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August 18, 2016

Common Questions About Senior Living
As you move through the research phase of choosing a senior living community in Indiana, it’s only natural that you might have questions.
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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Living

How Much Does It Cost?
The cost of senior living can vary depending on your needs or those of your aging loved one. The national average cost for assisted living in 2015 was $43,200 per year.
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.
What Types Of Care Are Available?
The type of care offered can vary from community to community. At Five Star Senior Living, no matter which Indiana community you choose, the staff help to determine the level of care and services each resident requires.
  • 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.
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. Not all communities, however, are pet friendly.
Before booking tours at your top choices for Indiana senior living communities, be sure to inquire about their pet policy to make certain your four-legged friend can move right along with you.
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 in Indiana offer exercise classes, such as chair yoga or fitness walking, as well as book clubs, movie nights and bridge.
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.

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