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Retirement communities are best for elders that are unable to care for themselves or seniors who are looking for more maintenance free living. Here are some things you should keep in mind while looking for a senior living facility near you. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How to Find the Best Retirement Communities Near You?


1
How to Find the Best Retirement Communities Near
You?
2
What is Retirement Community
  • Retirement community is an umbrella term for
    all senior care facilities including assisted
    living, congregate housing, senior co-housing,
    and mobile or subsidized homes. All forms of
    retirement communities provide accommodations,
    meals, and basic healthcare services to it's
    residents. These facilities are best for elders
    that are unable to care for themselves or seniors
    who are looking for more maintenance free living.

3
Things You Should Keep in Mind While Looking For
a Senior Living Facility
  • Check out some important tips you should keep
    in mind while looking for a senior living
    facility near you

4
Visit the Community
  •  
  • Visit the assisted living communities near
    you. It will give you an idea about what is
    generally offered in your area and make it easier
    to find a good fit. if you are looking for a
    loved one, you can bring them along too so that
    they can be part of the decision-making process.

5
Meet the Staff and Residents
  • While touring the community, meet some of the
    staff as well as the seniors living there. Try to
    see how the staff cares for the residents and if
    they are happy with their jobs. Ask about
    staff-to-resident ratio and if staff members are
    available around the clock.
  • Talk to the residents to see how they feel
    about the facility. Are they enjoying their time
    there? Is the staff supportive and caring? Do
    they enjoy the services that are provided?

6
Check Out The Environment
  • Does the senior care facility offer a
    home-like environment to its residents? Check out
    the types of suites available there. Each
    community provides various options some have
    individual apartments with a kitchen and
    bathrooms, while others provide shared rooms.
    Also look into the storage spaces available in
    their rooms. Make sure the rooms are
    well ventilated and let in natural light. The
    rooms should not look gloomy. A pleasant room
    with basic amenities will let your elder feel
    more comfortable.

7
Take a Note of Safety Features
  • Besides amenities and services, make sure the
    facility follows security codes. Look for the
    things like fire extinguishers, smoke detectors,
    sprinklers, emergency escapes and call systems.
    Check if the grounds are well lit and maintained.
    The hallways should be wide enough for easy
    passing for walkers and wheelchairs and the
    bathrooms should have grab bars.

8
What Does Their Services Include
  • Do they provide just three meals a day or are
    there additional meals? Is there a washer and
    dryer in the unit? Do they provide medical
    assistance? Do they provide cable TV and Internet
    service? Do they provide personal care for your
    daily needs?

9
Know About the Prices
  • The cost of senior living in St. Louis varies
    based on the services and the level of care. Know
    about the charges for the specific services. Many
    US states allow their citizens to use Medicaid to
    pay for assisted living. If your elders income
    is below 12,000 a year, he or she can qualify
    for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
    Development 202 and Section 8 senior housing to
    get subsidies on the rent for assisted living.
  • Hopefully these tips will help you find the best
    retirement community near you
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