At Bethesda Senior Living Communities, we believe breaking bread is at the heart of what it means to be human. Shared meals are a time to gather, share a connection with friends and family, and reflect on life’s bounty. As such, all of our communities strive to provide an unbeatable dining experience for our residents.
Whether it’s a made-from-scratch sweet treat, or a healthy portion of a home-cooked meal served with a side of affection, our teams embrace a live-to-eat philosophy and make sure our residents (and their families) enjoy every meal together. That’s why our restaurant-style dining areas are often the social hubs of our communities. Residents eat together, laugh, talk, and enjoy the good life.
Peace of mind drives many decisions with individuals seeking retirement living for themselves or their loved one. A secure memory care environment where your loved one will be safe from wandering—or assisted living with an urgent medical need—is an important consideration when deciding to transition into senior living.
At Bethesda Senior Living Communities, our communities provide a variety of amenities and services that address your comfort and security concerns. We provide emergency response systems that are accessible from each resident apartment as well as individual pendants for the resident to wear. In select communities, we provide security monitoring systems that help residents who may wander have maximum freedom and safety. Many communities also offer a secure memory care neighborhood for those with advanced Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Bethesda Senior Living Communities offers well-designed, planned spaces that accommodate your specific needs to safely maintain your or your loved one's independence. From easy-to-navigate floor plans to the abundance of natural lighting, the community design and landscaping permits our residents to enjoy their maintenance-free lifestyle with little concern. We want our residents to feel comfortable and confident in the security of their new home.
At Bethesda Senior Living Communities, we understand the difficulties seniors and families face when it comes to affordable retirement living. We are committed to working with residents and their families to deliver high quality care at an affordable price point.
While Medicare does not cover the cost of retirement living, certain healthcare services may be covered for short-term recovery. Some private health insurance and long-term care policies include assisted living, memory care and residential care coverage. In addition, other financial options are available in certain communities through grants and Medicaid programs for residents whose private funds have run out.
Other financial options available to seniors and families include:
If you are a wartime veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran, you may be eligible to receive up to $2150 per month to help defray the cost of assisted living, memory care, in-home health care, or other non-reimbursed medical care through the Veterans Aid & Attendance Program. The actual benefit amount is determined by the VA and is based on eligibility. Retirees who served in the military often overlook this benefit. Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.
Expenses related to retirement living may be tax deductible for both the resident and their family caregiver if they meet the Internal Revenue Service requirements of medical expenses. We recommend you contact your local tax professional or call us for more information about potential tax benefits.
Life Settlements may be an effective tool in financial planning for retirement living. A Life Settlement is a financial transaction in which the owner of a life insurance policy sells an unneeded policy to a third party for more than its cash value and less than its face value. Available for term, universal or whole life policies, life estates typically provide three-to-four times the cash surrender value of your insurance. Financial advisors will typically work with a Life Settlement broker to achieve the highest price possible for the policy. Contact your local financial advisor for more information concerning Life Settlements.