Finding the Ideal Care and Living Arrangement

Now that you know the right category of care and the numbers involved, let’s get specific about which particular place in that category is the best fit.

Oh, for those seniors that have a dog moving to a place that welcomes pets, consider bringing your furry friend on the visit to the new place! Sometimes their instincts will be a great help.

And for those that don’t have a pooch or are moving to place without pets, the same idea applies: let your gut instincts tell you if this place feels right. Our instincts never let us down – if we get quiet enough to really listen.

There are often more choices in your senior living category than your realized. For an unbiased directory of, complete with honest reviews (good and bad) click here.

For a methodically curated list of the largest companies and organizations that provide a range of senior living options, click here.

Be sure that when you research, or when you visit, you find out if they have key features, such as some of the following:

Nearby Location Highlights

  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Hospitals


  • Indoor & Outdoor Communal Spaces
  • Walking Paths
  • Emergency Response Systems
  • Complementary Transportation
  • Kitchenettes
  • Dining Options
  • Maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Beauty / Barber shop
  • Security Service
  • Parking
  • Fitness Room
  • VA Benefits Consultation
  • Financial Advice


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures and Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Computer Classes

Restriction Policies

  • Pets
  • Guests at Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests
  • Visiting Hours

Lastly, you’ll be happy to know that the places that let you bring furniture will welcome your favorite chair! So you might not be giving up too much of your old life after all.

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