As you’re trying to decide which senior living community is right for you, one of the most important steps in the process is taking an on-site tour. You’ll get a real sense of the campus, hopefully meet a few residents, and have in-depth conversations with team members. Moving to a great community can enhance your days and help you meet future friends, so you want a campus, a lifestyle and a management team that give you confidence.
Finding the right community starts with asking the right questions. In the midst of a campus tour, many people get swept up in the new sights and experiences, and they forget some of the questions they wanted to ask. We recommend you bring notes with you to make sure your tour is as fruitful as possible. To help, we’ve provided a list of some questions to ask an independent living facility that can help you make an informed decision.
Questions to Ask an Independent Living Facility
1. What are your prices and contract options?
a. Does your community require an entrance fee?
b. What floor plans are available?
c. Which services and amenities are included in the monthly fee?
d. Which services and amenities are offered a la carte?
2. What activities, clubs and committees do you provide?
a. Is there a lot of resident participation in activities?
b. Can residents set up new clubs or committees?
3. What dining venues are available?
a. How does the chef accommodate special diets?
b. Which meals are included in the dining plans?
c. How do I request meals in my residence?
4. How do you keep residents safe?
a. Is there a security system on campus?
b. What are your safety protocols for contagious diseases?
5. How do you keep residents healthy?
a. What fitness programs do you offer?
b. Does the chef source fresh ingredients?
6. If my health care needs change, what levels of care are available?
a. Do you offer senior rehabilitation?
b. Do you offer assisted living?
c. Do you offer skilled nursing?
d. Do you offer memory care?
If you don’t have time to ask all the questions you want answered during your first campus visit, you can always schedule another visit. You can explore different available floor plans to discover which one is right for you. Ask to be put in touch with some of the residents to find out what they love about living at their senior living community. If you’re looking for a smart independent living neighborhood in Lincolnshire, Illinois, we would love to host you on a tour of Sedgebrook. Bring any and all questions to ask an independent living facility. We would be happy to answer them and share with you our vibrant culture and beautiful campus. Contact us to set up your tour.