Tips for Touring a Senior Living Community

The Top Tips for Touring a Senior Living Community

The Top Tips for Touring a Senior Living Community

There are so many reasons people have to look forward to their retirement years. It’s a chance to regain a zest for life by exploring new hobbies, reigniting old passions and just enjoying all life has to offer. But when it comes time to find a senior living community that supports the lifestyle you want; the decision can be a little overwhelming.

When it comes to touring senior living communities, it’s an experience you and your adult child can do together. That way, you have the complete support you need when it comes time to make a final decision.

The first decision you have to make is the location where you plan to retire. Once you’ve nailed down your destination, you can start booking tours at local communities. Use our tips as a guide to help you make the most of your visits.

Tips for Touring a Senior Living Community

It’s easy to become overwhelmed when touring senior living communities. They all have unique offerings, services, and amenities. If you can break things down into manageable chunks, you’ll know exactly what to look for when it comes to the important aspects of senior living.

Tips for Community Atmosphere:

  • What is the overall layout of the community?
  • Is everything you need easily accessible?
  • Is the community clean, uncluttered and fresh?
  • Are the colors and décor uplifting?

Tips for Interacting with Staff:

  • Are staff members friendly?
  • Do they have around-the-clock staffing?
  • When talking to you do they make eye contact and smile?
  • How many people are involved in resident care?

Tips for Observing Residents:

  • Are guests well-groomed and dressed appropriately?
  • Do residents seem to interact well together?
  • Do residents interact with staff members well?

Tips for Services and Amenities:

  • What is the quality of the food like?
  • What kind of scheduled activities do they have?
  • Do the events vary in size and type?
  • Does the community offer outings outside of the facility?
  • Are there museums, libraries, classrooms or other learning opportunities?

Making a Decision When Touring a Senior Living Community

The most important thing you can do when deciding between your senior living options is to ask yourself what you’re specifically looking for in your retirement years. Where will you find the highest quality of life? And most importantly, what senior living community will support you now and well into the future as your needs change?

Ultimately, you’re the only one who can make the right decision for your future.

Senior Living That Promotes Your Wellness

Retirement can be a fresh start. It’s your chance to remove the burdens of everyday living and regain your passion for life. At St. Joseph of the Pines, we make it easy to make the most out of every day with a full range of services, amenities, and activities to keep you engaged. Find out for yourself. Schedule a tour of Belle Meade and Pine Knoll to see if our North Carolina communities feel like the right fit for your retirement. Contact us today.

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