Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Choosing an Assisted Living Community
Mistake #1: They choose a community based on location.
People often move into previous homes based on price and location since that it largely just a “real estate” decision. However, choosing an assisted living or retirement community is much more of a lifestyle decision. While it is ideal if the best community is also the one that happens to be near a senior’s current home, other factors trump location. For example, does the community provide additional services on campus if the resident’s needs change? Does the day-to-day management staff truly care about the needs of its residents? Is the community fairly priced at rates within the senior’s unique budget and financial situation? Are the amenities offered included in the rent or are these “extra” expenses going to add up and significantly impact finances on down the road? These answers and other factors become much more important that merely the location of a community as the best fit for the long term.