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Four Things to Look for When Considering a Move to a Life Plan Community

Posted on July 01, 2023 in Senior Lifestyle Options

For older adults, moving to a continuing care or life plan community can be helpful in maintaining and developing new social relationships and interests, pursuing hobbies, accessing on-site services and support, and remaining active. When searching for the right fit for you or your loved one, keep these things in mind.



If possible, try to visit in-person so that you can experience firsthand what the atmosphere and culture of the community is like, and how the staff interacts with the residents, visitors and other staff members. It can help to meet with the leadership team to learn more about the community, including their philosophy, the financial stability of the organization and what makes the community a good fit for you and your loved one.


Services and Staff

Different communities will have different services and amenities, and it is important to find one that meets your needs. Check that they offer the type and level of care that you or your loved one requires, as well as the quality of their staff, including their training and education. Ask how chores such as laundry and housekeeping are handled, as well as support provided during the day.


Physical, Intellectual and Spiritual Enrichment

Find a community that offers activities that encourage both physical health and intellectual growth for a well-rounded experience. Spiritual enrichment also plays a large role in overall health, so it is important to find a community that focuses on that aspect, whether it be religious services, volunteer opportunities or even the chance to enjoy nature.



When researching communities, make sure to ask: What are the different contracts, and how do I choose the one that is right for me? What happens if the money runs out? What about insurance and taxes? A sound financial plan will help you make responsible choices that will enable you to feel secure about your future.


At Ohio Living Lake Vista, we pride ourselves on helping residents live healthier and happier lives, and enjoying an active lifestyle that is full of physical, intellectual, social and spiritual engagement. Our award-winning life plan communities provide a variety of housing options, amenities, programs and services.