Questions to Ask if You’re Considering Assisted Living

Determine Whether a Senior Living Community is Right for You

You probably already know about the advantages of assisted living: help when you need it, new friends, fun programming, and no more home maintenance or pesky chores. But it’s important to take the time to think about whether it makes sense for your individual situation, and to find the community that’s the right fit.

At Shenandoah Senior Living, we’ll work with you to make sure our assisted living services are geared to your needs. Our community in Front Royal, Virginia, provides assisted living as well as memory care via our Cherish program. We’ve come up with a few questions to ask if you’re considering assisted living below.

What Questions Should I Ask When Looking for a Senior Living Community?

No two situations are the same, so it’s a good idea to think about what you need from a prospective senior living community.

What Level of Care Do I Need?

First, consider the level of care services that will help you live the life you want. Independent living doesn’t generally provide help with daily living activities, while assisted living provides help with things like bathing, dressing, and grooming. In addition, our assisted living program includes medication management, pharmacy services, and individualized service plans.

What Services are Included?

For every community you’re considering, learn about what is and isn’t included in your monthly fee. In addition to help with daily living activities, Shenandoah Senior Living’s assisted living program provides things like three fulfilling meals per day, housekeeping services, and living space maintenance.

What is My Budget for Senior Living?

It’s important to consider your budget when looking at senior living options. Many are surprised how affordable assisted living can be when they factor in how much they’re already spending on property ownership and upkeep. Our assisted living services are a more cost-effective option than other communities in our area.

What Kind of Amenities Are Available at the Community?

While quality services and a committed team are crucial, it’s also good to get a sense of the community’s layout and amenities. Do you like to get outdoors? Or value a recreation room?

Shenandoah Senior Living’s amenities include:

  • Two sunrooms
  • Dining room
  • Arts and crafts area
  • Expansive porch
  • Landscaped grounds
  • Large exterior courtyard
  • Mountain vista for scenic views
  • Secured garden area
  • Covered sun porches

Does the Community Offer Programming that Suits my Interests?

A senior living community should be a social, fun environment with lots to do.

Shenandoah Senior Living | Seniors playing chess
Ask the senior living communities on your list for a sample calendar of their activities – we offer reading groups, arts and crafts time, parties, morning walks, and more.

What Sets Shenadoah Senior Living Apart?

At Shenandoah Senior Living, we offer a dynamic community, great programming, and a talented team of committed professionals. Our team includes a licensed registered nurse (RN), certified medication aides (CMAs), and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) that can provide any help residents may need.

We’re Here to Serve You

We’d love to talk with you about how we can help you enjoy retirement and meet your senior living needs. Contact us today for more information.
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