As we and our loved ones age, there comes a time to reconsider current living arrangements and decide what’s best for each individual. For some, the prospect of a move to a senior living community is an exciting chance to meet new people and get involved. For others, aging in place or with family is the best option. There are many factors that make the move to a senior living community a very personal decision for you and your loved ones.
As you begin exploring your options, it’s important to ensure a community aligns with your priorities and you ask the right questions to make an informed decision.
How do I know it’s time to make the move?
If you or a loved one needs assistance with daily living, moving into a senior living community might be a great next step. It’s important to identify your specific needs and what level of care is necessary now and in the future. Many independent living communities offer partnerships with health care professionals for individuals who need a little support but don’t require assisted living. Taking time to determine your needs and identifying communities with staff and caregivers who are equipped to handle them will save time and stress.
What kinds of floor plans are available, and what are the monthly costs per apartment?
Many senior living communities offer a number of floor plans to choose from to fit your needs. At Solstice Senior Living, we offer multiple layouts of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Often, the price of each floor plan will include the price of internet, meals, utilities, activities and rent in one monthly payment. When building a budget, be sure you understand the full scope of what’s included in a monthly payment at a senior living community, as well as all of the costs of aging in place such as lawn care, utilities, groceries and safety modifications.
What kinds of activities do you offer?
Opportunities to socialize and participate in programming are very important to enriching the lives of seniors. When touring communities, be sure to ask about activity calendars and what types of outings are offered. Every Solstice community has a Vibrant LifeⓇ director who is dedicated to coordinating daily activities such as exercise classes, book clubs, gardening groups and art classes.
Do you allow pets?
It’s important to make sure that your furry friend feels comfortable at your new home too! Before touring communities, make sure to ask if they are pet-friendly or have pet services offered.
There’s no better time than the present to begin touring senior living communities. Check out our website to find the Solstice community nearest you. https://solsticeseniorliving.com/communities/