3 Tips for Choosing an Assisted Living Community That Feels Like Home
Choosing an assisted living community is an important decision. This community will be your new home, possibly for the rest of your life. So it’s important to choose an assisted living community that feels like home. But how can you do that? The short answer is to look at the offered assisted living amenities. You want to make sure wherever you move meets your needs. To help you in your decision, here are three tips for choosing an assisted living community that feels like home.
1. Make Sure You Like the Location
The location of the assisted living community should be one that you feel comfortable in. Choose a community that is not too far away from your family, because the closer they are, the more frequently and easily they can visit. The location of the community is also important if you enjoy going out to eat, shopping, exploring museums and other cultural centers, and so on. If this is important to you, choose a location that is not far from a city (and that provides transportation). If you enjoy spending time in nature, make sure the community meets those needs as well. Opt for a community that offers outdoor courtyards or walking paths.
2. Check Out the Amenities Offered
For an assisted living community to feel like home, it needs to be more than just a place to sleep. The assisted living amenities offered will help to make the new community feel more comfortable. Make sure there is a wide array of amenities offered. For instance, at Solterra Senior Living, we offer amenities such as an on-site wellness center, restaurant-style dining, a private library, media rooms, activity programs, scenic paths and courtyards, a billiard room, a full-service beauty salon, and computer stations. We even allow small pets in our community. If there are many options available, you’ll be able to do something a little different every day.
3. Go On a Tour
Going on a tour of an assisted living community before choosing to live there is an important part of the decision-making process. On a tour, you will get to see the community for yourself and even meet the staff and other residents. You can get a feel for things and can see if it could one day feel like home. You’ll also get to see all of the assisted living amenities in person and make sure the community has activities you will be interested in.
The above three tips will help you choose an assisted living community to move to that will feel like home. We work hard here at Solterra to ensure our residents consider our senior living community home, and we know that you will feel at home here too. We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about our community, the areas we are located in, and the assisted living amenities offered. You can even schedule a tour to come and see our community for yourself.