The decision to move to an assisted living community is a life-changing one. As such, it is important to organize your thoughts and prioritize the important factors that will affect your decision. The earlier you start your research, the less chaotic your move will be and the easier it will be to acclimatize to the new environment. We know it’s difficult to know how to select the best assisted living community, so we created this guide to help you with your choice.
The first step in selecting the right assisted living community is to determine if the location is right for you. You will have to decide whether you would want to live in an assisted living community near your original home, near your relatives or friends, or if you are willing to move into a new area for a better assisted living community. There are also other factors to consider such as the taxes, cost of living, and surrounding environment of that area.
Amenities and Services
Once you have chosen the location you would like to move to, the next step is to create a list of amenities and services that you think you’ll require in assisted living. Be realistic about your wants and needs. Match these requirements with the amenities and services that will satisfy them. This will be the rough guide of what amenities and services you should look out for when hunting for an assisted living community.
Now that you have narrowed down your search to the assisted living communities that best meet your needs, you will have to be mindful of costs. Make a general outline of the costs required for you to comfortably live in the assisted living community for an extended period of time. Contact these communities for a detailed breakdown of their costs, some might include hidden fees that you wouldn’t know about until it’s time to pay. The best assisted living communities are upfront and transparent about their annual fees and have a guarantee that these fees won’t increase for a certain number of years. You should also keep in mind the costs that you will accrue making your move.
Schedule a Tour
The best way to know if the assisted living community is right for you is to directly experience what the community is like. A good assisted living community provides extensive tours through their grounds so that you can get a feel of how it is like to live there. You can also talk to their current residents to get an honest review of the place. Make sure to prepare a list of questions to ask their team members so that you can get answers straight from those who know the place best.
Assisted Living at TerraBella Asheboro
We at TerraBella Asheboro are dedicated to providing the best assisted living experience for our residents. Our community is safe and social. We have a team of caring professionals, a selection of fun activities, delicious and nutritious meals, and resort-style amenities. Contact us through our online form or schedule a tour with us to learn more about our assisted living community!