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How to Choose a Senior Living Home

Residence options in great luxury senior living communities can be varied so new members of the community can find just the right one to suit their needs. As you’re shopping for senior living homes in Phoenix, AZ, here are some questions to consider to help you find the right residence for you:

Are you moving as one person or two?

If you’re moving as a couple, you may want a more spacious residence. Even keeping in mind you have the whole campus to explore and enjoy, double the number of people can mean twice as much stuff.

Do you want to rightsize?

Searching for a new residence allows you to decide if you still want a large floor plan, or if you’d like to lighten your load. If you want to take this opportunity to donate some of your belongings or hand them down to loved ones, moving to a senior living community is a great time.

How much storage space do you need?

If you’re the king or queen of holiday decorations or you have craft supplies that take up a lot of closet space, you may want to consider the storage solutions within senior living floor plans. You may like another bedroom to be your crafts station, an office or even a glorious walk-in closet. At Sagewood, you can find plenty of closet space and floor plans that offer a den — just waiting to set the stage for your passions. Balconies are the perfect place to plant a personal garden, hang bird feeders or a fountain and a comfortable chair to relax in. Some luxury senior living communities even have on-site storage space you can rent, which could be the perfect spot for decorations, files, off-season clothes … whatever you need.

Will loved ones want to stay with you?

Whether you choose among Casita floor plans or two-bedroom apartments, there are wonderful options that allow you to have a spare bedroom (or a couple spare bedrooms) with a full bathroom for guests. Some residences also offer convenient private entrances. After they see the beautiful campus, the trick may be telling them it’s time to leave!

Do you have a pet?

If your pet needs an enclosed space or easy access to the outside, that may influence your decision in your ideal size of residence — a Casita may provide the space they need. If your dog loves to be around people, you might select an apartment surrounded by new friends.

Do you want to be in the middle of the action?

Many people move to senior living housing because they want to live among friends and be a short walk away from the dining room or the gym. Others want easy access to the amenities but want to enjoy some extra space. In that case, an on-campus Casita or Villa may be the perfect space.

What sort of amenities would make you feel at home?

Senior living communities can provide resources and amenities that help create a vibrant lifestyle. At Sagewood, we do our best to ensure every resident can find what interests and fulfills them. Some seniors always imagined retiring at a community with an indoor pool. Others can’t live without delicious food and as many on-campus dining options as possible. Some want to have a say in how their community is run and require a resident council they can join. Consider what aspects of community life would enhance your retirement years, and seek them out on your search.

What care might you need in the future?

This can be a tough question to answer, but when you choose an independent living residence in a senior living community that offers LifeCare®, you can be sure that you’ll have priority access to higher levels of care should you ever need it. With the Return of Capital LifeCare® contract, you avoid the volatility of the health care market, and you or your estate will recoup 80% of your entrance payment.

As you explore luxury senior living homes in Phoenix, AZ, you’ll find Sagewood offers an expansive variety of floor plans to suit any lifestyle or preference. And after you find your ideal residence, you can enjoy the beautiful grounds, superior amenities and friendly residents that turn a community into a home.

If you’d like to know more about the existing and future floor plans available at Sagewood or anything else about the community, please contact us. A member of the team would be happy to answer any questions you have.