Tips for Touring Savannah Senior Living Communities

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Making the decision to move to, or move your aging loved one into, a senior living community is never easy. Not only is this an emotionally-sensitive subject, but with so many Savannah senior living communities to consider, how can you be sure you're choosing the right one?

One of the most important things you can do is visit the community you're interested in. This will give you a first-hand look at the community and allow you to speak with those already living there. This is a step that should never be skipped and best of all, seniors and children can experience it together.

If you're planning an upcoming visit to a senior living community, then here are some important things to look for and ask about.

Will Your Loved One's Care Requirements Be Met?

Not all senior living communities offer the same level of senior care. Some are designed for independent living while others are designed with assisted living in mind. Some offer memory care services while others may not. And, some offer care solutions for every progressive phase of a senior's life.

When you're visiting a senior community, you need to make sure that it is capable of meeting the medical care needs of your loved one.

What is the Community's Quality of Life Like?

As you walk around the community, stop and chat with some of the residents. Ask them how they like living there. What do they really like about the community? Is there anything they don't care for? How are the seniors treated by the staff?

When visiting the living spaces, you should take note of the cleanliness. If you notice anything or you smell any unpleasant odors, ask a resident or a member of the staff about it. Are the living spaces clean and sanitary? Are the grounds well landscaped? How is the security on the campus?

Dine at the Community's Dining Facility

Visit the community's dining facility and have a meal with your loved one. How is the food? Are the ingredients fresh? Is the facility clean and well-kept? What is the service like? Would you look forward to eating there again?

How Caring and Attentive is the Staff?

Since your loved one will be interacting with the community's staff every day, you should chat with them as you make your way through the community. Are they quick to help and answer your questions? Do they appear stressed out or give the impression that you're bothering them? Pay attention to how the other residents interact with the staff.

What is the Community's Move Out Policy?

Even if everything seems great, a visit is only a small sample of what it is like to live in a senior community. Once there, your loved one may discover she doesn't like certain things and you might have to move her to another community. Or, her health may get to the point that she needs a higher level of care that's not provided at the community. As such, it is important to know the community's move out policy so you can be prepared.

Plan a Visit to The Marshes, One of the Top Savannah Senior Living Communities

If you're looking for a senior community for yourself or a loved one that's more than your typical retirement home, then schedule a visit to the Marshes of Skidaway Island and discover one of the best Savannah senior living communities. We're sure you're going to love our fun and friendly community. Here, you'll find a vibrant group of seniors enjoying their lives to the fullest on a resort-like campus that's filled with amenities and services designed to help keep you healthy, socially engaged, and fully satisfied.

To learn more about The Marshes of Skidaway Island, or to schedule a visit to our luxurious Savannah senior living housing community, please call us today at 800-889-6238.