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Ask These Questions During Your Senior Living Tour

Determine the Differences

Touring different senior living communities is your opportunity to not only to see the community spaces and residences firsthand but also engage with some of the community’s staff and residents. Bring this list of questions along so you can gather as much information as possible during your visit and you’ll leave feeling confident you’ve learned everything you need to know to make an informed decision best for your unique situation!

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Find The Ideal Fit For You Or A Loved One

Is the neighborhood appealing and pleasant?

Is there convenient parking outside, including handicapped spaces?

Is parking provided?

Is there an extra charge for parking? Is there covered parking?

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

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

Are there shopping centers or other businesses nearby?



How many people live in the community?

Is the community footprint easy to follow?

Are there common spaces with enough room for residents to spend time with each other and with visiting family members?

Are the common spaces in the community welcoming and homelike?

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



Is there a calendar of activities, and are there any activities that you would like to participate in?

What types of fitness classes are offered?

Are there scheduled outings or extended trips for residents?

Are there social events, groups or clubs for residents?

Is transportation available?

Are there worship services?


Do the dining venues look and smell appealing?

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

Does the menu vary and offer appetizing, nutritious foods?

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

How are specific dietary needs or special requests accommodated?

Can you to sample the menu or visit for a meal?

Is there a private room available for family celebrations or private dinners?



Do most residents have a private residence, or do they share with another resident?

Is it possible to tour all the different types of residences available?

Is there adequate closet and storage space?

Do available apartments have an attractive view?

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

Is the community smoke-free?

Is the community pet friendly?



Can residents with walkers or wheelchairs get around with ease?

Are rooms and bathrooms equipped with emergency call buttons?

Are there handrails?

Are there sprinklers and smoke detectors?


Contracts & Finances:

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?

What is the security deposit and is the deposit refundable?


These questions can help you become more confident as you tour senior living communities – and ultimately find a new future home for you or your loved one. If you’d like to take a tour of The Crossings at North River, we’d be more than happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.