With so many options available, finding the right community for yourself or a family member can be a daunting task. However, knowing what you are looking for – and what you are not looking for – is an important first step.
When touring an Ormond Beach senior living community, you want to ask a variety of questions to ensure the community meets your needs and provides the best possible support for either yourself or your family member. To help guide you, our Aden Senior Living team has created a list of questions you should ask during your visit.
What Levels of Care Do You Offer?
Inquiring about levels of support is one of the most important questions to ask during your tour (if you do not already know). Finding a community that offers the right level of support is essential in helping the resident maintain independence and lead a fulfilling lifestyle.
At Aden Senior Living, our Ormond Beach senior living community proudly offers Catered Club Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care options to suit a variety of lifestyles and needs.
How Do You Handle Transitions Between Care Levels?
If the community offers multiple levels of care, ask about the process and criteria for transitioning from one level to another. Would this be an easy transition for you or your family member? Thinking about this process ahead of time can save you a lot of stress if the time comes when additional care and support are needed.
How Do You Handle Residents’ Healthcare Needs?
Ask about medication management, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), and coordination with external healthcare providers.
For example, upon moving into our Ormond Beach senior living community, individuals complete a wellness review administered by our wellness director, who is also a Registered Nurse. This determines the wellness level that best suits their needs and allows us to cater our programs and services to help them achieve their highest level of independence and well-being.
What Dining Options Are Offered?
We all have to eat, but not everyone has the same taste, dietary needs, or schedule. When you visit an Ormond Beach senior living community, ask about their dining options and the types of meals they serve. For example, ask:
- How many meals per day are included
- If there are alternative options for residents with specific dietary requirements
- If there are strict mealtimes
- If the community offers anytime dining
At Aden Senior Living, dining is about more than eating a meal. Instead, it is an experience to be savored. We offer a variety of dining venues to cater to your preference on any given day. Part of what makes us unique is we do cater every aspect of our services and programs to you, including our dining services. Our all-day dining approach means you can dine on your schedule, not ours.
No matter the time of day, our chefs are hard at work ensuring you have access to healthy, delicious food. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, our “always available” menu is served any time, every day.
How Are Social and Recreational Needs Met?
Ask about the range of community amenities, programs, and events the community offers to promote engagement and socialization among residents. These will vary between communities, so you want to make sure the community you choose offers socialization opportunities and programs that align with your interests and desired lifestyle.
Some of our community amenities at Aden Senior Living include:
- Calming courtyards
- Library and business center
- Movie theater
- Beauty salon and spa
- Art studio
- And more!
Can You Provide Testimonies from Current Residents or Families?
Asking for references or speaking with current residents and their family members allows you to hear firsthand experiences. This gives you an accurate idea of what daily life is like in the community and can provide valuable insight into the community’s culture, staff, and quality of care.
These questions serve as a starting point, and you may have additional questions based on your or your family member’s specific needs and concerns. Touring an Ormond Beach senior living community is an opportunity to gather as much information as possible to make an informed decision and find the right place for yourself or a family member.
We invite you to schedule your personalized tour of Aden Senior Living today – we’re ready to answer any questions you may have!