Senior Living Guide
This Feels Like Home®
A guide to finding the most appropriate senior living option for your parents:
Here at Spectrum Retirement we understand the limitations of a one-size-fits-all mentality and have worked to provide a range of care and benefits for your family and loved ones. Understanding the need for further help and assistances is critical, but once you’ve made that leap – figuring out the most appropriate senior living option is just as important. That is why we’ve put together this guide to help provide you with the options available and help you make this important decision. Our This Feels Like Home® guide is a resource to help you during this transition.
Learn signs that indicate it might be time for your parents to move into assisted living. Read tips on how to talk with your parents about making the transition, including specific questions to ask.
Understand the distinctions between each level of care in senior living communities: active adult/age restricted, independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Also included in this chapter is a cost calculator to help you compare the cost of living at home vs in a senior living community and some guidelines on the differences between communities that charge a buy-in fee and those that don’t.
Are you feeling like the time is right to transition to assisted living and mom or dad is refusing to go? Read this chapter to understand what “no” might mean and some ideas on how to continue the discussion.
Bingo is not the only game in town. Learn about the state-of-the-art amenities and active life enrichment programs offered at most senior living communities.
Get tips on how to tour a senior living community, including questions to ask during your visit and an evaluation checklist.
Learn about Spectrum Retirement Communities, including its flexible, affordable, month-to-month full-service retirement rental programs in multiple locations across the United States.