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Senior Living Options & Alternatives

For many seniors, there comes a time when aging in place just isn’t possible or the best care option anymore. When this time comes for you or your loved one, A Place At Home can provide senior living options that fit your needs. Whether the move is motivated by health changes, finances, or simply because it feels like the right time, finding the right senior living community can be an overwhelming and time-consuming task. With the help of a senior living advisor, it doesn’t have to be.

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Questions to Ask Assisted Living and Senior Living Communities

While touring senior living communities, ask questions like these to help you narrow your search and find a community that suits your needs. 

  1. How many residents live here? 
  2. How many staff members help each resident? 
  3. What type of training does your care staff go through? 
  4. How do you match caregivers to residents? 
  5. How do you consistently manage care plans for residents? 
  6. What is the staff turnover rate? 
  7. Does your care staff have experience specific to [you or your loved one’s diagnosis]? 
  8. Are staff on-site 24/7? How many caregivers are available overnight versus during the day? 
  9. Do you have an on-site doctor and/or registered nurse? 
  10. What floor plans are available? 
  11. What safety features are available throughout the community (like handrails)? 
  12. What accessibility features are available throughout the community (like ramps, stair lifts, wider doors, etc.)? 
  13. How often are common areas cleaned? 
  14. What security measures are in place? 
  15. Do you offer transportation outside of the community for activities like running errands or going to doctor’s appointments? 
  16. What kind of meal services do you offer? 
  17. What fun or social activities do you offer? 
  18. When and how often can family visit? 
  19. What are the costs for living here? 
  20. Are there any other extra fees? If so, what are they? 

Bill's Story: Needing In-Home Alzheimer's Care and Beyond

Bill chose A Place At Home to help with his wife’s Alzheimer’s care. He needed in-home senior care but understood that when it came time to leave the home, A Place At Home’s senior living advisors were there for him to help him.

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When it comes time for the next place to call home.

It happens. At some point, you realize it is time to move out of your home. This move can be due to health, finances, or simply because it feels like the right time. Finding the right community that suits your needs can be a confusing and time-consuming task, but it doesn’t have to be.

A Place at Home’s Senior Living Alternatives program is a free, personalized service that helps seniors and families identify the senior care community that fits their needs – whether it’s independent, assisted, memory, or long term care.

We’ve already done the legwork.

Our Senior Living advisors are experts when it comes to identifying a senior living community in our service area that works for you. We’ve not only visited and placed our clients in these communities, but many of our Caregivers already provide services at these locations.

With a thorough understanding of the amenities, costs, available care services, activities and layout and design at each community, our advisors can easily narrow down the options based on your criteria and arrange for private tours so that you can feel empowered to make the right decisions.

Knowing that you or your senior have a trusted advocate makes transitions much easier.

Senior Living Alternatives offers:

  • No cost to families to use our service
  • Simplification of a complex process
  • Compassionate, knowledgeable advisors
  • Reliable information on available senior living options
  • Personalized service
  • Trusted referrals
  • Private location tours