How to Find the Right Retirement Community for You

July 20, 2023 / Senior Living Community
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Exterior view of the entrance to The Villas at Stanford Ranch, a luxury retirement community in Rocklin, CA.

Deciding where you'll spend the next chapter of your life is a big decision. It's easy for this process to feel overwhelming at times, especially when you're unsure of what you want out of a retirement community.

Having a better understanding of the key aspects that are important to you can help minimize this stress and make the transition smoother. Discover how to find the right retirement community for you:

  • Determine your ideal location. Are you looking to move somewhere warmer? Or do you want to be close to family? Deciding where you want to retire will help narrow down the list of communities.
  • Understand your health. This will help gauge the kind of care you need now, and in the future. It may be beneficial to sit down with your doctor or loved ones to create a plan to accommodate your needs down the road.
  • Set a price point and find a budget you're comfortable with. Like with any move, settling your finances is a crucial step.
  • Consider what benefits of community life you're interested in. Each community is different; furthermore, understanding your preferences for amenities and services can help determine the best fit for you.
  • If you can, visit the communities you're highly interested in. While photos, videos, and phone calls can give you an idea of what the community is like, seeing it in person is always a good idea to ensure it is the right fit.

We also recommend having a list of questions ready when you view communities. Discussing activities, meeting team members, and looking at floor plans can help determine if you see yourself there.

If you're interested in learning more about The Villas at Stanford Ranch, please visit our website or call us at (916) 741-7050.


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