How to Start Your Assisted Living Search

Birches Assisted Living and Memory Care

Birches Assisted Living and Memory Care

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The search for assisted living, consider who is a good fit for assisted living, costs and financial assistance, and how to choose a community.

“I am fearful there will come a time soon where I’ll need assisted living, but I don’t know where to start. I’m overwhelmed.”

It’s a normal feeling as we face this time in our life. The best way to overcome the fear is to begin visiting some assisted living communities. Visit with your spouse, children or best friend.

As you walk in, what is your first reaction? Does it seem “homey”? Is it bright and cheerful? Are the residents smiling? Does the staff welcome you? As you begin thinking about these things, you’ll be able to better imagine what you’d like if you were to live in this place or another like it.

Your particular health situation will also help you decide. Are the hallways long? Are the apartments a good size? Are there easily climbed stairs or easily reached elevators? You may want to know about the activities that are offered.

Visit our Assisted Living Guide page for more in-depth information.