A Life Plan Community, formerly known as a “Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC),” is a senior living community that offers different levels of living and care on site. These care options—independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term and skilled nursing—help meet residents’ changing needs in a comfortable environment they already know with people they already trust.
A Life Care Community is also a Senior Living Community that offers the same care options, but with a different financial arrangement. A Life Care Community typically requires an entrance fee in addition to a monthly fee that covers the costs of services and amenities and ensures future care at below-market rates.
Buckner Retirement Services currently has senior living communities in Houston, Austin, Beaumont, Longview and San Angelo, Texas. Ventana by Buckner in Dallas opened in 2019.
A nonprofit senior living community is usually backed by a religious or charitable foundation. Revenue received for services and housing is reinvested solely to improve the community and the organization’s mission. For-profit senior living communities, however, are priced to ensure the stakeholder, investors and/or managers receive a certain percentage of the revenue.
Five of Buckner’s senior living communities are rental communities. As far as the cost of senior living, in a rental community your monthly fee includes the cost of your apartment as well as access to the services and amenities offered at each community. The Austin, Beaumont, Houston, San Angelo and Longview communities are rental communities. The sixth community, Ventana by Buckner, opened in 2019, is a Life Care Community.
Buckner communities serve senior adults who are “62 years or better.” Most residents remain active and are out traveling, volunteering or even working well into their 90s and 100s!
Buckner Retirement Services is an organization built on faith. It’s the core of what we do. Buckner Retirement Services is part of Buckner International, an organization that has been serving senior adults and strengthening families from the beginning to the end of life since 1879. This rich history and mission-driven attitude creates a family atmosphere throughout our senior living communities that will instantly welcome you home.