Not One Size Fits All
Communities come in a variety of sizes and designs. Some communities are large groups of buildings in a resort style setting with lush and landscaped grounds, some appear more institutional in design, some are attached to skilled nursing facilities, while others are resemble a neighborhood.
When you open the door, what is inside? Fancy lobbies do not equate to better care. Layout and design can have significant impact on the flow of care and the comfort of the residents. Larger communities may offer room to roam and things to do. This might be a perfect fit for mom. But what if it feels too overwhelming?
Perhaps a smaller community would offer the best of both worlds. A community that offers activities, access to outdoor areas, quiet or private spaces but in smaller more intimate setting may fit the bill. What feels good? Listen to your gut. Does a place have a “good feel”? Often your gut knows better than you think!