One of the most common ways for families to locate senior communities is also one of the worst: Many seniors and their loved ones find the senior community they choose simply by driving by and seeing the signage or the building. For example, according to a recent report by the Assisted Living Federation of America, roughly 1 in 6 moves to Emeritus Senior Living, the nation’s largest senior living provider, were the result of families who first saw community from the road. This is obviously quite the crap-shoot.
When people locate providers in this haphazard fashion it means the community that’s chosen depends on such random factors as their commuting patterns rather than the needs and preferences of their older loved one. A lovely and most fitting community may be nestled away and off a main road, and the 1 in 6 consumers who do their senior care research in an automobile aren’t going to ever be aware of this community.
A Better Way: Free Expert Assistance With Your Senior Living Search
At AsssistedLiving.com our goal is to provide seniors and families the information that they need to make informed and confident decisions about the senior community they choose. When seniors and families contact us, they are connected with a local representative, called a Senior Living Advisor. The Senior Living Advisor speaks with the senior or the senior’s loved ones to determine their precise needs and the kind of community that would would seem to be the best fit. Our Senior Living Advisors will ask inquirers about care needs, living preferences, and their budget for housing and care. Based on this information, the Advisor sends the senior (or the senior’s advocate) a list of multiple communities that seem to most closely match the family’s needs. The family’s Advisor will stays in touch with the family throughout their search to make sure they find the right option.
Our free service can help families and seniors save a tremendous amount of time and stress, and we believe it’s among the best ways to find a senior community for yourself or an elderly loved one.
So if you are looking for assisted living for your loved one, don’t limit your search to places you’ve seen on your way to work or church. Contact us for a focused and personalized list of referrals.
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