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Where to Begin:
Senior Living for Myself

Many older adults worry that transitioning to community-style living will compromise their independence or isolate them from the outside world. But in Vermont, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Vermont is known for its great sense of community, safety, and scenic scenic outdoor beauty.

We are all aging every day and how you choose to live your third stage of life is up to you. Our goal is to meet you where you are and equip you with the resources needed to make a sound decision.

We understand if you’re hesitant about moving to a senior living community. After all, it’s a big transition. However, we’re committed to helping you on your journey as you explore Vermont’s senior living and long-term care communities.

Step I:
Doing the Research

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If you are just beginning to explore senior living communities, you likely have many questions about monthly costs, day-to-day life, and even if this is an appropriate path for you. Below, we share resources that will address many – if not all – of your concerns.

Is Senior Living Right for Me?

Deciding between aging-in-place and moving to a retirement community can be a very emotional process. However, if you’re struggling to keep pace with house maintenance or if you need access to regular medical care, you could benefit from senior living. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with the telltale signs that you should make the move sooner rather than later.

Finding the Right Care Option

Different senior living communities offer different levels of support – from independent and assisted living to skilled nursing and memory care . Before you choose an option, review all your options to learn how to make a comfortable and confident decision.

Financial Planning for Senior Living

When older adults begin looking into senior living options, the cost is an important consideration. Fortunately, there are many different avenues for affording high-quality care. Before making the transition, you and your family can discuss how best to pay for senior living.

Step II:
Weighing Your Options

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If you have determined that community-style living is right for you, congratulations! Though coming to terms with your evolving needs is no easy feat, this decision will forever change your life for the better. To help you move forward, we have compiled tips for selecting the perfect senior living community.

How to Evaluate Senior Living Communities

Before you begin touring senior living communities, make a list of nonnegotiables. Do you want a two-bedroom apartment to accommodate out-of-town guests? Are you interested in a variety of dining options? How close to the hospital do you need to be? You’ll want to review all your top factors to consider before choosing a senior living community.

Step III:
Starting Your Next Chapter

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After finding a senior living community to call home, you are just one step away from enjoying a maintenance-free lifestyle in the company of like-minded neighbors. However, before moving, you need to prepare for what will be a very different – but rewarding – stage of your life.

Tips for Downsizing

Though the thought of moving from a three-bedroom farmhouse to a studio-style apartment can be overwhelming at first, many seniors find the process cathartic. Planning ahead can help make the downsizing process go smoothly.

How to Smoothly Transition to Senior Living

There are steps you can take to ease your anxiety during this transition and make yourself feel more at home in your new community.

The Journey Starts Here

You can feel confident as you prepare for the future by learning about the basics of senior living and long-term care communities. We are all aging every day and how you choose to live your third stage of life is up to you. Our goal is to meet you where you are and equip you with the resources needed to make a sound decision.

Please keep me updated as new resources become available.

Please keep me updated as new resources become available.