Starting a Search for an Assisted Living Facility

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Aging is a fact of life, and today the majority of people will live past the age of 75. However, with aging also come many problems. Some seniors may develop physical handicaps and become disabled and others may develop dementia or some type of chronic medical disorder. In others, one spouse may have passed away and the other one is left alone. When independent living becomes impossible, many seniors have no choice but to move into a long-term facility or some type of assisted living.

However, one major mistake most seniors and their families make is to wait till the last minute. The chief reason why many seniors are often unhappy about their assisted living place is because they never looked around at their options. Choosing a place to live for the rest of your life requires a great deal of thought and planning, and shouldn’t be put off until an emergency occurs.

Experts say that the search for an assisted living center should start at least 6-12  months prior to moving. The reason is that there are many assisted living centers and each has different options, amenities, facilities and cost. One needs to look for an assisted living facility that is suitable for one’s lifestyle. There is no point in selecting an assisted living facility with swimming facilities if one can’t swim.

The longer you wait to select an assisted living center; the chances are that you will have fewer choices.

Even if you never move out of your own home, it still makes sense to start your search for assisted living early. Planning ahead and knowing where you would like to live if needed is a far superior option to being forced to move somewhere you aren’t familiar with in the case of an emergency.

There is ample evidence suggesting that finding a good, safe and affordable facility can be a problem; plus the facility also has to meet your living requirements. The major reason for the delay in finding a good assisted living center include the state laws, staff on the premises and type of amenities available. Sometimes you can find an excellent assisted living facility but it may not accept you if you have a certain illness, or in other cases, the facility may not have the proper staff to look after you.

The most basic features of an assisted living facility should include a kitchen, meals, housekeeping, some type of outdoor activities, assistance with some degree of personal care and transportation to a healthcare provider or facility, when there is a need. In fact, some places like Adagio San Juan are run by a doctor so you can have even more peace of mind.

Finally, there is the cost factor. Assisted living facilities typically start around $4,000 or more a month and this also depends on the size of your room and the amount of care you need. Of course, the more care you need, the higher the cost.

The best way to start your search for an assisted living facility is the Internet. If you are not Internet savvy, speak to your friends and family or get some help from a social worker. No matter what you decide, it is vital that you see the place and speak to the administrator and staff. Take a tour of the place and speak to the current residents.

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Many assisted facilities like Adagio San Juan which provide ample detail on their website, and you can get a good feel for the property and its amenities simply by spending time looking at their website. Selecting a place like Adagio San Juan will not only offer you safety but also allow you to maintain your dignity and independence. Plus, you have the ability to live in a premium residential home as opposed to a larger institution that feels more like a hospital than a home.

If you are beginning your search for assisted living, call Adagio San Juan at (949) 899-8388 to schedule a tour.


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Adagio San Juan
31822 San Juan Creek Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 899-8388


Adagio San Juan is dedicated to safety, quality senior care, premium amenities and creating a home environment for the elderly in San Juan Capistrano, CA that you will love to live in and your family and friends will love to visit.