When it’s time to move to a senior living community, there are many things to consider. From location and amenities to price and care options, it’s important to do your research to find a community that suits you or your loved one. Here are eight questions to ask when touring/choosing a senior living community to help you make the best decision.
8 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Senior Living Community
1. What type of community is this?
There are several types of senior living communities, from independent living communities and assisted living communities to memory care and nursing homes. Knowing what levels of care are offered at each community you visit is important.
2. What services are available?
One of the first things you’ll want to find out is what services are included in your senior living community. Most communities will include basic services such as meals and housekeeping, but some may also offer additional amenities like transportation or on-site medical care.
It’s important to find out what’s included so you can make sure the community you choose is the right fit for your needs.
3. What is the cost?
Of course, the cost is always an important consideration when making any major purchase. The same is true when choosing a senior living community. Make sure you can afford the monthly fees and still have money left over for other things.
Be sure to ask about the cost of different apartments or homes, as well as the monthly fees for amenities and services.
4. What type of housing units are available?
Most senior living communities offer a variety of housing units, from apartments and condos to duplexes and single-family homes. Find out what types of units are available and which units fit your lifestyle and budget the best.
5. What amenities are offered?
Amenities can vary greatly from one community to another. It’s important to find out what’s included. Some communities may offer a fitness center, swimming pool, or golf course while others may have a library, computer lab, or theater room.
6. Is transportation provided?
If transportation is not provided by the senior living community, be sure to inquire about public transportation options in the area. If public transportation is not an option, find out if there are any local taxi or Uber services available.
7. How often is housekeeping provided?
Housekeeping services may be offered daily, weekly, or monthly depending on the community you choose. Be sure to ask about frequency and cost so you can plan accordingly.
8. What is the Community’s Reputation?
When searching for a senior living community, it’s important to do your research and read reviews from current and former residents. Talk to your friends and family members who may have experience with different senior living communities in your area. These first-hand accounts can give you valuable insights that you might not otherwise have access to.
You can also check out online resources such as Caring.com for reviews and ratings of different senior living communities near you.
Choosing a senior living community is a big decision. However, by doing your research and asking the right questions, we know you will find a place that’s perfect for you or your loved one. These questions provide a great starting point for your search. Our admissions team at Nye Health Services is always happy to answer any additional questions you may have about our communities.
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Nye Health Services is passionate about providing older adults with a wide range of wellness and health services that maximize health and well-being. If you are searching for an assisted living community, explore one of our three locations in eastern Nebraska. Each campus provides award-winning health and wellness services, comfortable apartments and/or suites, and numerous amenities to help you live life to the fullest!
Contact Nye Health Services to learn more about the senior services we offer or schedule a tour at any of our senior living communities in Fremont (Nye Legacy, Nye Square, & Nye Pointe), Norfolk (The Meadows), and Lincoln, Nebraska (Gateway Vista)!