July 18: THE RECIPE FOR A GREAT SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
Moving to a senior living community may be a big transition, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one—especially when you consider the peace of mind and security that can come with this new chapter in your life. By finding the community that’s right for you, not only are you finding a new place to call home, you’re also finding friendship, opportunity, and much more. Here are some helpful characteristics to look for as you select the community that’s best for you.
Feels like home
The best communities shouldn’t feel like senior living. They should feel like home. Whether it’s the décor, the people, the location, the opportunities, or something dear and personal to you, there are a lot of components that make a home a home. As you start this new chapter in your life and begin considering the community that’s right for you, it’s important to remember, everything doesn’t have to be the same as your old home, but that doesn’t mean it has to be completely different either. Look for details that are comfortable and familiar to you. In many cases, a great community will allow you to add a personal touch or even customize your new home how you like it.
A sense of community
As important as financial security or amenities are, perhaps the greatest benefit of moving into a senior living community is the many friends you will make while there. Whether it be events and socials or just connecting at meals, the best communities often have an engaged group of residents that are eager to build meaningful relationships and share in life’s joys with one another. Many communities even have space and areas set aside for hobbies, activities, social interaction, and more. All with the intent of providing you the opportunity to pursue the things you like with people you love.
Having access to quality healthcare is definitely a significant advantage of living in a Life Plan Community. Whether you are looking for fitness and healthy diet options or planning for impending care possibilities, simply knowing your health needs will be met now, as well as in the future, is peace of mind that can’t be found in too many other places.
When choosing a senior living community, safety is another important piece to the puzzle, an one that is not overlooked within a Life Plan Community. Part of living comfortably and peacefully is knowing your safety needs are constantly being met. As such, there are some basic security measures that you should look for as you select the community that’s right for you:
- Secure entrances and exits
- Safe, accessible walkways around campus
- In-home emergency response alert cords
- Well-lit hallways and rooms
- On-staff EMT staff
If you’re just starting your search for a senior living community or just considering your options, find more helpful information about the benefits of moving into a Life Plan Community by calling (801) 758-3138 or visit summitvista.com to request your free information kit.