So, you’ve started the search for senior housing, and may have even narrowed down your list to a handful of possibilities. That’s fantastic. But there’s still lots of work to do to find that perfect community, and the task can sometimes seem daunting.
One vital step that can not be overlooked is visiting a community in person. And, really, one visit often isn’t enough. A first visit will usually be a scheduled tour, which is a good way to get an overall view of a community and to ask questions of staff members. But a second, unscheduled visit can also be extremely helpful. This visit can give
There are certain things you’ll want to look for on every tour, no matter what type of community you’re looking for. The neighborhood, the parking, the overall cleanliness, the safety features throughout, the quality of food, the size of an apartment-these are all things you’ll want to keep a close eye on during any visit to any community. And there are plenty of other things to watch out for, too.
But not every community is alike. Depending on the needs of you or your loved one, you may be looking for a community that specializes in assisted living, or memory care, or a nursing home. For that reason, SeniorHomes.com has tour checklists available for many different housing types:
When you think you’re ready to visit a community, we invite you to call one of our Care Advisors, who can help set up your tours and answer any other questions you may have. And when the time comes to take a tour, bring along one of our handy checklists to help spot things you may have otherwise missed.