Independent Living Checklist

You’ve decided that it’s time to move to an independent living community to cut down on your responsibilities and enjoy retirement living. After speaking to your local Care Advisor at SeniorLiving.Net you have just a few independent living communities on your list, and you’re ready to tour. Print this checklist and bring it with you when you visit so that you know you are choosing the right independent living community for you.

Location:

The independent living community is in your dream retirement location The area surrounding the community is safe Family and friends are close by to the community Hospitals, physicians and other medical care is easily accessible from the community

Building:

The landscaping and grounds are well maintained and up kept Parking is available for personal vehicles and guests and is close to the living unit The campus is well lit (parking lots, walkways) The community is handicapped accessible (Parking, walkways, elevators) There is ample space within the unit as well as outdoors Appliances are included in the unit The living unit is furnished

Independent Living Campus:

The landscaping and grounds are well maintained and up kept Parking is available for personal vehicles and guests and is close to the living unit The campus is well lit (parking lots, walkways) The community is handicapped accessible (Parking, walkways, elevators) There is ample space within the unit as well as outdoors Appliances are included in the unit The living unit is furnished

Services & Amenities:

There is someone on staff to assist with temporary care needs (therapy etc.) Staff is available to assisted with Activities of Daily Living Laundry services are included in the monthly fee Transportation is available for shopping, appointments and other errands There are daily activities for the residents Fitness Center/Gym Swimming Pool Outdoor areas for walking and other activities

Dining Services:

Meals are available at all times of the day Meals and menus are planned ahead of time Special dietary needs are accommodated (religious, vegetarian etc.)

Pricing:

Transportation is included Meals are included Small activities are included

Other Questions:

Ask to speak with current residents and their families to see how they are enjoying the independent living community.

What happens when the level of care needs increase? Who decides if a resident needs to be moved?

Ready to find the independent living community that’s right for you? Call your local Care Advisor at (866) 510-9738 to help you find the community that best meets your needs. Our Care Advisors have relationships with thousands of communities across the country and they can help you figure out your monthly budget, what services you need and what level of care is right for you!