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A Senior Living Community Visit: Questions to Ask [Free Checklist]

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  • “What are the rooms like?”
  • “How is the medical support?”
  • “Are meals included?”

It’s easy to find answers to these basic questions when researching senior living options. Materials like websites and brochures are often packed with details about housing, medical support, and dining.

But in order to gauge the quality of a community and its approach to senior care, it’s important to visit the community – and it’s imperative to ask the right questions during the visit.

That’s why we came up with the Top 10 Questions to Ask at a Senior Living Site Visit—and What Their Answers Really Mean, a downloadable checklist that helps guide your conversations during a visit.

This checklist will help you:

  • Ask the right (in-depth) questions during a visit.
  • Understand what key phrases to listen for.
  • Recognize visual cues that provide even more details.

Intended to supplement materials provided by a senior living community, this checklist acts as a guideline to facilitate discussions during your visit. And by writing down your answers and impressions during the visit, you’ll be able to keep specific details about the community top-of-mind after you leave.

We suggest bringing a copy of this checklist with you to every senior living home you visit. Comparing and contrasting their different features will be much easier if you’re relying on written notes, as opposed to your memory.

After all, visiting senior living homes can be an overwhelming experience. By reviewing all the available options, you will be able to determine the best senior living home for you or your loved ones.