Taking a Tour

We recommend you visit each community under consideration.

When evaluating your choices, consider what each option offers, plus how you feel when you are visiting. We are available to help you prioritize your needs and address your concerns when you are ready. In the meantime, here are some points to consider.

Staffing and Care

  • What is the ratio of staff members to residents?
  • Is there a daily routine (applies more to Board and Care)
  • What is the daily routine?
  • What conditions would necessitate a transfer to another facility?
  • Can the community manage terminal illness requiring Hospice care?
  • Is assistance available at night?
  • How do residents call for assistance?
  • What type of training do the care providers have?
  • Is this community willing to manage individuals who have or develop dementia?

Community Costs

  • What is the monthly base rate?
  • How are personal care charges determined?
  • Is there an annual increase in rent?
  • Are there any additional charges (like transportation or phone and cable hookup and use)?
  • How is medication management handled?
  • Is there a community or entry fee for admission?


  • Ask to see a menu.
  • What time are meals served?
  • Does the community accommodate individual food preferences and/or special diets?
  • How often is the menu revised?
  • Are meals served only in a communal dining setting?
  • Is there a charge to bring meals to the room or apartment?


  • What activities are offered?
  • Does the community have a gym?
  • Are exercise/walking programs available?
  • Does the community have access to a pool?

Other Considerations

  • Does the community have a memory care unit for individuals with cognitive impairment (applies to Assisted Living)?
  • If Hospice is indicated, can the resident stay and will there be a fee increase?

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