Senior Living

Is Senior Living the Right Decision?

Is Senior Living the Right Decision?

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As we age, it’s important to think about our future care needs and preferences. Would you like to remain in your home as long as possible, or are you ready to navigate the next chapter and take advantage of everything that senior living can offer? 

Before you embark on your journey, you need to determine if senior living is the right decision for you or your loved one. Below, we share a few key questions and considerations so you can make an honest assessment of your situation. 

Aging in place at home: Assess what is and isn’t working  

Think about what is and isn’t working in your current living situation. If something isn’t working well, could your family and friends help or would additional support be better? 

Use the following topics to get an accurate overview of what changes, if any, are necessary. 

Consider the following in your assessment of what is and isn’t working: 

  • Meals/nutrition 
  • Transportation 
  • Socialization 
  • Personal care 
  • Medication management 
  • Housekeeping/laundry 
  • Home maintenance 
  • Financial responsibilities 
  • Safety 
  • Caregiver stress 

Can your family or friends help you manage the areas that aren’t working? Or would a maintenance-free lifestyle with supportive care be more beneficial? Remember to prioritize your health and well-being as you weigh your options.  

Take our quick 4-minute quiz: Is it the right time for senior living? >> 

Decide what is most important in your search for a senior living community 

When considering senior living, you and your loved ones should set aside time to evaluate what is most important in your search. Everyone should complete their selections independently and share them with the group to ensure they align with the same goals.  

Rank the following aspects of senior living in importance from 1-5. Be sure to note which is important to you and which is important to your loved one.  

Here are examples of focus areas to get you started: 

  • Lifestyle: amenities, floor plans, dining options 
  • Socialization: full calendar of activities, outings, friendly community 
  • Care: trained staff, supportive services, peace of mind 
  • Safety: 24/7 emergency response, accessible spaces 
  • Location: near medical facilities, dining, attractions, shopping, loved ones 
  • Price: funding options, transparency, maintenance-free lifestyle 

Where do I begin with senior living? >> 

Once you and your loved ones are on the same page with your senior living considerations, visit communities that interest you. Take notes, ask questions, and seek professional input, including your financial advisor, physician, spiritual leader, or social worker.  

Senior communities like Frontida Assisted Living can also be a trusted resource to help you find the right community.  

Feel at Home at Frontida Assisted Living   

Frontida Assisted Living values transparency and trust in each of our Wisconsin communities, and our team is ready to answer your questions, offer support, and provide resources to help you make a confident and informed decision for your future care. 

Our compassionate team strives to create a sense of community and purpose for each resident through personalized programming, life-enriching activities, and special events.     

Learn how we care for our residents:   

  • Private suites, bedrooms, and companion rooms    
  • Fully accessible bathrooms    
  • Spacious living rooms and engaging indoor recreation areas    
  • Cozy fireplaces and open-plan seating in living spaces    
  • Beautifully maintained outdoor areas    
  • Delicious, home-cooked meals and snacks    
  • 24-hour personal care and supervision    
  • Comfortable spa and salon (in specific locations)    
  • Dedicated memory care communities    
  • Specialized behavioral health care communities    
  • Housekeeping and laundry services    
  • Individualized care plans    
  • Life Enrichment Coordinators to plan and schedule meaningful activities for all residents    
  • Nursing staff to oversee the health and wellness of each resident

We value honesty, trust, and open communication to build relationships with our residents and their loved ones. Together, we form a partnership to ensure your loved one lives a fulfilling life, feeling a sense of belonging and purpose.

When you’re ready, contact any of our 11 Frontida assisted living and memory care communities to gather more information, or to set up a personalized tour. We’re here for you whenever you need us. 

We understand that transitioning into assisted care can be an emotional, stressful and often confusing journey. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping you and your family navigate the complex world of care. Download our free “Guide to Funding Senior Living” to learn more. 


Rachel Potente
• 3 min read