One of those life choices where you need to get it right the first time around is choosing an assisted living community. Since it’s a long-term investment, you want the greatest fit to ensure optimal comfort over time. What then should you search for? What are the things you need to stay away from? Here are a few dos and don’ts you may wish to take into account when touring a senior housing in San Antonio, TX:
Do Have Realistic Expectations
Assisted living is exactly what it sounds like: you get assistance with activities of daily life including eating, grooming, and other normal tasks. Even if some assisted living communities are located on expansive, lush grounds, bear in mind the fundamentals and know that the community you choose should be cozy and encourage a more autonomous lifestyle than what the average nursing home provides.
Do Check About Expenses
Important: At the end of the month, you’d be shocked at the expenditures for living expenses (special services) that surface. When creating a budget, allow for unforeseen expenses so that you may remain within your comfort range. Remember to ask about such expenses during the tour.
Do Look For Red Flags
Prior to moving in, you or a loved one should watch out for any potential red flags during the tour of the retirement community. When in doubt, follow your gut; you’re looking for a safe workplace, helpful community team members (24-hour staffing), and an orderly, clean setting.
Do Enquire about Your Dietetic Needs
This information should be shared with the management team, along with any other unique senior care requirements that must be addressed, by diabetics and those who have food allergies. When you are on the tour, remember to ask if these dietary requirements can be met. Continue your search if the institution is unable to meet these requirements.
Don’t Be Mislead by the Term “Aging in Place”
A popular phrase, “aging in place,” is currently under fire from consumer organizations who claim that ill and weak seniors are always requested to leave the institution, and that certain state laws require their transfer to nursing facilities. Find out precisely what the community means when they suggest this choice and what the law permits during the tour.
Don’t Move in until You’ve Seen the Contract
Don’t be quick to decide. Steer clear of unpleasant surprises like price increases, pet-free rules, and other such things. Don’t assume you are aware of the regulations; read the small print.
Don’t Settle for Less
Enter a flexible leasing agreement and keep looking around in case anything better materializes. Refuse to put up with impolite conduct, abused rules, inadequate maintenance, etc. Despite your long-term goals, it could take more than one attempt to settle in the ideal community.
Don’t Only Consider the Proximity to Family
Your main concerns should be your requirement for comfort, safety, and cost. After main objectives are satisfied, being close to family is desirable.
Exclusive Senior Living with Discovery Village At Dominion
If you’re looking for a retirement community in San Antonio, TX, you don’t need to search any further. Our retirement home provides top-notch senior living and care options with a view of the breathtaking Texas Hill. You can relax knowing that your loved ones are getting the best care possible, including individualized care and attention and delicious gourmet meals.
To learn more about our retirement community, schedule a tour with us today!