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Ask All The Right Questions During Your Senior Living Tour

Choosing the ideal senior living community.

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How to find the best fit for your needs.

Touring of a senior living community gives you valuable insight into what the community has to offer you or your loved one. It’s your chance to evaluate each community’s services, amenities, value and other important factors in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering where to start, we recommend having a prepared list of questions to help you gather as much information as possible during your tour. Below we’ve outlined everything you need to ask as you visit various senior living communities.



Are the grounds attractive and well-maintained with gardens and trees?

Is there a secure, enclosed area where residents can walk and socialize?

Is the community located in a safe neighborhood?

Is the community close to family and friends? Is it nearby your church, doctor’s offices and other important locations?

Is there convenient parking outside, including handicapped spaces?



How many residents live in the community?

Is the community layout easy to follow?

Are the common areas in the community cheerful and welcoming?

Do the common areas have enough space for residents to spend time with each other and with visiting family members?

Are the hallways well-lit and easy to navigate, with handrails for safety and room for wheelchairs?



How many meals per day are provided? All-day dining or at set times?

Does the menu offer variety and appetizing, nutritious foods?

Are snacks provided and, if so, how and when do residents get them?

Are you able to sample the menu or visit for a meal?

Does the community cater to specific dietary needs or special requests?

Are residents able to bring meals back to their residences? Do apartments have kitchens/kitchenettes?

Can visiting family members join residents in the dining areas?



Is there a calendar of activities, and are there any activities you of your loved one would enjoy?

Are there social events, groups or clubs for residents?

What types of exercise classes and wellness activities are offered?

Are there scheduled outings or extended trips for residents?

Is transportation available?



Is it possible to tour the different floor plans available?

Does each apartment have a private, handicapped-equipped bathroom, or is there one shared bathroom?

What is provided in each unit? Can residents bring their own furniture and decorate their residence?

Is there adequate closet and storage space?

Do all units have a telephone? Cable TV? Internet access?



Can residents with walkers or wheelchairs get around with ease?

Are the floors non-skid? Are there handrails?

Are rooms and bathrooms equipped with emergency call buttons?

Are there sprinklers and smoke detectors?

Are there safety locks on the doors and windows?


Finances & Contracts:

Has the community provided you with a contract that details all fees and services? Is it easy to read and understand?

If there’s an entrance or community fee, how much is it and is a portion refundable?

How much is the monthly rent/service fee and what is included/not included?

How much is the security deposit and is the deposit refundable?


Visiting a senior living community gives you the opportunity not only to see the residences and amenities, but also to get acquainted with the community’s staff and residents. And most importantly, it shows you whether you can see yourself or your loved one living there comfortably and confidently. If you’d like to take a tour of The Palms at Plantation, please contact us so we can show you around our beautiful, newly-opened community.

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Satisfaction is served.

Expertly prepared, five-star cuisine combines with high-end hospitality for a dining experience that’s as inviting and elegant as it is fresh and delicious. Plus all-day menu options give residents something to savor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Let’s start the conversation.

We’d love to introduce ourselves and answer any questions you may have. And you can count on us to take all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our visitors and future residents.

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