5 Questions to Ask When Touring a Senior Living Community

August 15, 2023 | Senior Living
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While researching online and reading up on resources is an excellent introduction to the ins and outs of senior living, taking a tour of a community is the best way to truly see how a community fits your lifestyle or the lifestyle of someone you love. 

Astral at Auburn understands the importance of making the most of each community tour you schedule. Our senior living team in Auburn, IN, strives to create an exceptional experience for all potential residents and their families as they explore our community. 

Here are five questions to ask on your next tour to find the place that will enhance your lifestyle and provide you with plenty of fulfillment.

1. What Are the Accommodations Like?

The subject of living spaces generally includes topics like privacy, the lengths to which you can decorate or bring other personal belongings and available floor plan options.

Think about the type of arrangements each community you’re interested in has to offer and whether or not you can picture yourself living there.

  • Would you enjoy the social opportunities that apartment-style living has to offer? 
  • Do the available floor plans meet your needs and preferences?
  • Are the spaces inviting and welcoming?

Our senior living community in Auburn, IN, features studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments across our independent living, assisted living and memory support lifestyle options so every resident can find the space that’s right for them.

2. How Do You Enhance Wellness?

The dimensions of wellness make up a person’s quality of life and ability to fully enjoy every day. Many senior living communities promote an active lifestyle with amenities, services and activities to promote and emphasize health and wellness for residents. 

Astral at Auburn created our Encompass program to help residents get in touch with all dimensions of wellness while also focusing on five areas of self – health, endurance, knowledge, wisdom and happiness – learn more here!

3. What Service Levels Are Offered?

The reality of senior living is that not every person’s health and needs are the same. It’s helpful to ask how a community supports the physical, cognitive and emotional needs of residents and inquire into the types of therapy or services that are offered. 

This is also an excellent time to ask about the ease of transitioning into a higher level of care, whether assisted living or memory care, should you ever need additional support. 

4. What Does Your Activity Calendar Look Like?

Many older adults move into senior living communities due to feelings of isolation and loneliness. While touring each community, ask about the activities or clubs they offer to provide new opportunities to socialize and connect. 

At Astral at Auburn, no matter what level of care residents require, we have amenities, services and programs personalized to every need. It’s our goal to help you or your loved one relax and enjoy retirement in a comfortable home-like environment.

5. How Can the Community Assist with The Transition?

When a person decides to move to a senior living community, they can experience a wide range of emotions – worry, uncertainty and even anxiety regarding this significant change. For those who have lived in their current home for decades, transitioning into a new community can seem scary, even when they know this is the best course of action to enhance their lifestyle. 

While touring communities, ask how a community can help to make the transition easier. Whether they offer help with moving and downsizing or have a program that helps new residents get acclimated, it’s important to find out what you can expect during the first few days or weeks at your new home. 

Astral at Auburn is a hometown community with heart. Our senior living community in Auburn, IN, offers unmatched care and compassion, combined with exceptional hospitality and services provides a welcoming environment that feels like home from the moment you walk through the door!

By asking a wide range of questions during a senior living tour, you’re one step closer to finding a community that’s perfect for you or your family’s lifestyle, goals and interests. 

Contact our team today to schedule a tour and discover a senior living community worth exploring!


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