We understand that you want to live out your golden years in comfort and style. One of the best ways to do that is to find a community that provides exceptional senior living through quality healthcare and social activities that keep the mind engaged, the body active, and the spirit fulfilled. But it can be difficult deciding which home is right for you or your loved one. So here are a few of our tips for finding exceptional senior living.
Check with Local Agencies
If you’re uncertain where to start, check with your local office on aging or another organization that works with seniors. Your local agency should be able to make recommendations or point you in the right direction. These types of agencies typically have resource guides as well. These guides are helpful for not only locating a senior living community, but also for providing valuable information on an array of organizations that provide assistance to older adults and their families.
The Arizona Attorney General’s office is also a good place to check for resources on senior living. In addition to providing helpful tips on topics such as life care planning or avoiding scams, the Attorney General’s office keeps track of agencies with consumer complaints. You can contact the office to inquire about a particular senior living home and find out whether there have been any complaints made against the community. It’s a good first step, but only the beginning of finding a home that offers exceptional senior living.
Do Your Research
You can never be too careful or too thorough in your search for a senior living home. That’s why it’s important to do your research. Be sure to thoroughly vet any recommendations you receive for senior living communities.
Ask friends and neighbors, for instance, if they’ve had any experience with senior living homes, and if so, ask them for their opinion and advice. Check online reviews and see what other people have to say about any senior living homes you are considering. A home that offers exceptional senior living should have five-star reviews.
Once you have a few senior living homes in mind, give them a call to learn more about them. Ask what healthcare services they provide, what features and amenities they offer, as well as the pricing structure, and whether any financial assistance is available. This should help you find out what senior living home is within your budget and able to provide you the type of care you need.
Plan an In-Person Visit
It’s great to get as much information over the phone as possible. But once you do, it’s important to follow up with an in-person visit. There’s nothing like exploring a senior living home in-person. You can walk the grounds and speak with the other residents. This will give you a feel for the community and how happy those who live there are. You can also see firsthand the location and amenities, as well as meet the care team. It will help you know whether this is the place you or your loved one want to call home.
If you feel the Mission at Agua Fria is the place you would like to settle, we’d be more than happy to show you around. There’s much to explore here, from our onsite beauty salon to our game room to our theater and more. We provide the full package, which begins and ends with exceptional senior living.