One of the biggest challenges of helping senior loved ones move to a retirement community is finding the right facility for their needs. Every person has unique needs and preferences, and the new location should provide the right balance of independence and care they’ll need as they get older.
Busy Buddies, provider of caring transitions for seniors, shares a few tips on picking the best retirement community for your elderly loved one.
Consider the Level of Medical Care in the New Community
As your elderly parent continues to age, their health needs will become a primary concern. While most retirement communities are specifically designed to cater for seniors’ needs, not all of them will have the level of medical care your loved one may require in the future.
Before you choose a facility, thoroughly research the services and level of care the location provides. As part of our elderly moving services, you can count on us to help you determine if your prospective retirement community will meet your parent’s future medical needs.
Consider the Local Tax Rates
When you’re investing in a retirement community, the local tax rates should be a big consideration. High monthly tax rates are a heavy burden you don’t want you or your parent to bear.
Consider the Local Climate
Finally, note the climate and weather patterns in the area. It’s important that your loved one is moving to a location where they won’t be bothered by the elements. A good way to determine if it’s a good fit is to take a short visit to the location so they can experience it first-hand and share their opinion.
Busy Buddies offers senior moving services. We can help declutter your home and pick the best retirement community for your elders. Call us at (703) 682-0033 for more information on our services. We offer elderly moving services throughout McLean, VA, and the surrounding areas.