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Choosing Retirement Living Options


Are you exploring the different senior living options?  Are you having trouble understanding all the new lingo and what it all means?  Don’t worry – you’re not alone if you answered “yes” to these questions.

When many people first start their search, it is a challenge to understand the difference between all the options... what is an Active Adult community versus Independent Living, Assisted Living versus Memory Care, or Skilled Nursing? When you first start your search, the American Senior Housing Associations suggest you ask yourself a few questions:

  1. How much can I afford?
  2. What level of care do I really need?

These two basic questions will help you to refine your search to the area of senior living that will best meet your needs.

Some people determine that they do not need additional services but rather would prefer not to have all the responsibilities and stress of homeownership. An Active Adult Community like Bella Vita is a great stepping stone into senior living as a space that is age restricted to 55 and better. Bella Vita is an Active Adult apartment community that provides a safe, secure, maintenance-free atmosphere for those seeking the comforts of home, new friendships and the chance to explore new life opportunities. Choosing the right senior living community can be challenging and confusing at times, but by educating yourself, it can be a positive learning experience.

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