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Your Senior Living Journey: Discovering the Ideal Community for Your Lifestyle

Finding a senior living community that suits your sophisticated lifestyle requires thoughtful research and preparation up front, but the rewards are well worth the effort. This simple guide is designed to assist you in preparing for your next adventurous chapter in life by helping you define your priorities and craft a personalized tour plan, while considering future needs.

Defining Your Priorities

Before you embark on your senior living journey, create a list of must-haves tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Here are some examples.

  • Customizable residence that I can decorate.
  • Modern fitness center with group fitness options.
  • Varied dining choices, including on-site fine dining.
  • Ample outdoor space to walk and stay active.
  • On-site access to care, if needed.

Those are just a few examples of some things that you might consider non-negotiable, especially when choosing between high-end continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).

Developing Your Want List

Next, develop a list of wants—nice to haves that aren’t deal breakers in your senior living decision but contribute to your overall satisfaction. Available services and amenities will differ between senior living communities and creating a want list can help you evaluate and compare.

Crafting a Personalized Tour Plan

Once you’ve narrowed down your list of senior living community options, we highly recommend scheduling tours at your top choices to help evaluate your selections. Prepare questions in advance that explore your list of must-haves and wants.

Here are some examples of questions to ask during your senior living tour.

  • What would an ideal day look like in your community?
  • What services or amenities set you apart from other communities?
  • Could you provide more information about [specific service or amenity]?
  • Are there on-site fine dining options and may I experience a meal there?
  • What are the most luxurious experiences you offer?

Questions about pricing and on-site health services are, of course, all fair game. There really are no wrong questions to ask during your senior living tour. All specific community details will assist during this crucial decision-making stage.

Considering Future Needs

In an ideal scenario, the senior living community you choose now will be a long-term residence. That means you’ll also want to consider your future needs. Is on-site care available, in the event you ever need it? And what is the quality of care like?

Supported living options at senior living communities may include things like rehabilitation after injury or skilled nursing if you find yourself needing expert care. On-site health services ensure you won’t have to venture far from home when expert care is required.

Consulting With Family & Advisors

Choosing a senior living community is a major life decision and that’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to consult with trusted family members or financial advisors before committing. Consider asking a family member to accompany you on your senior living tours. Meanwhile, a qualified financial advisor can help review contracts and answer questions.

Discover More at Harbour’s Edge

At Harbour’s Edge, a luxurious senior living community in Delray Beach, Florida, we are committed to providing our residents the best independent living experiences. From exceptional residences to upscale dining experiences and high-end services and amenities, we think you’ll find a lot to love about our community. We invite you to schedule a tour and fully immerse yourself in our elegance and sophistication.

Contact us or complete the form below to learn more about life at Harbour’s Edge.

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