What to Look for When Choosing a Senior Living Community

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Choosing a senior living community for yourself or someone you love is a significant decision. There are dozens of options to consider, including care, location, amenities, dining, life enrichment opportunities, etc. 

When purchasing a home or planning a vacation, the starting point is usually the price point. If you want to buy a house, your real estate agent will first ask: “What is your budget?” The same can be said for senior living. Reviewing and establishing your budget can help you narrow down your choices and find a community that checks all your boxes, including price.

Our Peaceful Pines Senior Living communities create welcoming, comfortable, supportive environments for older adults and their families. We want to help you or someone you love find the right senior living community by sharing things to consider during your search.

Lifestyle & Care Options

Older adults have varying needs and preferences, and senior living communities recognize that which is why many offer varying levels of care and lifestyle options. For example, Peaceful Pines Senior Living fosters independence through our three lifestyle options, including:

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Determining which option is right for you or someone you love starts with evaluating needs, wants, and abilities. For example, independent living is the ideal choice for retirees who wish to maintain their independence but want to be free of the worries of homeownership.

Assisted living offers the same maintenance-free lifestyle as independent living but also includes supportive services and assistance with activities of daily living [LINK TO SEPTEMBER 15 BLOG] and other tasks. This lifestyle option is beneficial for older adults who may need a helping hand to ensure their health and safety. 

Lastly, memory care communities are designed to support those living with dementia or another memory impairment. 

Finding the right senior living community starts with finding the right level of support. From there, you can review community amenities, dining experiences, entertainment, safety, groups and clubs, etc. 

Available Programs, Activities, and Events

One of the best ways to get a feel for what happens in a senior living community is to review the monthly calendar (if available). If you don’t see one listed on their website, reach out and ask! 

Our Peaceful Pines communities feature a variety of activities and opportunities for residents, families, and guests to enjoy, including live entertainment, worship services, happy hours, exercise classes, excursions, and more. We hold daily activities in our communities and focus on keeping every resident engaged – mentally and physically.

There is always something happening at Peaceful Pines Senior Living. Whether you enjoy playing a game of cards, attending BINGO night, taking in a film, or chatting over a cup of coffee, we have an activity planned just for you. 

Community Amenities

Like activities and programs, you want to consider what amenities and services a senior living community offers. For example, if you or someone you love no longer drives, it’s important to find a community that provides transportation services for errands, appointments, etc. 

Some of our Peaceful Pines amenities* include:

  • Community Meeting Rooms 
  • Fitness Room 
  • On-Site PT and OT Services 
  • Library 
  • On-Site Salon and Barber 
  • Movie Theater 
  • Pub with Billiards 
  • Courtyard with Seating 
  • Community Gardens 
  • Walking Paths 
  • Shuffle Boards

*Community amenities may vary by Peaceful Pines location.

Schedule Your Visit Today!

If you’re considering a move to a senior living community, we strongly recommend scheduling a visit before making your final decision. Not only can you physically experience the community’s private and public living areas, but you can also sample the dining, meet with current residents and team members, and join in activities!

We always invite individuals and their families to tour and compare other senior living communities to Peaceful Pines. We are confident that your comparison will result in joining our Peaceful Pines family. Click here to schedule your visit today!

Doing your homework and being diligent in your research will yield a positive outcome. Take your time. Visit the senior living community before making your decision. Life has many stages, and where you spend your retirement years is one of the most important decisions of your life. Peaceful Pines provides comfort and worry-free communities. Visit us today!

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