Commonly Asked Questions About Senior Living Communities

Moving into a senior living community is not a decision to make lightly. There can be much to consider, such as what you need to be happy, the amenities and services you could benefit from, and where you want to live.

There are plenty of questions you can ask yourself to narrow down your options. However, you can also ask your local senior living communities plenty of questions. Here are some of the more common ones that might appear on your list:

Do I Cook My Own Meals?

Whether or not you can or will cook your own meals can depend on the senior living community you choose to move into and the programs it offers. Most reputable Independent Living communities prepare delicious and nutritious restaurant-quality meals for their residents every day.

However, residents usually have access to kitchenettes in their apartments to prepare their own snacks. They are also typically free to enjoy meals at local establishments at their leisure.

Can You Maintain Your Privacy?

It’s only natural to assume that you must say goodbye to your privacy when you’re joining a community of like-minded people. After all, you’ll be sharing communal spaces.

You can maintain as much privacy as you like in most reputable senior living communities because you’ll be able to enjoy your own private apartment to call home. However, you can also enjoy shared spaces with other residents at your leisure.

Can I Keep My Independence?

Most senior living communities strive to help their residents maintain full autonomy. However, how much independence you maintain can depend on the living programs offered. Generally, you can maintain complete independence in an Independent Living community. However, support is available when required. You can also source your own healthcare and assistance from third-party providers when needed.

Being in Independent Living also means you’re free to socialize in the local community, go on outings and vacations, participate in your hobbies, and spend time with your loved ones.  

Do I Have to Rehome My Pet?

Many people don’t want to move into senior living communities because they worry it means having to rehome their pets. Every senior living community is different, but many are pet-friendly. You don’t always have to say goodbye to your furry friend.

However, it can be worth contacting your preferred community and asking about their pet policy for complete confidence before joining.

What Does Every Day in a Senior Living Community Look Like?

It’s only natural to be curious about what to expect every day when you move into a senior living community. After all, you want peace of mind that you will be happy in your new home. As a result, many seniors ask about resident life.

Everyday life in most highly regarded senior living communities is fun and engaging. Residents can relax in their comfortable apartments, eat delicious food in shared dining spaces, and participate in fun social activities at their leisure.

Residents also enjoy everyday life as they would in a regular neighborhood by socializing with their neighbors and meeting up with family and friends. Essentially, everyday life in a senior living community doesn’t have to look much different than if you lived in a traditional neighborhood. You just enjoy more social opportunities, support, and services.

Schedule a Tour of Elison Independent Living of Lake Worth Today

The more you know about a senior living community, the more confident you might feel about calling it home. Schedule a tour of Elison Independent Living of Lake Worth today to take a look around and ask questions. You may find your dream retirement home before long.