Senior woman sitting down talking with Chartwell staff member. Femme âgée assise discutant avec un membre du personnel de Chartwell.

How to Choose the Right Retirement Community

Your guide to narrow down your search and find the right retirement home.

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  • Need help with what to look for when choosing the right retirement home for you or a loved one? Searching for a senior living community can initially feel overwhelming and merits the time it takes to find a place where you can see yourself enjoying everyday life for many years to come. So, where to begin?

  • Senior women are talking at the breakfast table / Des femmes âgées discutent à la table du petit-déjeuner
  • What’s inside the guide

    Download our exclusive How to Choose the Right Retirement Residence Guide by filling out the form today and learn four great tips to consider during your visits that can help make your journey easier—as well as a list of questions to ask yourself to help with your final decision:

    • Consider your practical needs: As you prepare to embark on tours of retirement residences, learn how to narrow your list by asking yourself these key questions that will help you understand which types of homes and locations to consider.
    • How did the residence make you feel? Your experience during your tours is of equal importance, as it will help you determine if you can see yourself living in a particular residence. Beyond the practical, reflect on the emotional components of the decision by asking yourself these 5 essential questions.
    • Check and compare Google reviews: If you are trying to decide between a few retirement residences, one of the best ways to narrow your search and boost your confidence that you’ve found the right one is to browse the Internet and read Google reviews about your choices.
    • Talk to your friends and family: One of the best ways to gauge your experience at a retirement community is by speaking to someone you trust who lives there or has a loved one living there.

    Our best piece of advice? Find a retirement residence that satisfies your practical needs, feels like home, and has a solid reputation in the local community that will help you feel confident that you’ve made the right choice in your next chapter. Other factors like your personal budget will affect your financial decision too, but remember to keep your long-term happiness and comfort top of mind to avoid making a decision that will only benefit you in the short term.

    Good news! We also have a team of knowledgeable representatives who can do the homework for you! We’re here to provide you with some thoughtful suggestions of homes to tour and can even arrange the tours for you.