Hurricane Ian Update

With the impending arrival of Hurricane Ian in Florida, we would like you to know that it is our goal to shelter in place unless ordered to evacuate by authorities. Families will be notified by each community regarding specific plans should evacuation occur. Our communities are equipped with large generators and sufficient fuel supplies in the event of loss of power. Our company philosophy is that residents will be better served, safer, and less anxious if they are able to stay at our communities in familiar surroundings with staff available to see them through the storm. Residents may also want to stay with family members and if this is the case, please arrange with the on-site team at their community. Please feel free to speak with the Executive Director or any of the Senior leadership at the community if you have questions. Best regards and stay safe. We will update after the storm has passed.

Choosing a Senior Living Community

Choosing a Senior Living Community

Making the transition to a senior living community can be exciting yet stressful. There's an abundance of options, and it's not always clear which path is best for you or a loved one. Knowing what to plan for and the right questions to ask can ease concerns and reduce stress while searching for a new home in a senior living community.

Here is a list of items to consider before making the transition to a senior living community:

Meal Options:  Determine what meal options are available, as well as limitations in times that meals are served. Look at a dining menu while you are there and ask to drop by for lunch or dinner to enjoy a dining experience first-hand. Ask to see all cafes and bistros where small snacks, small meals or grab and go foods would be served. Bring a friend to gain a second opinion.

Short-Term Stays:  This can be a great way to see how well you or your loved one interacts with the staff and residents of a community. Ask to stay for the day and observe how well the culture of the community combines with you or your loved one's lifestyle and personality.

Home Sweet Home:  A conversation about what furniture and home items to bring with you or your loved one needs to happen before making the transition. Now is the time to find out if the community has any limitations on pets, appliances, kitchen items, space, etc. that would cause an unwelcome change in lifestyle.

Staff Support:  A friendly and caring team of staff is essential in making a smooth transition to a senior living community. Take the time to meet staff members and talk to current residents about their experiences in the community. Also visit online review websites such as Yelp or Caring.com to see what others have said about working with the staff at your prospective community.

Social Activities:  Ask for a community activity calendar and see what types of activities are available. Look for businesses that are of interest to you or your loved one. Ask the staff about how often new activities or events are introduced.

Peace of Mind:  Find out if the community provides a 24/7 emergency response system. Knowing that you or your loved one has support around the clock is essential to enjoying a high quality of life.

Regardless of what community you decide upon, maintaining independence with peace of mind is the key to finding a good fit. Keeping these points on hand while searching for a senior living community can help guide you towards a community that exceeds the standards of life you or your loved one deserves.

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Your Family Decision Toolkit

Deciding on a senior living community is a journey filled with many questions. We are here to provide you and your family with the answers you need before finding the community that fits your lifestyle.

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Your Guide to Memory Care

The sheer number of senior living options can be overwhelming for older adults and their children. It's important to know the facts about each one in order to determine which is the best fit for you or a senior loved one.

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