The Grove at Costal Grand Living: Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you're considering downsizing, selling your home, exploring retirement living options, or seeking a vibrant community of 55+ adults, we're here to assist you in making the decision that best suits your needs. Leveraging our extensive experience in collecting and integrating feedback from potential residents and their families, we have assembled a thorough list of commonly asked questions and corresponding answers concerning senior living in Myrtle Beach, SC.

What is an active adult community?

An active adult community caters to those aged 55 and older seeking a stress-free, turnkey lifestyle as empty nesters. These communities offer a warm, maintenance-free environment with modern amenities and activities promoting healthy aging and social connections. Residents enjoy resort-style living with fitness, fun, and friendship. While medical assistance, transportation, and meals are not provided, on-site staff can help locate these services. Active adults value the maintenance and financial freedom of renting without extra charges for unneeded services.

What are the benefits of living in a 55+ community?

Living in a 55+ community offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Thoughtfully designed floor plans tailored for retirees, prioritizing comfort, style, and convenience.
  • A community of active, like-minded neighbors fostering meaningful social connections.
  • Peace of mind in a secure environment where residents support and look out for one another.
  • Resort-style amenities such as full-service fitness centers, yoga studios, large swimming pools, well-equipped kitchens for classes, theaters, game rooms, and beautifully landscaped outdoor areas.
  • Engaging lifestyle programs focusing on the Seven Dimensions of Wellness: mental, physical, social, financial, spiritual, environmental, and vocational.  
  • More time for family and loved ones as home maintenance becomes less burdensome.
  • Financial flexibility with the ability to customize services based on individual needs, avoiding unnecessary expenses.
  • Freedom to enjoy each day as desired and the opportunity for new adventures at every turn.
Get to Know your Choices: 

Living in an Active Adult community broadens possibilities rather than restricting them. It represents a rediscovery of potential, a new beginning, and a step toward prioritizing what truly matters. However, for individuals with specific health or personal requirements, exploring alternative senior living options may be beneficial. We aim to facilitate your research process and make it effortless for you to explore other options.

What is Senior Living?

Senior living encompasses a range of communities designed to meet the needs of older adults, typically aged 55 and over.

What is the difference between active adult living, independent living, and assisted living?

Active Adult Living provides an ideal home for independent, active adults seeking the freedom of apartment living. It's perfect for those not yet requiring advanced care, aiming to transition from their homes, and desiring the lifestyle benefits of retirement or 55+ communities. Balancing low-maintenance living with a wellness-focused, engaging environment, these communities don't impose hidden fees or the burdens of homeownership, making them a sensible choice for lifestyle and finances.

Independent Living suits seniors needing some assistance, offering services like meals, laundry, housekeeping, nursing care, and activities based on individual needs. Specialized care, like daily assistance, requires residents to arrange external support independently.

Assisted Living caters to seniors needing higher levels of care, with on-site professionals providing assistance with daily tasks and medical needs, typically included in the facility's overall cost.

How do I find the right active adult community for me?

When searching for the perfect community, several crucial factors come into play:

  1. Location preferences: Are you keen on staying put or open to exploring new cities, states, or towns?
  2. Financial considerations: Does apartment living align with your budget?
  3. Pet policies: If you have a pet, is the active adult community pet-friendly?
  4. Design and aesthetics: Does the community's layout and design reflect your personal style and standards?
  5. Lifestyle offerings: Do the activities and programs cater to your interests and hobbies, aligning with your vision of 55+ living?
  6. Personal impressions: After touring the community firsthand, does it evoke the right atmosphere and feeling for you?

Affordability: Affordability gains a fresh perspective when you're solely investing in what you truly want and require.

How to downsize for a senior living move?

When downsizing, take small steps to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Set aside dedicated time, use a timer, and create a list to decide what to keep, discard, or donate. Seek support from friends, family, and local advisors like senior living specialists or professional organizers. At The Grove at Costal Grand, we see downsizing as rightsizing. Our maintenance-free apartment living is appealing when a larger home no longer fits. Our community spaces are perfect for hosting family, entertaining guests, or enjoying life. Active Adult living offers the freedom of a perfectly sized home for this stage of life.

What is the best way to start a conversation with my parents about them moving?
  • Initiate discussions sooner than anticipated. It takes time for loved ones to adjust to the idea of leaving the home where they raised a family.
  • Reflect on why you believe it's time for your parents to move and communicate your reasons transparently.
  • Be empathetic towards their thoughts, feelings, and reactions. Try to understand their perspective and empathize with their situation.
  • Research various options thoroughly and present detailed information to facilitate their decision-making process. Demonstrate your sincerity and consideration for their well-being.
  • Maintain a supportive tone and consistently communicate that your intentions are rooted in their best interests.

Contact The Grove at Coastal Grand for any additional questions or to schedule a tour and experience our vibrant 55 and older community firsthand.