After deciding a move into senior living is the best option for you or your family member, you will need to determine what type of community will best suit your lifestyle. Determining which level of care will best meet your needs can help you narrow down your list of potential communities.
When touring a senior living community, review these helpful tips to help you walk through the process and make the best decision for yourself and/or your loved one.
Some important notes to consider:
- Before touring a potential community, create a checklist listing services and amenities you would like in a community.
- Take into consideration the location of a senior living community. Is it near your current community? Will loved ones be able to visit regularly? Will you be able to visit them? If possible, bring a family member with you on a community tour.
- Ask questions and be vocal about what you are thinking and feeling.
- Conversations regarding finances, move in logistics, contracts, and more can be a lot to understand at first. These types of discussions are most helpful to have as a team that includes you, a family member or trusted friend, and the senior living representative. Take notes and don’t hesitate to circle back with your senior living representative to ask follow-up questions or to request additional information.