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The Canterbury Promise: 5 Ways Life Care Removes Life’s What-Ifs

Sep 2, 2020

“A Life Care Community encompasses physical, emotional and spiritual wellness through every stage of life,” says Lynda Marino, Marketing Director at Canterbury Woods Gates Circle, a Life Care Community in Buffalo, NY. “That makes this type of a community perfect for today’s senior, who will go through many stages during their golden years. Life Care enables older adults to live their best lives and have peace of mind through every stage of life.”

Life Care at Canterbury Woods assures that you will continue to receive physical, emotional and spiritual care and support, no matter what you may face today, tomorrow or years from now. “Life Care changes with you, meaning you’ll always have access to the care and services you want and need,” Lynda says. “It helps protect you from increasing long-term care costs and eliminates uncertainty for the future. This frees you up to enjoy the world around you, on your own terms and with a lifestyle you love.”


What Is a Life Care Community?
Simply put, a Life Care Community is a type of senior living community that allows residents to transition easily and seamlessly through various levels of care as needed – meaning they have care for life. Seniors who are active and healthy can live an independent lifestyle and then gradually gain more and more care as needed, whether that’s assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing or rehabilitation.

“A Life Care Community is a place where seniors can truly age in place,” says Lynda. “That’s something that many of today’s seniors are looking for, because that takes away a lot of life’s what-ifs. Knowing that you will always have a home and that you will always have the care you need – no matter what – leads to a healthier, happier and more stress-free lifestyle.”


How Life Care Removes “What-Ifs”

It guarantees care for life.
One of the beautiful things about a Life Care Community is that, once you move in, you are promised care for the length of your life, even if for some reason your financial situation changes through no fault of your own. No matter what, you will never have to move away or relocate. You can stay in your home, in a community you love, with staff and friends all around you. That frees up a lot of worry for you and your loved ones and enables you to enjoy this next chapter of your life to the fullest.

It means no longer dealing with chores.
The reason they’re called chores is because, well, they’re a chore to do. This encompasses everything from laundry to yardwork to home repairs and more. Not only are they time-consuming and costly, but it can become more and more of a hassle to do them as you age. Climbing on a ladder, shoveling snow and dealing with contractors are all things that are a headache or are dangerous when we reach a certain age. Moving to a Life Care Community means that you no longer have to do those chores – it’s all taken care of for you. You don’t even have to go grocery shopping because restaurant-quality meals are served to you every day of the week.

It means help is always nearby.
Many adult children lay awake at night, worried about Mom or Dad and what may happen if they take a fall or have an accident in the middle of the night. What if no one is around? What if help doesn’t come quick enough? What if they can’t get to a phone to call for help? These are reasons why a Life Care Community allows seniors and their loved ones to take a deep breath and relax. There is 24/7 security as well as care staff available. Living spaces are equipped with emergency call buttons, so help can respond immediately.

It means a lifestyle filled with exciting services and amenities.
Staying social is important at all ages. Not only does it keep us happy and fulfilled, but it also has many benefits to your physical health as well. When you get older, it becomes harder to stay socially active as life changes occur. This is not the case at a Life Care Community. You can think of a place like Canterbury Woods as a five-star, all-inclusive resort that you never have to leave. There’s always something going on, whether it’s an art class, a cooking demonstration or a trip to downtown Buffalo – or whatever else you choose! The opportunities are endless, and you’ll find many friends to share your time with.

It means being able to stay with your spouse – no matter what care is needed.
As you and your spouse age, it’s possible that one of you will require a higher level of service than the other needs. At a Life Care Community, you won’t have to worry about moving your spouse to another community or being apart – you will both be able to receive the amount of care that you need, whether that’s a little or a lot. Best of all, you’ll be able to stay together and enjoy everything the community has to offer.

“These are just a few of the benefits that you’ll receive as a resident at Canterbury Woods Gates Circle,” says Lynda. “But really, the benefits are endless. No matter what age or stage of seniorhood you are in, you’ll find a lifestyle to love at our amazing, one-of-a-kind community.”

For more information about the benefits of Life Care, contact us today! We would be happy to connect with you and share all the advantages of Canterbury Woods Gates Circle.


Find Your Fulfillment.

Planned as the centerpiece of a unique intergenerational community, Canterbury Woods Gates Circle is a Life Care Community like you’ve never seen. Urban, contemporary, and close to everything, this is a community that confirms what you already know: how you live has everything to do with where you live. Canterbury Woods Gates Circle offers the highest quality lifestyle and security. While offering the charm and livability of the Elmwood neighborhood, it also boasts the financial strength, impeccable reputation and reciprocal access to its sister community, Canterbury Woods Williamsville.


A Life Engaged. A Life Inspired.

With the excitement and energy of a revitalized Buffalo at your front door, you can immerse yourself in a diverse world of cultural pursuits and pleasures. Research tells us that connections are what a healthy and fulfilling life are all about. At Canterbury Woods Gates Circle, connections have never been easier. The intergenerational neighborhood concept of our campus, with nearby residential apartments and retail spaces, creates a natural centerpiece for socialization and activity, surrounding you with neighbors and new friends of all ages.


Continuum of Care.

As a Life Care Community, Canterbury Woods Communities provide a comfortable environment and first-rate services to support every level of need. Assisted living apartments allow Gates Circle residents to benefit from additional support while maintaining their independent lifestyle. If skilled nursing, rehabilitation or memory care is ever needed, residents can experience the support they require at our sister community in Williamsville.


Contact us today to discover more about Canterbury Woods Gates Circle! (716) 929-5817

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