What to expect from a retirement community

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  • 1. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A RETIREMENTCOMMUNITY?
  • 2.  Today, a increasing number of seniors are choosing an assisted living facility rather than living alone in their homes. If youre thinking of options for yourself or an elderly family member, you need to feel comfortable that you pick the right one.
  • 3.  Different retirement communities offer different kinds of services. Some are equipped to offer all the comforts of a relaxed lifestyle to a healthy senior, while others offer various levels of care to those who need assistance or have special health needs.
  • 4.  Very important is to check for accreditation by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. Next, you should inquire about the accreditation and training of the medical and support staff.
  • 5.  Provision for accommodatio n of special diet requirements and various cultural and social activities is another important yardstick for assessing the standard of a senior housing. Finally, you should inquire about the cost of staying in a retirement community and compare them with the fees of similar communities in the
  • 6.  While youre at it, dont forget to ask caregiver from the facility about what policies are followed by the facility in case a resident is unable to pay for his or her care some time down the line.Finally, request for a copy of all the fees, policies, and services provided by a retirement community you have shortlisted before putting your name on the dotted line.
  • 7. CHICAGO ASSISTED LIVING &RETIREMENT COMMUNITYAddress:Concord Place 401 W. Lake St. Northlake, IL 60164 (708) 562-9000Phone: (708) 562-9000Website: http://www.concordplace.com