Finding the right senior living community is a major concern for retirees and their families. When choosing a retirement community, you will want to make sure that your loved one receives the best possible care.
Consider the following factors as you make your evaluation:
How clean is the community? You will want to keep this in mind while visiting. Find out about housekeeping and the steps taken to keep living spaces clean.
2. Appropriate Community Size
The definition of “appropriate” here will differ from person to person; some people will prefer a larger community while others want something smaller. A large community offers a more of an opportunity to socialize while a smaller one may be quieter and more peaceful.
3. Caring Staff
The quality of the care provided by a community’s staff is one of the most important elements to consider. When evaluating an independent living community, pay close attention to how the staff interacts with residents. Confidence in the staff is important for your peace of mind just as their competence is important for your loved one’s well being.
4. The Right Location
It is important that your loved one is not isolated from friends and family. Something to consider is the community’s proximity to familiar places to shop and visit, as well as health and medical services.
You will want to consider the safety of the grounds. There should be a staffed front desk and doors should be locked at night. Also find out about security procedures and as you evaluate a community.
Everyone's needs are different, but the tips above can help you and your loved one make this important decision. Use them to narrow your choices and aid you in making your best decision for you and your loved one.