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Q & A, from Lifestyles to Life Care

Here are some of the most common questions we’re asked about Mirador. If you don’t find the answers you’re looking for below or want more detailed information, please call (866) 579-6224. Our staff is always eager to help you.

  • What is so special about a Life Care community?

    Your entrance fee provides you with Life Care, which allows you to fully  enjoy independent residential living with the reassurance that  additional care is available, should you ever need it. Living at Mirador eliminates the time-consuming chores of home maintenance, fear of becoming a burden to relatives, concerns of aging among strangers, and worries about the availability and cost of quality long-term care. Life Care at Mirador combines unparalleled financial security and peace of mind with a truly independent lifestyle and a wide range of services and amenities.

  • What is Mirador?

    Mirador is a retirement community for senior adults in South Corpus Christi.  It is defined by three qualities:

    First, it is a residential retirement option that encourages health and wellness through an active, independent lifestyle.

    Second, it provides services, social activities and special amenities to enhance the  lifestyle you're already enjoying.

    Third, it provides every independent living resident guaranteed access to on-site assisted-living, memory-support and skilled-nursing  care at The Plaza, at little or no additional cost, should they ever need it, for as long as they need it.

  • What will my monthly service fee cover?

    The monthly fee covers the full range of services, including:

    • Full interior and exterior maintenance of your residence
    • Beautifully landscaped grounds
    • Concierge services
    • All community amenities including:       
      • State-of-the-art Fitness Club
      • Creative Arts Center
    • Flexible dining services, with the cost of one meal and complimentary continental breakfast included per day
    • All utilities, including cable TV, with the exception of phone
    • Weekly housekeeping and laundering of flat linens
    • On-site security with emergency call systems in each residence
    • Transportation services
    • Covered parking
  • What if I decide not to move in?

    If you have to cancel your reservation due to reasons beyond your  control, you'll receive your full deposit back. If you simply change your mind, we'll refund your full deposit, less a small processing fee.

  • What's fun to do at Mirador?

    Opportunities to be active within and around Mirador are plentiful. Our beautiful campus is ideal for outdoor activities; we also have a state-of-the-art Fitness Club and pool where you can stay physically  active. Choose from a complete calendar of activities, such as concerts,  trips, parties, educational classes and seminars, guest speakers, spiritual opportunities, volunteerism and much more. You can select your daily activity preferences while enjoying our worry-free lifestyle and  wonderful new friendships.

  • As a Life Care resident, what if I run out of money?

    At Mirador, we value our commitment to our Life Care residents, so we've created a Financial Hardship Protection Plan. If you outlive your resources for reasons beyond your control and can’t pay your monthly fee, you can stay in your residence and keep your  guaranteed priority access to our on-site health care. See your Life Care agreement for details.

  • What does it mean to be a not-for-profit community?

    While for-profit communities use their income to pay dividends to  investors, Mirador, as a not-for-profit entity, reinvests revenue after  expenses into the community, where it belongs. This difference is at the  heart of Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation’s (SQLC) mission and  vision. Additionally, our not-for-profit status means that Mirador must  meet stringent financial guidelines, including strict government  regulations. Therefore, residents have peace of mind, knowing that  not-for-profit financial controls and reduced operating costs translate  into lower, stabilized monthly fees and favorable tax credits and exemptions. Research also indicates that not-for-profit communities  invest more resources into health services than for-profit communities.

  • How do I know this is for me at this time in my life?

    Aren’t you ready to enhance your current lifestyle, while gaining valuable peace of mind? Often people wait until it’s too late and are  unable to take full advantage of the benefits of living in a Life Care community. Residents who move to Mirador directly into Assisted Living  or Skilled Nursing are not eligible for Life Care benefits. By making a smart decision now, you can relax, knowing your future is secure.

  • Is the community safe and secure?

    Yes. As a resident of Mirador, you can enjoy 24-hour security, supported by a staff dedicated to your safety. Each residence is equipped with an emergency call system for your added protection and comfort.

  • How much does it cost?

    The cost of living at Mirador consists of a one-time entry fee that is up to 90% refundable to you or your estate—as well as a predetermined monthly service fee based on the size of your apartment home.

    When comparing the cost of living in your current home to living at Mirador, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Plus, you’ll experience true peace of mind, knowing all your long-term health care needs will be addressed at The Plaza.

    For details on pricing, please call (866) 579-6224 to schedule an appointment with a member of our marketing staff.

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