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Palm-Aire Florida is known for year round warmth, an abundance of beautiful outdoor areas, close proximity to many restaurants, healthcare facilities, stores, and more. This is a special community, so it’s no surprise that many seniors call this community home. If you or your loved one are seeking an assisted living community, you’ll find many options to choose from, but how do you know you have found home? Here are some tips to consider when touring assisted living communities in Palm-Aire.

Research and Tour Multiple Communities

It’s important not to rush a big decision like this. Try starting out your research for you or your loved one online. Many communities not only post important information such as the cost, living options, services, and amenities, but also a gallery of images so you can really get a feel for what the community looks like before even stepping foot inside. Once you’ve narrowed down a reasonable number of communities, set aside time to tour each of them. Consider coming prepared with a list of important questions and touring with your family so you’re each able to hear, process the information, and make an informed decision together.

Cleanliness and Maintenance

A clean and well-maintained community shows that the staff cares about the overall well-being of residents and their families. It also ensures a safe and hygienic environment for everyone.

Staff Interaction

One of the biggest indicators of a quality assisted living community is how the staff interacts with residents. While touring the community, note if staff are displaying empathy, compassion, and expertise in their interactions with residents. Furthermore, be prepared to ask what the staff to resident ratio is so you can have peace of mind knowing you or your loved one has the attentive care they deserve.

Services and Amenities

Studies have shown that seniors greatly benefit from activities that engage them both mentally and physically, promoting overall well-being and quality of life. Many communities offer a first hand look at their activities such as fitness classes, special theme days, outings, and more online, but if you really want to gauge the atmosphere of the amenities and certain services, ask the staff to see a class or outing firsthand during a tour.

Talk to Current Residents and Their Families

Conversations with current residents and their families offer invaluable insights into the daily life, experiences, and overall satisfaction within the community. Furthermore, read online reviews and testimonials online, pay attention not only to what the reviewer is saying but how the community responds to the reviews. 

Review Contracts and Policies

Before making a decision, carefully review the contracts, fees, and policies of the assisted living communities you are considering. Pay attention to:

  • Costs

  • Termination Policies

  • Resident Rights

  • Reviewing everything will help you not only become preferred before you even schedule a tour.

Compare communities side by side before you even step foot on a tour with our free guide

The Journey to Senior Living: A Step-By-Step Guide for Seniors. The guide also includes a thorough FAQ section, as well as checklists and additional resources.

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