Where Do I Begin?
Transitioning can be tough, especially when you’re considering long-term senior care for you or a loved one. With so many considerations and options to take into account, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, there are a few steps you can take to simplify your decision, and, in the process, identify what you value most.
1. Take a Personal Inventory
What do you need, and what do you want? Start with your needs, or your non-negotiables, which may include items such as location, certain dining options, and access to transportation. Once you determine those, then add your wants - or “nice-to-haves” - such as an onsite beauty salon or community garden.
2. Assess Your Long-Term Needs
Consider your current circumstances, but also look ahead at what life may be like several years down the road. What kind of care will you or your loved one need? At Brethren Care Village, we cater to all of the stages of senior aging, serving your changing physical, social, and spiritual needs in a community you’ll be happy to call home.
3. Determine What You Can Afford
Take a look at your assets and determine what you feel comfortable paying for in a senior living community today and in the future. While senior communities vary in their price points and payment systems, Brethren Care Village is a non-profit organization. We understand your financial circumstances may change over the years; we will never make you or your loved one move out, even if your resources run low.
4. Make a List of Questions
There’s no such thing as dumb (or too many) questions! We always encourage our guests to make a list of questions before visiting Brethren Care Village or any other senior living community. Doing so will help you organize your thoughts and ensure that you’ll walk away empowered to make an informed decision.
5. Schedule a Tour
The best way to make your decision it to tour a senior living community in order to determine how it suits your wants, needs, and finances. At Brethren Care Village, we’re happy to meet you, show you around, and answer your questions. Whether you choose Brethren Care Village or not, we can help guide you by reducing your stress and helping you explore the best options for you.