Maple Knoll Village


How To Choose a Retirement Community That Fits You!

How to Choose a Retirement Community

 Getting older is a fact of life.  But how and where you do it is not.  There are a variety of options out there for you.  As experts in the retirement industry we would like to help you become confident in your search for these options.  Below are a few tips that we would like to share.

  • Start to look before there is an actual need for you to live in a community.  Do it while you are still able to deal with this major life change physically, emotionally, and mentally.
  • Only look at Continuing Care Retirement Communities.  This means they have Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing.  You may not need extra care now but might down the road.  By choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community from the beginning you would not have to worry about another search or moving to a different facility.
  • Only look at not for profit communities.  A not for profit community, such as Maple Knoll, has a benevolent care program that assists residents when they financially deplete their resources.  A for profit community would most likely ask a resident to move out when they depleted their resources.  You can never be certain what the future holds for you but a not for profit community will help to ease that burden by providing you with this support system.
  • Early research and numerous tours of a facility will allow you to make the right decision and when it is good for you. Ask family members and friends about their experiences and any referrals they may have.  While touring ask to speak with a resident that lives there.  Request to attend an activity or sample the food to see how you like it.
  • When touring a retirement community you may not always be aware of what questions you should ask. Write down what is important to you and make sure you ask if the facility has those amenities. 
  • As you prepare for your retirement search you may encounter some terms you are unfamiliar with. Do your research on common retirement community terms.  
  • We also understand that the price of retirement living can seem overwhelming at first glance. Once you break that price down most often you will discover that is around if not less than what you pay for your current lifestyle. Write out your current expenses and compare that to what is included in your monthly fee.  For example, our sheet lists what is included at Maple Knoll and what you might pay for separately now.  We would be happy to send this out to you!

 Selecting the right retirement community for you is an important decision that involves more than just choosing a floor plan.  Hopefully these tips will help you along your journey.  If a Maple Knoll Retirement Counselor can further assist you please do not hesitate to contact us at (513)782-2717 or visit us online at mapleknoll.org. 

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An excellent summary

Comment by Jerry

Thank you Jerry! Hopefully we can make choosing a retirement community a little bit easier for those that are looking for themselves or a loved one!

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