To the Point: “How Are Healthcare Decisions Made for Residents of a Life Plan Community?”


In this series, we respond to questions posed to us by the members of our Founders Club. If you’d like us to answer your question, email it to

Life Plan Communities* offer residents a wide range of benefits that promote active and independent living. One important benefit is the peace of mind residents have knowing that additional levels of care are readily available should their health needs ever change.

Some of our depositors have asked if they will lose the ability to make their own healthcare decisions when they move to Fountaingate Gardens. The short answer? No, they won’t.

When you live in a community like Fountaingate Gardens, you will enjoy the same freedom to make your own healthcare decisions as you do while living in your current home. You can rely on the same doctors and healthcare professionals you use now, if you desire. No matter the healthcare decisions you make, however, you’ll appreciate that the support of Gurwin will be tucked securely in your back pocket, building on 30+ years of providing quality care to seniors on Long Island.

Should you need assisted living, for example, you can choose to take advantage of Gurwin’s beautiful Gurwin Jewish~Fay J. Lindner Residences, which is among the finest assisted living communities on Long Island. It provides full apartments, three meals daily and many activities, not to mention manicured gardens, landscaped walking paths, LifeTrail exercise stations and a putting green!  On the same campus, the Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center offers short-term rehabilitation and many other specialized services, helping you feel secure that your health needs will always be our priority.

But living at Fountaingate Gardens will mean so much more than just having ready access to the care you might need in the future. The entire community is designed to help you stay active and independent, supported by research that shows that there can be real health benefits to living in vibrant communities like Fountaingate Gardens.

Your life is defined by the choices you make, and that doesn’t stop when you choose to make Fountaingate Gardens home. In fact, the act of choosing to move to Fountaingate Gardens is choosing your future. When you move to Fountaingate Gardens, YOU—not your family—have made the decision to say, “If my health needs ever change, THIS is where I want to be.” You won’t have to wonder about where your family will decide you should go, because you’ve already decided for yourself!

If you’re ready to take the next step in an active, independent retirement, find out why so many Long Islanders are choosing to call Fountaingate Gardens home.

*also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC

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