6 Key Things to Ask When Considering a Senior Living Community

Learn more about important criteria to consider when deciding to move to a Senior Living Community.
6 Key Things to Ask When Considering a Senior Living Community

For some seniors, it becomes more difficult as they age to function independently with regard to managing household tasks and caring for themselves.  When this happens, it could be time to consider transitioning to a senior community to maintain an enjoyable quality of life.  Moving into a top quality senior community can be a very positive experience.

If a loved one is considering this, we have six important things to ask about when inquiring about a senior living community.


Senior communities are designed to serve residents who need a specific level of care. Whether Independent Living, Assisted Living or Memory Care services are best for your loved one, it is critical to ensure that any community that is being considered aligns properly with their unique care and medical needs.


Quality senior living communities offer a wide range of attractive living spaces in a variety of design options. Depending upon a senior’s personal tastes and level of care needed, it is important to learn as much as possible about what sort of living accommodations a specific community offers.


Having full access to a wide range of convenient and life enhancing amenities is a key factor in choosing the right senior community. Many properties offer housekeeping, laundry service, restaurant style dining, social activities and events, transportation and more. These kinds of resources can make a huge difference in the quality of a senior’s daily life.

Dining Options

Quality senior communities offer excellent dining experiences with healthful, delicious meals to enjoy.   Some properties have several dining rooms with restaurant style menus, where residents can choose what they would like to eat for each meal. In addition, some communities offer excursions to restaurants, and maintain community gardens, where residents grow vegetables that are used in daily meal preparation.

Safety and Security Needs

One of the hallmarks of good senior communities is that they offer state of the art security, and safety measures that perfectly align with the level of care that is needed for each resident. Whether it be locked outside doors, safety sensors or equipment such as grab bars, raised toilets or shower seats, a key objective of senior communities is to ensure that all residents remain comfortable and safe.


The monthly cost to reside in a senior community can vary, based on location, level of care and the accommodations and amenities offered. Confirming that a given property is not only affordable, but also meets the care requirements needed for a resident are two of the most important considerations.

Frontier Senior Living IS HERE TO HELP

Making  the decision to transition from living in the same home for many years to a senior community can be challenging, but it has been a great experience for many thousands of older adults and their families.

The highly knowledgeable and experienced team at Frontier is here to help guide you through all of the most important aspects of a move for your loved one, such as level of care needed, accommodations, available amenities, and cost.

If you would like to learn more about what our beautiful communities can offer, we cordially invite you to visit one of our properties, take a tour and speak with our friendly and compassionate staff.

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