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3 Things To Watch For When Touring Senior Living Facilities

by Carla Hudson

Deciding to move into a senior living facility is a huge step; you will be leaving the home that you are currently living in and you will be moving into a new location and a new community. It is important that you like and feel comfortable with the senior living facility that you choose. Here are a few things to pay attention to and do while touring senior living facilities that will help you find the right community for you.

Pay Attention To How Fresh And Clean The Space Feels

As you tour the facility, be sure to ask questions about the cleaning procedures. Find out how often they clean the common areas and how often housekeeping cleans personal living spaces. Find out what, if any, laundry services are available as well. 

Don't just listen to what they have to say about cleanliness; pay attention to what you see as well. Are the floorboards clean? Does it look like they vacuum behind the furniture? Does the place smell fresh or does it smell too much like body waste or chemicals? The little things you see and smell will tell you a lot about how the facility is actually kept-up. 

Be sure to also look into a few personal living spaces and make sure that the cleanliness matches up with what they say. 

Check Out The Outdoor Areas

If you enjoy hanging around outside, check out the outdoor areas and make sure that they are actually accessible. Make sure that there is enough space to accommodate everyone who might light to hang around outside at the facilities. Everything is not about functionality, so make sure that it is also a place that feels beautiful and peaceful and like it provides you with the little slice of nature that you need.

Eat A Meal

Don't just view the dining area; take the time to eat a meal there and really experience what the food is like. Try to sit with some of the seniors who live there and get a feel from them for what the food is like on a regular basis. This is where you will be getting all your meals if you move in, so it is vitally important that you actually like the food.

Eating a meal and sitting with residents also provides you with a natural and comfortable setting where you can ask questions from people who live there about the cleanliness, outside area, social activities and staff. This will let you see if the culture of the center is a good fit for you.

When you check out senior living facilities, be sure to really pay attention to what you see, not just what the staff member trying to sell you on the place says to you. Really check out the cleanliness, living spaces, outdoor spaces and food area and make sure that it meets your needs.