When considering a move to a senior living community, it’s important to first really get a good picture of what you are looking for: what do you consider necessities, as well as what things you hope you’ll find as you do your search. At St. Mark Village, we want you to choose the option that matches what you have in mind so that you can look forward to each day with excitement and purpose.
What You Want, and What You Need: Choosing a Senior Living Community
Here are some factors to consider as you narrow your search.
When considering a senior living community, location is often the first topic to consider. It’s wise to give this considerable thought. For example, if you have been living quite a distance from adult children or other family members, you might want a senior living community that is closer to your loved ones, making visits much more convenient.
However, be sure to consider the possibility of younger family members moving to another location due to a job change or other reason. Would the neighborhood still be desirable? Is the senior living community you are considering close to your preferred medical care, physicians and hospitals? Are there other friends close by? What about entertainment, shopping and dining? If getting out and about is important to you, factor convenience into your decision.
You might be enjoying a fully independent lifestyle right now, but you’ll feel more confident about your decision if the senior living community you select has a variety of continuing care options for future needs. For example, independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation are all available at St. Mark Village.
With this continuum of care, our residents have the benefit of seamless access to future health care options. In fact, with Life Care at St. Mark Village, your care is guaranteed for life—even if your financial situation changes.
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Are you active and interested in a vibrant atmosphere of fun, engagement and learning? Would you prefer a casual, comfortable ambiance or do your tastes run more towards a formal elegance? Every senior living community has its personality. As you tour communities, see how each feels, and decide if you could call it home.
Safety & Security
More than ever, today’s senior living communities are paying special attention to safety measures that go above and beyond what is required. As you go through your search, be sure to ask about what is required by the state, and specifically how those features would enhance your safety (for example, handrails in the hallways, emergency call systems, etc.) In addition, check if there are additional safety precautions and emergency plans that are in place.
Services & Amenities
It’s important to feel at home. It’s even better to feel like you’re on vacation all year long! That’s how it can feel when you both first-rate amenities at your access and services that make daily life easier. After all, that’s the goal of senior living: to live the good life, and retire without worry!
When you’re contemplating the lifestyle that would work for you, think about what type of amenities would make you happiest. At St. Mark Village, we want you to not only be excited about what lies ahead, we want you to have the time of your life. Not only do you benefit from housekeeping, maintenance, scheduled transportation and more, you have access to a pool and spa, fitness center, club room, mini mart, garden, multiple dining venues and so much more.
Choosing What is Right For You
Making a good choice for your future can offer you all the perks of healthy aging and help you live your best life. Take the time to think about what you really want from senior living. At St. Mark Village, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey.