- Finding the Right Option
- What Level of Care Do I Need?
- When is it the Right Time for Senior Living?
- How Do I Find the Right Senior Living Community?
- Financial Planning
- Average Cost of Senior Living
- Helpful Financial Resources
- Understanding Medicare Coverage
- Veterans Benefits
- Having the Conversation
- How to Prepare for the Conversation
- Helping the Conversation Go Smoothly
- Next Steps After the Conversation
How Do I Find the Right Senior Living Community?
So you’re ready to do your research, weigh your options and make a decision. While the journey can be difficult to start, once you’ve decided that senior living is right for you, you’ll often feel a relief knowing that you’re about to embark on your next great adventure.
But what happens now?
Next is picking a place. But don’t worry. Because we’ve got years of experience helping seniors find the perfect fit, we have a few tips and tricks to make the process as smooth as possible.
Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing the Right Senior Living Community
There are several things you need to think through before you make a final decision on your next place to hang your hat. But don’t worry. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you find the community that’s right for you.
What Life Is Like at Brookdale
Part of picking a senior living community is feeling confident that you’re going to find the lifestyle you want. Here’s a look at what you can expect out of your future senior living home base.
Most of our locations have multiple apartment floor plans so you can choose the layout that best suits your lifestyle. Each one has an abundance of natural light and ample storage space so you can bring along any prized possessions or family heirlooms that will make your new space feel just like home sweet home. You can even choose between a private or companion suite, depending on your budget or the amount of social interaction you crave.
And because we understand that your animals are important members of the family, many of our locations are pet-friendly. But to be on the safe side, it’s always good to check with the individual campus before you start packing up all of Fido’s toys.
You can expect to find a surprising number of activities, events, and excursions on every community social calendar. In fact, after you move in, you can even play an active role in choosing what shows up on the agenda. Whether you want to jumpstart your day with a workout or have a loved one who could benefit from brain-stimulating games or a round of dominos, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
We even provide a series of signature programs that are exclusive to our communities. Learn more about those here.
We all know that a great meal is one of life’s purest pleasures, which is why we believe dining well plays a big role in living well. While each community has its own dining programs, residents across all of our care levels can enjoy restaurant-style dining with chef-inspired meals in beautiful dining rooms designed to feel warm and inviting. Each day gives you or your loved one the opportunity to savor flavorful and nutritious meals, from appetizers and entrees right down to mouth-watering desserts.
And for our residents in dementia care, we go even further to make them feel as comfortable as possible, providing a wide range of dementia-friendly dining details. And don’t worry, we have members of our kind and compassionate care team on deck to assist anyone who could use a little extra help.
Our care team is very involved in the day-to-day lives of our residents. You'll have staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to be alerted to an emergency. We make a point to hire people who are passionate about providing you or your loved one with the enriching and caring experience you deserve. Then, we provide them with ongoing training opportunities. That’s why we think you’ll notice each team member is willing to go above and beyond to make sure you can enjoy the retirement of your dreams.
Studies have shown that many seniors who live alone struggle with feelings of depression due to social isolation. That’s one of the big reasons some of our residents chose to move to a community in the first place. Life at a senior living community presents a wonderful opportunity to connect with people who share your common interests. And because we have so many activities, from dancing lessons and storytelling to cooking classes and book clubs, you’re bound to find people who share the same passions as you.
How Can We Help?
We’d love to help walk you through the process and share a few of our senior living options, so feel free to give us a call. We’re always here to listen, and we’d love to help you find the perfect fit so you can enjoy the retirement of your dreams.