If you have a loved one who is a senior citizen, they might be considering downgrading to an apartment. Unfortunately, this may mean getting rid of many of their possessions. However, it also means they have the opportunity to find a new Virginia home that fits their needs. For some people, this means finding a senior apartment community.
Will They Be Living Alone?
Before deciding where they will live, you need to consider who they will be living with. If they live alone, this may not be a problem. However, if they have a child or grandchild living with them, then you’ll need to find a place where they will be accepted.
Some senior communities do not allow anyone in the community who is under the age of 55. Others limit the number of non-senior residents that can live in each unit. Contact the apartment communities before you visit them to determine if they suit your needs.
How Much Space Do They Need?
For some seniors, a one bedroom apartment is perfect. However, other seniors may have a need for more space. For example, if someone else is going to be living with them or if they expect to have guests on a regular basis.
Other seniors may want to have a room for their hobbies or an office. You should determine how much space your loved one needs before looking for an apartment community. Some communities only offer one bedroom units. If they need more space you need to ensure it is available in the communities you visit.
Where Do They Want to Live?
Does your senior loved one want to stay where they are or do they want to move to another part of Virginia? Just because they’ve spent all of their lives in one town, does not mean they want to live there forever.
Before looking for an apartment, ask about their preferences. Maybe they want to leave their small town to move to a place in a city that offers cultural and social activities. Or, maybe they want to leave the city and find a quiet place in the suburbs.
If you want to help your loved one find a new apartment in Virginia, then you need to consider their needs. These needs vary from person to person, so it’s important to talk to your loved one to see what they need and want.