Easy Ways to Start Your Senior Living Search

You might feel hesitant to start the search for senior living. Maybe your loved one feels they are not ready to move into senior living, or maybe you just don’t know where to start. Whatever the case, you should become familiar with the search process so that you can be better prepared for the future.

Here are some easy first steps to take in your senior living search:

Learn About the Types of Senior Living

In order to choose the right type of senior living, it’s important to understand the options available. Generally, the term “senior living” includes a wide range of housing and care options. Each provides housing, dining, activities, and support. Among the different types of senior living are:

Independent Living: Adults who are active and independent and don’t have any health problems should consider this type of senior living. The benefits of independent living are similar to those of apartment living, but with an added bonus of housekeeping, dining, and social activities. 

Assisted Living: Assisted living communities aim to help individuals live as independently as possible while offering assistance. People who need assistance with one or more activities of daily living (ADLs) should consider this type of senior living. 

Memory Care: This type of care is provided to people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Their services and support will be similar to assisted living, but they’ll also receive specialized memory care and cognitive stimulation. 

With a basic understanding of the types of care available, you can narrow down your search and choose the one that is right for your loved one.

Read Online Reviews

Have you found a community that interests you? See what former residents and their families have to say about the community you’re considering on Caring.com, SeniorAdvisor.com, or even Angie’s List.

Schedule Tours

Nothing gives you a better understanding of a community than seeing it for yourself. Verify that the community is offering tours at the moment. Despite the convenience of virtual tours, in-person visits will give you a more personal sense of a community.

Finding the right senior living community for your loved one can be a challenge. You want to make sure they are in the right hands and are provided with the best possible care. Our team at The Lodge at Natchez Trace provides experienced around-the-clock care and respectful assistance throughout daily activities. Every resident in our intimate community is guaranteed our most thoughtful and undivided attention. Schedule a tour of our community today!

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