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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Senior Living Community

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Senior Living Community

Choosing a senior living community for your loved one can be overwhelming. There are many different factors to consider, like the proximity of activities and amenities, level of care needed, cost of living, and more. And then there's that nagging fear that you're making the wrong decision. One way to make the process easier is by asking yourself these questions before moving in: Here are some things to consider.


Levels of care

Senior care operates on a spectrum, ranging from independent Living Communities for active seniors to Assisted Living with varying degrees of care. There are also Memory Care communities and much more! Within each level, you can find different amenities that vary by senior living facility type; it's essential to choose one that suits your needs best before committing yourself to a community, so research carefully.



Senior living communities come at different price points, from affordable to very expensive for luxury lifestyles. Therefore, to avoid frustration and disappointment in the future, it is critical that you establish your budget.


Make a list

The best way to find the perfect senior community is by building an informative list of communities that meet your needs. Dig deep into what you are looking for in a retirement home, how much money has been set aside already, and which locations offer good access around town or within walking distance from public transportation stops like stores and things important to you.



One of the most important parts of being an older adult is staying active and connected. There are specific activities offered at senior centers that will help you stay social with other people, so if this matters to you, look for one in your area.


Everly House in Macomb, Illinois, has been serving as an independent living center with the security and comforts of home since 1953! The facility was constructed in the early 1950s with funds from the Everly Trust for senior living purposes. Residents enjoy spending their time in several ways - playing games in the lovely sunroom, walking the path around our landscaped pond, enjoying various programs, or just visiting over a delicious meal. We can furnish your room, or you may bring your treasures with you. So join us in one of our 30 apartments; you'll feel right at home with us!



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