There’s a lot to consider when choosing a senior living community—size, staff, location, culture, cost, amenities, dining—and a website can only tell you so much. That’s why a community tour is so important. However, tours can be overwhelming if you aren’t sure which questions to ask or what to look for when you arrive.
First, prospective residents and their friends and family members should do a bit of online research about each community. The more you know up front, the more confident you will feel on the tour. Browse the brochures, read the reviews, and narrow down your options to the top three, four, or five. From there, schedule the tour and prepare a list of questions. We recommend you start with these six!
When Will Apartments Be Available?
Depending on supply and demand, some senior living communities have a waitlist, so it’s important to determine whether or not an apartment will be vacant when you need it. If you need an apartment immediately and the community is completely occupied, this may be the only question you need to ask. As the newest community in Boynton Beach, we currently have plenty of upscale Memory Care and Assisted Living apartments available. In fact, we have 87 apartments total, with almost 20 different floor plan options.
Are Your Living Spaces Furnished?
Whether you want a fully furnished apartment or a blank slate so you can create your own sense of home, you need to know what to expect. Each of our modern studio and one-bedroom apartments come with a flatscreen TV, a spacious closet, and a private bathroom. We’re a pet-friendly community, so many of our contemporary options accommodate four-legged friends as well. Also, don’t forget to inquire about safety features. Our floor plans include smoke detectors, fire sprinklers, audiovisual alarms, and more. Plus, residents have round-the-clock access to VoiceFriend, a state-of-the-art notification system perfect for emergency situations.
How Are Residents Physically and Socially Engaged?
Despite what many movies and TV shows would have you believe, life doesn’t end at a senior living community; it starts anew. Make sure each community understands this as well as you do. Ask about their social events and activities, and be sure their programming appeals to you or your loved one personally. As a community that’s rooted in health and wellness, we work to ensure our residents stay physically active and mentally stimulated. To that end, we offer fun art activities in our crafts center, a robust social calendar, and exercise classes in an on-site, state-of-the-art fitness center.
Do You Have a Licensed Nursing Staff on Site?
You want the best possible care, and the community you choose should too. You can request a copy of the community’s residency criteria to find out more about the types of services they’re able to provide. At The Club, we believe nurses are key to the well-being of our residents. Our licensed nursing staff is available 24/7 to provide immediate, compassionate, personalized care. We can administer residents’ medications, advise on diet and nutrition, and more.
Are Outdoor Spaces Available to Residents?
While we offer a secure, enclosed campus for our Memory Care residents, The Club still provides plenty of green space where you can bask in the beauty of Mother Nature. Apartments at The Club at Boynton Beach boast vivid views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean or our outdoor oasis. Our meticulously maintained central courtyard features a waterfall, fragrant flowers, and plenty of plant life, all under towering South Florida magnolia trees. Bonus: We also have outdoor grills and a dedicated dog run for your canine friends!
What Are Your Dining Options?
Virginia Woolf said it best: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Food is such an important part of our health and wellness, but it’s also a social activity. Ask about dietary issues that matter to you personally. For instance, do you offer options that are kosher? Gluten-free? Vegetarian? At The Club at Boynton Beach, healthy and hearty dining go hand-in-hand. Our contemporary restaurant offers chef-inspired menus made with fresh, local, and wholesome ingredients, and our intimate bistro/bar serves delicious drinks and snacks. To be sure the community is right for you, stick around for a bite to eat after the tour!
You Have Questions, We Have Answers!
Choosing a senior living community comes with lots of questions, which is why we want to make sure you know the right ones to ask. Our dedicated team is happy to answer your questions, address any concerns, and show you around our upscale community. We want you to see firsthand why The Club at Boynton Beach is the right fit for you or your loved one. Contact us today to schedule a tour!