Making the decision to move to a seniors community is a big one. Between packing up your belongings and sharing a space with others, it can be a significant change in your life. The only choice that’s bigger than this one might be deciding exactly where you’re going to move.
Here are our top 5 tips on what to look for when touring senior communities.
The Cleanliness of the Community
The old saying suggests that “cleanliness is next to godliness”, and there’s plenty you can learn about how a senior community treats its residents by the state in which they live.
When you’re looking around to find which care home is right for you, know that the very best communities have their staff visit residents every day to help them with daily tasks. A clean apartment will mean less work for you and will show you just how dedicated the staff are to your health and happiness.
Location, Location, Location
Whether you’re a social butterfly or you’re looking for a little peace and quiet, you’ll want to make sure that your senior’s community is as close to home as possible.
Living in an assisted living community that is close to a large urban area can provide you with a number of benefits, including closer access to family and friends, shorter trips to visit your doctor, and most important of all, staying connected with the world around you.
Activities & Opportunities
After decades of dedication to your work and family, your golden years should be about enjoying all that life has to offer. When taking a tour of retirement communities, be sure to ask the staff about what activity options are available for guests and residents.
The very best senior living centers include amenities like game rooms, beauty salons, libraries, and movie theaters!
The Mood of Current Residents
Staff and caregivers at senior living communities do their best to show new residents all of the positive aspects of the new home, but while they may mean well, the best way to get a sense of what a community has to offer is by talking to the residents themselves.
As you walk through the community on your tour, be sure to stop and introduce yourself to the residents and, after explaining that you’re looking for a new home, ask them about their space. You may find extra benefits you might not have discovered otherwise!
Staff Friendliness & Support
When it comes to the staff at your senior’s community, you want a team of trained and experienced medical professionals to handle all of your health needs, but you’ll also want a friend and companion who will make you smile with their daily visits.
While on your tour of the community, try to strike up a conversation with some of the staff to test their warmth and compatibility with you. If you happen to instantly bond and enjoy their company, chances are this is the place for you.
When the time comes and you decide on a seniors living community, there will be a thousand questions running through your head. But no matter what concerns you might have, our team at Bellaire at Devonshire will see you through. If you’d like to learn more about our community, schedule a tour or call our team at (304) 760-5290.