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Evaluating Senior Living Options: 3 Signs that It’s Right

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The decision to move to a senior living community is life-changing, and evaluating senior living options can be challenging. But, if you find a place where you enjoy the community, the services meet your needs, and the enrichment sounds appealing – it might be right for you.


Your home is a reflection of you. Your interests. Your routines. Your relationships. So, it’s imperative that a senior community feels like home to you. When you walk down the halls, you want to feel safe and comfortable. You want the space to be engaging and interesting.

At Wentworth Senior Living, we believe home is far more than a physical place—it’s a feeling of belonging, security, and companionship.

Tip: It’s important to visit any community that piques your interest – and it’s even more important to ask the right questions during the visit. WSL’s downloadable checklist can help guide your conversations during a visit, ensuring that you’re choosing the right community for you.


When choosing a senior community, it’s essential that it meets your personal and healthcare needs – whatever they look like. It’s also important to consider whether the community can meet your needs if they change in the future.

WSL, for example, is intentionally designed to offer flexible and personalized healthcare that adapts to each resident’s lifestyle, preference, and clinical needs—allowing you to age in place.

Tip: Speak frankly with senior living staffers at any community you visit – ask about their service plans, their living options, their staff, etc. Not only do you want these to meet your expectations, you want to feel comfortable with all the various aspects of their services.


You know what you want out of life. Are you interested in spending time in your apartment, reading and relaxing? Or would you prefer to partake in daily lectures or workshops with other residents? No matter your preference, it’s key that you find a community that can meet your needs.

At WSL, we shape our enrichment programming around our residents’ hobbies, preferences, and existing lifestyles. We work to ensure that our residents feel successful, confident, and connected to our community – however that looks to them.

Tip: While both are beneficial, activities and enrichment programs aren’t exactly the same. Be sure to ask whether the community you’re visiting offers customized enrichment programming, which aims to help residents remain vital and active.