Choosing the right assisted living community for yourself or someone you love is a significant life decision. As a result, you want to consider the impact that this change will have on quality of life, health and overall wellness.
Making an informed decision doesn’t have to be challenging, though. By preparing questions to ask on community tours, you’ll be able to navigate crucial conversations with staff, explore amenities and services and find the perfect home for your family.
Astral at Franklin’s assisted living community in Franklin, IN, is a place where life begins again. We’re a hometown community with heart – centered around the way residents want to live.
Here are some important questions to ask along the way to help you prepare for your next assisted living community visit.
Different communities cater to various levels of care, ranging from no assistance to comprehensive care services designed for those with memory-related conditions. Many communities have the following levels of senior living:
Ask about the care services provided in each community you visit to ensure services align with your needs. Inquire about the community’s ability to accommodate health changes over time; this way, no matter what level of care you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to elevate to a different level if needed. If a community requires an assessment of care needs, ask questions about how these assessments are conducted.
Think back to your first major move, whether you were finding your first house or choosing the perfect home to raise your family. What kind of environment were you searching for outside of your living space? What was your ideal location? How did you make sure your chosen home was close to the places or attractions you’re interested in?
A senior living community’s environment, inside and outside of the community, can drastically impact a person’s quality of life and general happiness. Inquire about accessibility, security and maintenance services available. Observe all aspects of the atmosphere:
These observations can provide valuable insights into daily life in the community and help you imagine what your day-to-day might look like.
Engaging in social activities and enriching opportunities can enhance any older adult’s quality of life. In fact, studies have shown a strong correlation between healthy aging and participating in leisure activities that have a purposeful meaning.
Ask to look at a recent activity calendar to gauge the kind of activities, groups and social events offered on a regular basis. It can also be helpful to talk to current residents to get their input on community activities and programs.
Also, be sure to explore the on-site amenities in each community you tour, which can include:
These amenities serve as tools for residents to reach a higher level of wellness and happiness and provide convenience. For example, rather than finding a gym or a salon outside of the community, residents can rely on the on-site amenities to provide the services they need.
At Astral at Franklin, you’ll feel at home from the moment you walk through our doors. Whether you want to enjoy a delicious meal or relax in your spacious apartment, our Franklin assisted living community is your hometown community with heart.
We invite you to find more purpose in your life! Our expert staff are dedicated to helping each resident be as independent and self-sufficient as possible, no matter what level of care they require. Contact our assisted living team today to learn more and start your next chapter at Astral at Franklin!
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