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If you’re considering senior living and feel overwhelmed, you’re not alone! Between the different types of senior living and all the options within specific communities, it’s hard to decipher it all, much less decide if senior living is right for you or your loved one. But there is a way to make the senior living decision process easier. Focus on you or your loved one first and then consider senior living communities with those needs and wants in mind. These questions can help.
To do this take some time to honestly assess where things stand now at home. This can help determine areas in which you or your loved one may need additional support. From there you can narrow down the type of senior living community – independent living, assisted living, memory care - that best fits those needs. Ask yourself these questions:
Now that you’ve determined what you need in senior living, consider what you or your loved one want out of the experience. Every community is different, not just in the type of care offered, but also in the features, services, and amenities available. Knowing what you want ahead of time can help you sort through all the options more quickly. Ask yourself these questions:
With a good understanding of what you or your loved need and want in a community it’s time to set priorities for your senior living decision. While similar to buying a home, you likely won’t find the perfect community with every option you want (and nothing you don’t) that is also within budget, you can get close. That’s where the art of prioritizing comes in. Doing so beforehand keeps your expectations (and emotions) in check and helps you or your loved one hone in on what matters most. We recommend prioritizing based on these categories:
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