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Starting your search for an assisted living community that will suit your loved one’s needs and preferences is overwhelming, to say the least. It is difficult to jump into the realm of senior living, especially when everyone you talk to seems to speak a different language, full of phrases like “levels of care” and “medication management.” Fortunately, the greater Atlanta area offers a variety of senior living communities that offer assisted living. Unfortunately, however, the list can sometimes feel like it’s too long to conquer.

As you begin to search for assisted living right here in Atlanta, look for a community that offers easy access to the Atlanta neighborhoods your loved one already loves, as well as social events, new neighbors, and the assistance they need to stay as healthy as possible.

Access to Atlanta’s Neighborhoods

Atlanta is a bustling and vibrant city. Chances are that your loved one doesn’t want to leave the neighborhoods they have loved for years in order to retire in the suburbs. There are assisted living communities throughout the heart of Atlanta that give residents easy access to the hustle and bustle of the city streets they love. 

Neighborhoods such as Buckhead are not only safe, but also feature diverse dining and shopping opportunities. Parks, trails, and other recreation hot spots are only steps away, and transportation is easy to find. An assisted living community in this kind of thriving neighborhood will provide its residents with the city amenities they are used to and love.

Access to Social Events

One of the best parts of Atlanta is its diverse social scene, and not just for 20-somethings. Seniors in Atlanta can take part in new restaurant openings, along with art shows and museum fundraisers. Moving out of the city and into a more suburban atmosphere can limit access to these social events for city seniors who prefer a busy social calendar.

Find a senior living community that offers a wide variety of social events that happen within the assisted living community as well as out and about in the greater Atlanta area. You can ask for a copy of the community’s most recent activities calendar to see whether there are events and trips happening daily.

Access to New Neighbors

Living in the city means your neighbors are never too far away, and a senior living community should make finding new friends as easy as taking a stroll down the hall. Social seniors are happy and healthy seniors, as research continues to demonstrate. Ensure that the senior living community you choose encourages social connections between residents through activities, clubs, and other shared interests.

Access to Assistance

Finally, when searching for assisted living in Atlanta, be sure you are searching for a community that offers the assistance your loved one needs to stay healthy and happy. Assisted living communities provide residents with a spacious apartment and access to caregivers, but that is where the similarities typically end. Each assisted living community must operate within Georgia state regulations, but each community definitely has its own culture and atmosphere.

Exceptional assisted living communities will focus on creating meaningful relationships between residents, as well as between residents and staff members. Look for a community that trains its team to create connections with the seniors they serve.

Next, determine whether the assisted living community offers an exceptional dining program. Hallmarks of excellent dining programs include a clean and social dining room setting where meals are served three times per day, as well as a varied menu that gives residents plenty of choices. Meals should taste great and be prepared by a team of chefs who understand the complexities of the experienced senior diner’s palate.

Finally, look for a commitment to engaging activities each day. Activities should do more than just keep residents busy, supporting overall wellness and including trips into the greater city as well.

To discover what exceptional assisted living in Atlanta looks like, schedule your tour at Renaissance on Peachtree. Our community is in the heart of Buckhead, giving each of our residents access to the city they adore. We would love to show you what life inside our community is like. Call us today to schedule your personal tour.

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Ruth Matthews

About the Author: Ruth Matthews

Originally from Macon, Ruth relocated to Atlanta in the early 1980s. She joined the team in 2004 and considers being here as a real privilege. She loves working with and learning from the residents. She values the time she gets to spends with each one. When not at the community, Ruth loves spending time with her dog, Layla. She also loves spending quality time with her family and friends.

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