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Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Living

Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Living

With decades of experience behind us, we’ve answered many questions about senior living that prospective residents and their families have. We thought it would be helpful to older adults and their families if we shared the most popular ones.

Common Questions About Senior Living

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of senior living can vary depending on location and your needs or those of your aging loved one.

But pricing can be a bit tricky to understand. It’s why you want to be sure to inquire about additional buy-in fees, move-in fees, community fees and fees for extra amenities.

Unlike other senior living communities, we don’t charge new residents a buy-in fee. There is a combined move-in/community fee that roughly equals one month of rent. There is no long-term commitment required.

Read our guide on Understand Senior Living Costs.

What Types Of Care Are Available?

The type of care offered can vary from community to community. At Five Star Senior Living, many of our communities offer several living options, including:

  • Independent living is for seniors who do not need assistance in their day-to-day lives, but for those who want to join an active senior community.
  • Assisted living is a solution for seniors who do need assistance with daily tasks, such as bathing, dressing and medication reminders.

Memory care and short term stays, which include seasonal visits, respite care, and rehab support are other common care types found among senior living communities.

Can I Bring My Pet With Me?

If you currently live with a furry friend, then it goes without saying that you want them to come with you when you move into a senior living community. Some, but not all communities are pet friendly.

Before booking tours at your top choices for senior living communities, be sure to inquire about their pet policy to make certain your four-legged friend can move right along with you. Learn more about the Five Star Senior Living pet friendly communities.

What Types of Activities Can I Participate In?

Life enrichment activities vary from community to community. You can ask for a calendar of events to see which ones are offered at the community of your choice. Almost all of the Five Star Senior Living communities offer exercise classes, such as chair yoga or fitness walking, as well as book clubs, movie nights and games such as bingo.

Our Lifestyle360 Program, is a holistic approach to aging well. We operate under the theory that five different pillars of health–physical, spiritual, intellectual, emotional and social–need to be met in order for older adults to thrive.

Tour a Five Star Senior Living Community

Ready to explore all that senior living has to offer? Find a Five Star Senior Living community near you to schedule a tour today. We’d be more than happy to answer all of your additional questions you or your loved one may have about senior living.

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