Things to Consider When Choosing a Senior Living Community

When looking for a community for your senior loved one to move to, it’s understandable that you want to choose the best possible option. Because community tours can become distracting, keep important questions in mind when narrowing down your choices. Ask the community liaison for clarification on the following points.

Which Amenities Are Included?

In some senior communities, the amenities offered are all-inclusive. Other places have a set list of included amenities while additional services cost extra. Be sure to ask about housekeeping, laundry, and other services your loved one might need.

Is Transportation An Option?

If your loved one is unable to drive, it’s a good idea to ask whether the community in question offers transportation or has a shuttle service available. This way, you can rest assured that as a resident, the senior you care about will be able to get to where they need to go safely.

Does This Community Provide Medical Care?

Your loved one might have medical needs that need to be addressed and if that’s the case, you’ll want to be sure that any home they reside in has medical staff available. Ask about whether nurses or doctors are available around the clock, or if medical personnel are able to make house visits.

Is Food Provided?

To make sure your loved one’s nutritional needs are being taken care of, ask about food service. Some communities serve three meals a day, while others have different eating arrangements. Furthermore, you might want to ask whether your loved one’s dietary needs will be addressed in the community you’re touring.

Does This Community Allow Pets?

If the person you care about has a beloved pet they want to bring with them to their new home, asking about pet policies is crucial. When you visit a senior community for a tour, make sure you ask whether residents are allowed to keep a pet with them.

For family members who are in the process of looking for a new home for a senior loved one, we welcome you to contact Heritage Assisted Living to book a tour. We’ll address all of your concerns and provide you with all the information you need to make the most informed decision to meet your loved one’s needs.