How to Find the Right Senior Independent Living Community for You

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Have you decided that a senior independent living community is your best post-retirement living option? If so, you’ve made a great choice — there are a wide array of amenities, facilities and services at these communities that will make the years of your retirement some of the best you’ve ever had.

However, finding a local independent senior living home that accommodates all your individual needs and requirements for a comfortable retirement can be a daunting task, seeing as how there are approximately 16,100 of these senior living facilities across the country.

To be sure all your needs will be met when you make the move to any of the many independent senior living communities, check out this list of the four most important things to ask when choosing where to live after retirement:

Is there an active social life in this community?

Because most senior living facilities include common areas that make socialization with people your age easy, it’s a good idea to be sure you’re choosing a community that fosters this air of socialization among its residents. From regularly-scheduled trips and outings to community-wide games and social events, your ideal senior living community should offer an array of socially-focused activities so you can make friendships that last a lifetime.

Does it fit my budget?

When it comes to your post-retirement life, your budget is an important determining factor in the housing option you ultimately choose. Luckily, most retirement communities have a variety of pricing ranges designed to fit any income! You might even be surprised at how affordable a senior apartment is compared to owning a home.

Will assisted living services be provided when I need them?

Approximately 55% of the seniors currently living in retirement communities have at least one disability — and if you are one of them, you will want to choose a community that has the right services and senior living facilities available to help you live as independently as possible with your disability.

Are the staff friendly and involved in the care of residents?

If you do take advantage of assisted living services, you will want to be sure the staff of your senior living home genuinely cares about their residents. Sometimes, finding out how friendly and caring the staff is toward its residents is as easy as making a visit to the retirement community itself.

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