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How to Research Retirement Options

Posted on August 07, 2017 in Senior Lifestyle Options

When you first initiate the process of finding a retirement community, it can be difficult to know where to start. Let’s talk about some common ways to find information and how to use that information to make the best decision for you or your loved one. See the tips below.


The internet is the most popular resource for people to use for shopping or simply looking up information. The ease with which information and knowledge can be accessed makes searching online a great option.

Visiting a community’s website gives you a great foundation to start your research. On their website, you can request information and get a sense of what the campus is really like. This is an excellent way to get a feel for the community and everyday life.

Be Hands-On

If you’re fortunate enough to have a friend enjoying the lifestyle at one of the retirement communities on your list, you could stop in, share a meal, or attend an exciting program to gain a better understanding of the community. This experience can be a huge benefit in discovering what you like and what you’re looking for in a retirement community.

Those in the Industry

If you would like information from outside sources, there are senior resources at your local Council on Aging available for just this purpose. These sources are perfect for the early stages of research.

Don’t forget to ask your physician. He or she can be instrumental in helping you make a decision about your current and future needs. Your medical provider can give you insight from personal experience and may even have information on the pros and cons of each community you’re considering.

Regardless of how you choose to research your prospective communities, we hope you take the time to visit and tour the campus at Ohio Living Llanfair. We believe in whole-person wellness through our Masterpiece Living philosophy and strive to provide the best quality care with an atmosphere that is welcoming to residents and their families with our dedication to the Eden philosophy.