Questions to Ask When Touring a Senior Living Community
If you have a loved one who is ready to make the move to a senior living community, you probably have already scheduled a few tours to see what type of accommodations are available in your area. Touring a senior living community can be a good opportunity for you to address your questions directly to staff members, so it’s a good idea to speak with your loved one and put together a list of questions to ask. Here are a few of the questions we hear most frequently here at Summerset Senior Living:
What Kind of Activities are Available?
Having the best quality of life in your golden years means staying active and intellectually stimulated. At Summerset Senior Living, we have a range of activities available including educational, recreational, social, and creative opportunities – as well as entertainment seven days a week through our Social Engagement Program.
What Safety Measures are in Place for Your Residents?
One reason that families choose a senior living community is so that their loved one will be safer than they would be living at home alone. At Summerset Senior Living, the safety of our residents is our priority. We use an emergency alert system with mobile pendants that allow our residents to contact team members at any time of the day or night. If a medical emergency should arise or a resident simply doesn’t feel safe, help will always be close by and easy for them to access.
Is There Transportation Available?
We all want to get out of the house sometimes, and residents of senior living communities are no exception. Summerset Senior Living offers ample opportunities for our residents to explore the community around them with scheduled visits and transportation to shopping centers, entertainment venues, and other fun activities nearby.
Do You Have Special Dining Options for Residents with Dietary Restrictions?
Having healthy and delicious dining options available should be a foremost concern for anyone in a senior living community. At Summerset Senior Living, our Any Time Dining allows residents to maintain independence by choosing when they eat, and we offer a range of healthy foods presented the same way they would be at a fine restaurant. We can also work with you to develop a special menu for your dietary restrictions and can also offer assistance to residents who have difficulty eating on their own.
What Kind of Special Training and Qualifications Does Your Team Have?
In order to offer the best care possible, it’s important that senior living community staff members possess the necessary training and qualifications to do their work. Summerset Senior Living’s team is made up of nurses, trainers, administrators, and other professionals who all possess the top qualifications in their respective fields. Our team also keeps up with a rigorous program of continuing education to ensure they stay informed about all the latest developments in senior care.
Senior Living Communities in California
If you are currently looking for a senior living community in California, get in touch with Summerset Senior Living today! We have communities in Lincoln, CA and Rancho Cordova, CA, so call (916) 619-0494 or fill out the online form on our contact page to request more information or to set up a tour. During your tour, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have!