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After you decide that a move to a senior living community is on the horizon for yourself or a senior loved one, you have some big choices to make. In the Dacula area, senior living communities are plentiful. However, not every senior living community will fit your specific situation. Here are a few tips to get you started on your quest to find a senior living community in Dacula, GA that will be helpful, healthy, and fun.

Level of Care

Before you can begin to narrow down your list of senior communities, you must determine what type of care you, or your senior loved one, need. Independent living communities are perfect for seniors who are tired of keeping up with their home and chores, but are still leading active lives. Assisted living communities are excellent choices for seniors who need some additional help with daily tasks, or who are looking for socialization and safety that just isn’t found at home alone.

Seniors with a diagnosis of dementia, or with memory concerns, would succeed in a memory care community. These specialized communities offer environmental and social considerations that help seniors living with memory loss succeed.

If you aren’t sure what type of care may work best for you now, and in the future, consider setting up an appointment with your loved one’s geriatrician. Your loved one’s doctor knows any challenges or complex medical issues that could point you in the direction of the best level of care.

The communities that you look at should feature the level of care that your situation calls for. Be wary of communities that don’t match your level of care but insist that they can help you anyway. This could be an indicator of future concerns or problems.

Amenities and Lifestyle

One of the biggest perks of living in a senior living community is the lifestyle! Residents are able to receive three healthy and delicious meals in a dining room filled with friends, as well as receive housekeeping and maintenance services. Most senior living communities also feature health and wellness programs such as onsite doctor visits or complimentary health screenings. Explore the amenities in each of the senior communities you tour, and see how those match up with your preferences or challenges.

Be wary of senior living communities that charge for all of their amenity services. This laundry list of extra charges can become confusing quickly and make your bill fluctuate considerably every month.

Engaging Activities and Trips

Healthy seniors are active seniors, and senior living communities offer the chance for residents to participate in a variety of activities throughout their days and months. Ask to see a recent activity calendar and ask if you can attend an upcoming event that looks interesting. You should see a calendar full of varied events that offer new learning, exercise, spiritual, and volunteerism opportunities.

Further, you should notice several opportunities per month for residents to get out and about, exploring and supporting the greater Dacula area. Dacula offers plenty of shopping and dining, as well as senior activities that residents could enjoy.

Be wary of a senior living community that does not have an active calendar of events, or that features the same events over and over every day. This could indicate a less than creative activity staff and could get boring quickly. Finally, pass by any senior community that doesn’t feature engaging activities as an important part of the community’s culture. Multiple studies have shown the benefit of healthy socialization and new learning in the senior years, and you want a community that is dedicated to providing those opportunities.

If you are seeking assisted living or memory care in Dacula that offers exceptional care and an engaging lifestyle, Arbor Terrace of Hamilton Mill does it best. You will love our homelike community and will never be bored when living here. Your new friends and apartment are waiting for you!

Sharon Elsberry

About the Author: Sharon Elsberry

When you and your loved one enters Arbor Terrace, it's Sharon's smiling face you will see to share with you a tour of the community.

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