Use this list of questions to help you evaluate a potential senior residence, such as a nursing home, or an active adult, independent living, assisted living, or continuing care retirement community.
Tip: To get a good feel for the residence, try to visit it more than once (unannounced, if possible).
Tip: If you are permitted, take time to talk to some of the current residents about how they like the community.
Services and Medical Care:
Contracts and Finances:
Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Community (PDF) by Assisted Living Federation of America ( April 12, 2012, http://www.alfa.org/Document.asp?DocID=48)
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