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How to Choose the Best Senior Living Community

January 26 2018

How to Choose the Best Senior Living CommunityIf you have decided it is time to move from your home to an senior living community, then it is important that you take the time to find the right place for you. Senior living communities offer older adults both convenience and socialization. These places are ideal for those that are seeking an active and senior lifestyle, can take care of their own personal needs, can manage their own medications, and can maintain their active lifestyles.
When choosing an senior living community, you should also think ahead. There may be some reasons that you may be disqualified for senior living. Some of these reasons include failing medical or financial screenings.


A Few More Questions to Ask


Once you find a place that interests you, it is time to start asking a few questions about the community. Does it provide a communal-like setting? Will it feel more like a home or a facility? Moving from your home to a community may be a drastic change so you will want to be sure that you will be comfortable and feel like it is home.
You should also ask if there are any meals provided and then inquire about the times the kitchen is open for the meals. You can also inquire about other dining options, if there are any, and you will know if you are ever given the chance to dine with the other residents.
Are there any activities provided or a calendar of events you can follow to help remain active in the community? Make sure there are activities that fit your interest and will allow you to interact with other residents and remain socially active.
Next, inquire about transportation options. Transportation will be very important for an active senior because it allows them an easy and convenient way to get around if they no longer drive themselves. If there is transportation, what are the limitations of this service, what is the cost, and what times are available?
Finally, what other services or utilities are included in the price? Will certain amenities cost you extra and will you have to set up your own accounts for certain things? Knowing the costs and what you will be required to pay out of pocket ahead of time will allow you more time to plan ahead and decide if this specific senior living community is right for you.