Is an Independent Living Community right for you or your loved one?
Below are a number of considerations to help you determine if a move to an independent living community is right for you or a loved one. Print out this guide to take with you when you visit the community.
I want to remain independent as long as I am able
I have concerns about my health.
Emergency medical help is important to me.
Housekeeping assistance would be helpful to me.
I would like assistance with home maintenance and repairs.
I would like assistance with some outdoor maintenance.
I would enjoy the opportunity to meet new people in a social setting.
I would like planned social and recreational activities.
I would like transportation service available.
I would like meals prepared for me.
I am willing to move from where I live now.
I would feel safer if I moved somewhere else.
What to look for when visiting an Independent Living Community
The following is a service checklist to help guide you. Determine whether each service is included in the fees or is available for an additional charge.
__ I want to remain independent as long as I am able.
__ Barber/beauty shop
__ Laundry facilities and services.
__ Kitchen appliances (kitchen or kitchenette in unit) ___________________
__ Bathrooms (full private bathrooms in units, step-in showers).
__ Handicapped access.
__ Guest accommodations
__ Parking (garage, carport or in the open)
__ Scheduled transportation
__ Meals (number per day and ability to meet special dietary needs); tray service (if ordered by a doctor) ___________________
__ Telephone services
__ Safety Features (emergency pull cords or call systems in apartments, fire sprinklers & smoke alarms, ample lighting).
__ Security System
__ Exercise programs, including recreational activities.