By Vannah Rose Roberto, Certified Concierge Care Advisor

Part of the intake process that our advisors utilize with you at the beginning stages of your search for senior living is knowing the area that best suits you or your loved one.

By default, every client that we have worked with would like to stay within their area of routine – whether that be living in the same city/town they have always lived in or living as close as possible to their life-long friend. While in some cases that works out, it is important to note where your representative or power of attorney lives and keep their proximity in mind.

By doing so, you have the peace of mind of having them close by in case any sudden emergency were to happen, or simply just having them close by to visit often. Most seniors appoint a person/family/friend they’re closest to and trust to make medical and financial decisions with their best interest in mind. So naturally, it will likely be someone who will visit often and what we have found is that this alone makes a world of a difference in their transition into senior living.

Our advisors are trained to think outside the box when it comes to senior living and in choosing a location that makes the most sense. We challenge location decisions to ensure you weigh your options. Geographic location can also alter rate changes and if you have a strict budget to uphold, sometimes your preferred location may not be financially wise.

Speaking with your advisor about what options you have and comparing locations to senior living rates can prepare you not just for today, but tomorrow and forever.