5 Tips for Choosing a Senior Living Community

seniors enjoying a yoga session at their senior living community

Choosing a senior living community is not unlike choosing a new home or apartment. There are many things to take into consideration for the place you’ll call home.

Start with these five things:

Cost

Just like you’ve shopped for mortgages and rent that fit within your budget, the cost of a senior living community is one of the biggest factors to consider. But beyond just the total cost, take into account what that cost includes (such as meal plans or cable TV) and compare it with your own total cost of living.

Amenities

As with any place you’ve lived, deciding on a senior living community includes a judgement of floor plans, design and available amenities such as a pool, spa, gym and more.  

Level of independence

There are varying levels of independence found within senior living communities and older adults all have different needs as it relates to care and supervision. Look for one that offers the level of independence you desire today but includes options for the care you might need in the future.

Activities

Perhaps the best part of senior living communities is the selection of activities offered. Whether you enjoy playing sports, participating in the arts, learning or just about anything else, you can typically find it in a senior living community. Of course, you’ll want to choose a community that offers the kinds of things you like to do.

Proximity and transportation

As they say in real estate: location, location, location. If you have grown children or other family members in the area, you might keep the proximity of a senior living community in mind during the decision-making process. You should also size up any transportation services offered by the community as a means for you to get out and around.  

Take a Tour

Now that you have an idea of some of the basics to look for, schedule a tour to see how Cambridge Village of Apex measures up. This senior living community is located in the heart of Apex, NC, a town that has racked up awards for “best place to live,” “number-one small town” and “best place to move.”   

Come visit us and choose a better way to retire.

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