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Top Questions to Ask When Touring Senior Living Communities

Visiting a senior living community for yourself or your aging loved one can feel overwhelming. To start, compile a list of questions and important must-haves as you start to tour different communities in your area. The following questions can you help get a better idea of what life at each community could look like and help you narrow down the right place to call home.

What are my living options?
As you begin your search for a senior living community to call home, consider what type of living arrangement would best suit your needs. At Country Place Senior Living, residents reside in one of our beautifully designed private suites, complete with a kitchen unit, emergency call system, large windows and built-in safety features, like bathroom grab rails. Residents can choose from four spacious floor plans designed with comfort, safety and independence in mind.

What are my options for dining?
When selecting the right senior living community, the quality and availability of food should be a big factor in your decision making. Does the menu feature diverse and healthy options? Will the community cater to special dietary needs? During your visit, ask to see the menus and try a few meals while you’re there. At Country Place, residents enjoy three home-cooked meals a day in a comfortable, restaurant-style dining room.

What is included with the cost?
Before you tour a senior living community, it is important that you have a good idea of your monthly budget. While you are touring the facility, ask about fees and what is included in the monthly cost. Often, communities will include utilities, amenities, transportation and more in the monthly rent.

What happens when a senior needs more care?
As seniors get older, their need for care and assistance will likely increase. Moving is hard at any age, but even more so for older adults. Will you or your loved one be able to receive more care at the community or will they be required to move again?

Country Place Senior Living offers three levels of care. They vary by state, but each is crafted to allow maximum freedom and independence. Our friendly, fully trained staff can provide as much or as little assistance as you or your loved one requires.

What kinds of activities and amenities are available for residents?
During your tour, ask about the community’s available amenities, activities and social events. At Country Place, we offer a wide range of events and activities for residents to engage the body and mind. Each Country Place residence employs a full-time activities director to develop and actively oversee a robust Life Enrichment Program. Similarly, residents have access to a variety of comfort-enhancing amenities within the community including a spacious courtyard, full-service laundry room, quiet libraries, exercise room and more for living enjoyment!

Choosing a senior living community is a big decision. Make the most of your community tours by being prepared, having a list of questions to ask, and making notes of anything important to you. With these questions in mind, you can get the most value from your tour, which will ultimately make your decision process easier. 

To learn more about Country Place Senior Living, contact us today to set up an in-person tour.

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