How to Choose a Senior Assisted Living Community

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The process of finding a new home at times can be a challenging experience for anyone, not to mention trying to find new senior assisted living community that meets all of your lifestyle needs. You might be asking yourself, “what exactly is a senior assisted living community”?

An assisted care living community is the prime living community for seniors who are 55 years of age or older who are independant in spirit, but might need a little extra help with day to day activities. There are so many several important factors that are involved in the of the process of selecting the right senior assisting community for you or for a loved one.

Some of the steps that we will go over are: finding a location in Douglasville that is close to all of your lifestyle needs and activities that you enjoy. Conducting a little research on  the amenities that are included in the your potential home and in the community center, asking the community staff and your potential neighbors insightful questions that can make or break your experience at the new living center. And last but not least, things to look for in a home, and overall cost efficiency for you and your family.

1. Location, Location, Location!

One of the most important questions to ask yourself during the research stage of finding a new home is, do you want to stay in a familiar location like Douglasville? Would you like to to be close to your family ? Is being close to your kids, grandkids, neighbors or perhaps your significant other important to you? Are you in close proximity to your favorite shopping centers, recreational activities and movie theaters? All of these questions are very important elements to keep in mind as you continue your search.

2. What is included in a 55+  living community?

The next important step when conducting research on a 55 and older community is learning what is and isn’t included in the community center of your choice! When you are beginning your research on different communities, it is imperative to note that not every living center is the built the same way and includes all of the same features.  When looking for a senior living community in Douglasville, a great way to begin your search is by actually visiting the location you have in mind (is it close to your friends and family or is it a far drive?) and checking out the community facilities for yourself.

Some of the amenities that you can expect to see in a Douglasville living community center are: energy efficient homes that include central air conditioning and heating, state of the art appliances, exquisitely designed luxury master bedrooms and bathrooms. Other notable features included are 24/7 security, and an on-call maintenance staff. Recreational and social activities to match every interest. And last but not least an educated caring staff to help you with any and all of your needs.

3. Questions To Ask

After you have selected one of the convenient 55 plus communities Douglasville location  that works for you. Don’t be afraid to ask friends, family and neighbors for some advice on places you have selected to visit. Make a list of some of the questions you would like to ask the staff and your potential new neighbors as well!

  • Will there be a customized care plan put in place for me?
  • Are there a variety of social and recreational activities to engage in? Is there a pool, clubhouse, library, or a game room?
  • Is transportation to and from the community convenient?
  • Are you close to shopping centers and grocery stores?
  • Are the staff friendly, kind and knowledgeable?
  • Is it affordable for my lifestyle
  • Are pets allowed?

Asking these questions can make or break your home search when visiting senior communities.

4. Style of Home and Cost

After you have completed all of your research, selected a prime location, asked important questions pertaining to your lifestyle and visited the location the next element is choosing the right home for you! What does the floor plan look like? Is each room in the house easily accessible? How many bedrooms and bathroom are included one, two, or three? Are there stairs or any parts of your potential home that are not easy access to you. Will there be enough room for any furniture or belongings that you will have to move in?

The final step for selecting a home in a senior assisted living community is cost. Is the community affordable for your lifestyle? Are there affordable monthly payment plans the community has set in place?  Many of the exquisite 55 and older living communities in Douglasville offer homes valued in the low six figures!

5. Final Note

There are so many factors to look at when searching for the ideal senior assisted living community center for you and your loved one. Ensuring that you ask the right questions and do some investigative research of your own can go a long way in helping you to select the perfect home for you! By taking a step back and analyzing your lifestyle to find out what you want (or don’t want) in a living community will help to weed out any unsatisfactory living center choices.

As a quick recap to help you with your new 55 and older living community search: Find a location that works for you and your lifestyle preference. Do some investigative research and ask what is and isn’t included in your Douglasville living community; are there new easy to use appliances? Is there an educated staff to cater to your needs? Are there social activities available to get involved in and make new friends? Can you bring your pets along? Are the seniors there living there enjoying life? Does the home floor layout fit your needs? And is the community affordable for your specific budget?

By asking the right questions before, during and even after your visit can make all of the difference. By doing a little extra background research you will find it so much easy to select the right 55 and older assisted communities in Douglasville for you! See more visit:  Douglass Village.

Emmie BHow to Choose a Senior Assisted Living Community

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