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How to Choose the Perfect Senior Community Housing

As we age, finding the right senior community housing becomes a significant decision — one that impacts our quality of life, well-being, and overall happiness. Whether you’re exploring options for yourself or a loved one, consider these essential steps to guide you toward the perfect fit. Learn more, and if you think Connect55+ might be right for you, contact us to schedule a tour! 

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Determine the Needed Care Level

Senior care spans a spectrum, from Independent Living Communities for active seniors to Assisted Living Communities with varying degrees of care. There are also specialized communities for Memory Care and more. Assess your needs and preferences to narrow down the best options for you or your loved one.

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Decide on a Price Point

Senior living communities come at different price points, from affordable to luxurious. Establish a realistic budget based on your available resources. Explore potential funding sources, including Veterans Benefits, long-term care insurance, Social Security, real estate assets, and more.

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Create a List of Potential Matches

Compile a list of communities that align with your care level, amenities, and budget. Consider factors like location, lifestyle services, and available activities. Tour these top choices to get a firsthand feel for each community.

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Tour Your Top Choices

Schedule visits to the communities on your list. Observe the environment, interact with staff and residents, and assess the overall atmosphere. Pay attention to cleanliness, safety measures, and the friendliness of the community.

Ask the Right Questions

During your tours, inquire about essential aspects:

  • Staff-to-Resident Ratio: Understand the level of personalized attention.
  • Amenities: Explore dining options, fitness facilities, social activities, and transportation services.
  • Healthcare Services: Learn about on-site medical care, medication management, and emergency protocols.
  • Contracts and Fees: Understand the terms, fees, and any additional costs.

How to Choose the Perfect Senior Community Housing

Find Your New Home!

We want you to find the perfect senior apartment for you — whether that’s a Connect55+ community or elsewhere! If you believe our 55-plus community might be right for you, schedule a tour at a community near you.