Apartments that are only dedicated to the living of elders are called senior apartments. These apartments are designed according to the requirement and needs of senior people.
Benefits of senior apartments: (1)
Seniors move to senior apartments due to their benefits and their convenience. Here is a short view of living in a senior apartment.
Living in senior apartments gives you a lot of free time that you can’t have living in your homes such as maintenance of yard, cleaning, and housekeeping, etc. You can utilize this spare time in relaxing, socializing, and doing your favorite activities that are mandatory to live happily.
They also offer different amenities that can also save your precious time such as salons, banks, and gyms that are close to your apartment.
The convenience of cooking at home or dining in the restaurant:
You have both options available when you need to eat. You can either cook at home or go outside for a delightful lunch or dinner at any restaurant. Many apartments are designed with the facility of a terrace. You can also enjoy your meal by sitting outside on the terrace to enjoy the beautiful weather. Chefs are available there to serve you a delicious omelet or anything else you wish to eat. If you love cooking you can prepare your meal for yourself and your friends.
Activities Galore at CCRCs:
SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES offer a schedule for your daily activity for a week. There are special events, courses, volunteer services that keep you busy all the year. You can find your neighbours who can share their activities with you. No one will ever feel lonely living there and you even have to go to the club alone. Your neighbours are part of your happiness and sorrows. They celebrate your birthday and special occasion with you.
Safety in and out of the apartment:
Senior apartment communities focus on the security of your apartment when you are staying in and when you are outside the apartment. For your safety they have arranged GRAB BARS in the bathroom, surfaces are made non-slippery and an active emergency call system is available to help you 24/7.
Special security staff will look after the residents and they will help you whenever you need assistance. During this pandemic of COVID-19, apartments were the safest place for adults to stay in quarantine as they don’t need to go out and they can easily communicate with others while staying inside.
Lower cost than owning a home:
When you live in senior apartments, your cost spends on the maintenance of your own house is reduced dramatically. You don’t have to pay the maintenance cost whether it is about the problem in the lock system, sink blockage, or damaged thermostat. All the repairs will be paid for by the lead person of senior apartments.
Some communities of senior living don’t charge you for repairs and other maintenance. While some communities charge you little with the rent and rest of them are paid by the community. You don’t have to pay the tax of property or assets when you live in senior apartments.
How to find a great senior living community near you? (2)
When you look at advertisement brochures of senior living communities, you started thinking about yourself or your loved one. Always make the right and wise decision before selecting any community. Here are some tips that can help you with your searching and selecting.
- Read reviews and comments:
The Internet has made searching easier so far. But sometimes it can be tricky for you at the same time when you become double-minded. Never make your decision only based on stars rated. Read the comments and reviews by reviewers or customers about the community and its services. If you are already living in a RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, then reviews will work best for you to make a final decision about the selection.
What you should look for?
- Positive reviews generally
- Appreciation stories about the staff
- Successful stores of the residents
- Positive feedback of their employees
- Schedule a visit:
When you have completed your search it is suggested to plan your visit to see the environment of the communities personally. You should make at least one visit to the communities but it would be better if you go multiple times. It will help you to personalize your opinion that what you see and feel about the people you meet there.
What should you look for?
- Welcoming environment
- Interaction from resident to resident
- Interaction between staff and residents
- Activities and laughter
- Cleanliness and attention they paid.
- Connect with families, staff, and residents:
When you have moved to the senior living community you should interact with staff, residents, and families visiting there. If you want to live happily there, make plans with residents for lunch or dinner so that a community can.be formed. If you want your relative or family member to move there, then connect with any other family who already has a senior of the same age group already living in a senior apartment. You can plan that meet at lunch or at a coffee place. This will help you to figure out the internal atmosphere of such communities.
What should you look for?
- The behaviour of the staff
- Stories of the residents
- Satisfaction of the senior living in community
- Satisfaction of their loved ones or relatives
- Get the facts:
Being an educated person you should know all the facts about senior apartments. It is essential to look for the NATIONAL REGULATORY and APPLICABLE STATE for such communities. You can also check awards by the award-winning programs that can be available on the sites. You can gather information from NON-BIASED PARTIES such as agencies etc. This will help you to make a right decision before moving or choosing senior apartments.
What should you look for?
- Surveys of the state you are living
- National and local accreditation
- Involvement of community
- Excellence and innovation of programs