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This article brought to you courtesy of Melody Webb of Assisted Living at Summerplace Gresham Outlook Insider Senior Living Expert

Melody Webb

Choosing an assisted living community for yourself or a loved one is one of the most important decisions you will make. With no shortage of options, you'll need to ensure that you are asking the right questions and prioritizing your needs throughout the process. Let's look at some of our top tips for finding the perfect assisted living community for your individual needs.

Go on a tour. A tour will give you an idea of the community's amenities while giving you a chance to interact with staff and residents. Be sure to pay close attention to the community's atmosphere, dinning schedule and meals, safety features, resident programs, and wellness offerings.

Be honest with yourself. Sit down with a friend or family member before your tour to create a list and prioritize your daily needs and challenges. This will allow the staff to understand your needed level of care and determine if the community will be a good fit.

Ask questions. Questions related to staff certifications and training, security and safety measures, on-site transportation, living arrangements, resident activities, and additional fees/services are all helpful.

Look at reviews. Be sure to compare online reviews from multiple communities in order to get a feel for the strengths and weaknesses of each. Google, Yelp, Caring.com and Facebook are all good review sites to visit.

At Assisted Living at Summerplace, we strive to foster a sense of independence and belonging while creating the perfect balance between activity, engagement and relaxation. To learn more about our community, or to schedule a tour, call (503)252-9361.

Assisted Living at Summerplace

15727 NE Russell Street

Portland, OR 97230

503-252-9361

www.prestigecare.com