What to Look For

You wouldn’t buy a house without doing a walk-through first, right? You shouldn’t commit to an assisted living community before you go on a tour, either.


Meeting the staff, residents, and, often, family members is one of the best ways to learn about the community. You’ll quickly learn that when it comes to assisted living communities, if you’ve seen one, you haven’t seen them all — you’ve seen one assisted living community.


While touring each community, try to absorb as much information as possible. Pay attention to what you’re seeing, hearing, smelling, and feeling. You want to get a good feel for what each community is really like, not just what its advertising says about it.


What to Ask

Although each community is unique, there are common questions to ask when touring any assisted living community, from questions about cost and care to questions about activities and amenities.


Worried about keeping track of the top elements to look for? Here is a checklist with over 100 important questions to ask when touring an assisted living community so you can determine which will be the one that makes your loved one feel happy and at home.


Before your visit, review the checklist, and underline or circle the questions you care most about, as well as cross off any that aren’t relevant to you.

Make sure you take your time and ask as many questions until you feel satisfied that you understand all the options, policies, and benefits of the assisted living community.

Don’t be shy! This is an important decision. Knowing the answers will make you feel confident in your final decision.

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