How To Choose the Right Patio Home
By now, you’ve read enough to know you don’t want a nursing home for your next address, right? But with all the recent developments in senior living, how do you choose the best place to live? It can be confusing, and if you find yourself in a time crunch to make decisions, it can be scary. Here are a few tips to guide you through the process and remove that fear.
First of all, look at the environment. Is the community well maintained? Ask yourself, Do they take pride in maintaining their property and grounds? Beautiful lawns and planting beds are a good indicator that the property manager is active and responsive.
Second, look at the amenities and calendar of events. You are looking for a home with enough privacy and yet enough variety to make your lives feel rich. You may not need new best friends, but friendly acquaintances? Ask yourself, Are there ways for me to connect with other people?
Third, take some time in the patio home you’ve been touring to visualize your new life. Imagine where to put furniture, dishes, desks. Do you like the configuration of the rooms? You need the personal space to process what you’re seeing, to ask thoughtful questions, to assess. Ask yourself, Can I picture myself living here?
Last but not least, assessing resident satisfaction is crucial. Take a stroll and visit with people who are out on their patios. Ask thoughtful questions, like What do you like most about living here?
Deciding on a patio home is quite a decision, but it’s one you can be proud you’ve made. You are part of a growing community of seniors who are defining what it means to age in the 2020s…make it a life of simplicity, of being present, of making friends, of experiencing joy. Patio living is all of this and more. The North Ridge Cottages is here to serve you, and we want you to be happy living here!