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Price vs Value: The Benefits of Senior Living

Senior Living: It means a wide variety of things to people. Perhaps you have reached a point in your life that you would like a little more support while still maintaining your independence. Maybe both you and your spouse are planning your retirement and are thinking about downsizing to a secure community. You may be having surgery and will need some skilled nursing and rehabilitation services before returning home.

You may be a caregiver or just simply have concerns about the next chapter in your loved one’s life. You are wise to plan ahead.

senior living amarilloIT’S NOT JUST HOUSING

When considering the value of a senior care community, many people find themselves asking whether they should be paying for housing when they already own their home. Senior living, however, is so much more than that.

The best kind of retirement home is more than just four walls and a roof. It’s the quality of care that you find inside of it. It’s all of the benefits of living in a secure environment with direct access to medical care and amenities that allow you to relax and thoroughly enjoy your senior years.


Let’s break it down. If you choose to remain at home, it is likely that at some point you are going to need some help. Even if you are fairly self-sufficient, you will eventually need to hire someone to assist you with certain tasks such as:

  • Grocery shopping

  • Transportation
  • Medical care
  • Medical alert system
  • Security system
  • Housekeeping
  • Lawn care
  • Household maintenance and repairs
  • Home modifications such as bathroom grab bars, step-free shower, hallway railings, motorized stair climbing chairs, or ramps.

When you compare the added costs of staying in your own home with those of moving to a senior care community, the latter is quite the bargain!


While all of the amenities listed above all contribute greatly to your quality of life, or the quality of life of your loved one, there are numerous other benefits of being part of the loving, caring community at Park Central. All of our services are performed by professionals in their field who have a calling to work in a senior care community. Your wellbeing, or that of your loved one, is not a job. It’s their passion.

There is a family benefit as well. When your children are spending much of their free time making sure that you are safe, healthy, and well cared for, there is often little time left to simply visit and enjoy each other. Allowing the right senior living community to address all of those needs helps you to get back the relationship you are meant to have. Here at Park Central, we even have guest rooms for your loved ones to spend the night!

Our senior living communities offer a wealth of services, all geared to enhance your quality of life, so that you may truly enjoy your golden years. These include:

  • Pastoral care

  • In-house beauty salon
  • A wide range of culinary delights from both fine and casual dining to snacks
  • Weekly events
  • Group transit for day trips or shopping
  • In-house library
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Apartment maintenance

Besides just offering many services and incredible amenities, we also accept most insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. Our communities are designed to meet all levels of care and include:

Contact the caring professionals at Park Central to learn more about the benefits of Senior Living in Amarillo, Texas, and how you can maintain your independence while being a part of our incredibly caring community.