So you think you might be ready for independent living? Finding a home that removes all the barriers so that you can live a more active, stress-free lifestyle is the first step. Understanding the costs associated with an independent living community will help ensure that your decision is the right one for you.
Take a In-depth Look at Your Current Monthly Expenses
Expenses add up when you live in a home especially when you can’t do it yourself and you have to hire out for every little repair or service. Things like mowing, snow removal, repairs, taxes, utilities, cable, internet, TV, all add up and in the end you might be surprised how much you really are spending on staying in your home. Fill out our Affordability Guide for a quick comparison to help see how much you are spending monthly.
Comparing Options: Refundable Entrance Fee Model Versus Monthly Rental Fee Model
Ávila, like so many independent communities, offers a flexible and predictable financial strategy with it’s refundable entrance fee model. A refundable entrance fee model is a smart and effective solution to managing your senior living costs. The entrance fees allows Ávila to offer lower monthly fees compared to other non-entrance fee based communities.
Ávila’s 50%, 80% and 90% refundable entrance fee takes a scaled approach that ensures proper long-term utilization of your savings and equity, while providing safekeeping of hard-earned assets while you live here. The fee is due upon arrival and can be transferred to your estate for estate-planning purposes or refunded if you decide to leave the community.
Ávila also offers one model with a no entrance fee option.Click here for more information!
Did you know that communities without refundable entrance fee models put residents at risk of higher monthly rental fees and less financial stability as you spend down your liquid assets?
That’s why for many the assurance of a prepaid refundable model is ideal. In fact, in most cases, the fee is considered an asset in your portfolio since it is returned as part of your estate. Ávila’s entrance fee model is a predictable and flexible financial planning tool for those who like to plan for the future.
So when you compare the data shown, a non entrance fee community over a 15 year period will cost you approximately $1,387,400. None of those dollars are ever returned to you or your estate. The two Avila scenarios presented show you based on the model choses and the custom entrance fee you choose, your refundable amount is substantial.
Bottom line, an entrance fee based community actually preserves more of your dollars over the long run versus a non-entrance fee based community. Refundable entrance fee models are a smart and effective solution to managing senior living costs. Ávila’s refundable entrance fee model takes a scaled approach that ensures proper long-term utilization of your savings and equity, while providing safekeeping of hard-earned assets while you live here. The fee is due upon arrival and can be transferred to your estate for estate-planning purposes or refunded to you if you leave.
All-inclusive Monthly Fees
As an Ávila resident, you won’t pay property taxes on your home. And you won’t receive monthly utility bills. Ávila’s all-inclusive, predictable monthly fees cover all your monthly expenses, including utilities, dining, security, internet, wi-fi, cable, transportation, community and home maintenance, and housekeeping services and on-site entertainment. The days of surprise repairs and piles of bills to stay on top of are behind you.
Taking a closer look at your financial situation is important. We are here to help you make the best decision you can. Give us a call to get more answers and learn more!
STILL NOT SURE? Ávila does offer a “non entrance fee” contract for certain models. If you decide an entrance fee based community does not align with your financial goals or strategies talk to us, your estate planner or advisor and understand your options.
Check out our NO ENTRANCE FEE OPTIONS available on certain models. Click here for more information!