What to Look For in a Senior Living Community
Senior living communities provide seniors with amazing opportunities to be a part of a supportive community, while also being cared for by an expert staff. It’s important to choose the community that will best support your senior. Here are the top 5 things you may want to ask about when considering different communities.
- Does the staff really care about my loved one?
You love your senior, and you want the people caring for them on a day-to-day basis to love them too. Your loved one deserves to be cared for and supported by people who will treat them like family. When you walk into the community, how does it feel? Are helpful staff available to assist you? Is there one-to-one care available for your loved one?
- What enrichment activities are available for my loved one?
The last thing you want is for your senior to feel alone or bored in their home. One of the major perks of Senior Living Communities is that this never has to be the case! Ask if the facility provides classes or resources for your senior to be physically fit and active, like yoga or water aerobics. Other social activities, like book clubs, art classes, social clubs, and social dining halls can help your senior build friendships and feel supported and engaged in the community. What types of these activities does this community provide?
- Does the community prioritize safety?
In these challenging times, you want your senior to be cared for by people who prioritize their safety. Ask what the community is doing to ensure safety in the COVID-19 pandemic. If your loved one is suffering from memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or dementia, ask what memory care resources the community has in place to keep them safe. Does the community feel safe and protected?
- What level of care does my loved one need?
Your loved one might simply want to be in their own apartment in an active community of fellow seniors, or perhaps they are in need of daily help with activities like bathing and dressing. Maybe there are medical needs that will require additional care. Ask what level of care the facility provides. Does it adequately support your loved ones’ needs?
- What is my budget compared to the cost of the community?
The cost of communities can vary widely. For example, Stellar Senior Living Communities are carefully managed to provide you with the best possible care for your budget. Ask about the fees and prices associated with what the community offers. What is your budget?
For more important questions to ask, check out the downloadable checklist below to take with you as you tour senior living communities. Here at Stellar, we provide unmatched quality care for your loved ones. With our variety of communities, there is sure to be one that your senior will love. We would love for you to be part of our family. See all of Stellar’s communities and give one a call here today!