27 Feb 7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Retirement Community
Choosing a retirement community can be a difficult decision. Not only is it a big change from what you or your parents might be used to, it is also a commitment. For those who might not be as keen, it can be especially challenging. To help you make your transition as seamless as possible, we have compiled a list of the most important things to consider when choosing your retirement living community.
This question goes for the retirement community itself and also the surrounding area. Being familiar with the area might make the transition to assisted living easier. Look for a community that is aligned with your values, that makes you feel at home, and that has lots to offer. For example, Le Pavillon, a Peachtree Senior Living retirement community 30 minutes from Ottawa, is nestled in the charming small town of Embrun backing on to the beautiful and picturesque Castor River. This location offers residents the country charm that makes you feel right at home, surrounded by mature trees and historic homes.
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Finding a retirement community that cares about your physical and mental health is paramount. Look for a community that provides a holistic approach to healthcare programs that involve ongoing assessments and extensive family communication. We always recommend looking for a residence that provides personalized care, tailored to you or your love one, as this can help with the transition and changing needs over time.
Do Your Research on Service Offerings
Ensure you know what is included and what is not. One of the perks of moving into an assisted living community is the plethora of services available to residents, often around the clock. These services might include 24-hour staff care, home cooked meals and snacks, recreational activities and exercise, religious activities, housekeeping, laundry services, 24-hour emergency response systems, administered medications, nursing assessments, dietary assessments, wellness programs and even hair salon services. These services will keep you busy, provide opportunities for meeting new friends and ensure your health is optimized! At Peachtree Senior Living, all of our service offerings are included.
Quality Programming is Key!
The quantity and quality of programming varies greatly from community to another. A wide variety of programs helps keep residents healthy and active, and they should be enjoyable. These programs can range from physical programs like fitness, walking clubs and mini golf, to spiritual ones like church and prayer services, to social ones like movie nights, shopping tips and game nights.
How Does the Food Measure Up?
Delicious and nutritious food is a necessary part of a healthy retirement! When looking into retirement living, ensure the community you visit has high-quality, red seal chefs onsite who prepare fresh meals daily. Ensuring there are several dining options to choose from and nutritional support if you should need it is the best way to set yourself up for nutritional success. Some communities even offer a complementary meal when you book your tour!
Take A Tour!
By taking a tour, you can get the feel of the residence and start to imagine what a day living there might look like. You can ask to see different types of rooms that might be available, the community amenities like the games, exercise, craft rooms, the lounges and dining areas and even what the outdoor space looks like.
Consider Long-Term Options
The single greatest benefit of assisted living is that you can still maintain your independence while having access to available, qualified, caring staff at any time. At Peachtree Senior Living group of homes, it’s “Your Home, Your Way”. Whether you are looking for peace and serenity or fun and companionship…it’s all about choice.
Each and every day our dedicated staff with serving hearts strive to bring new experiences to our residents enriching their lives further. Contact us to learn more about the Peachtree Living Group of homes.