Despite the number of new senior living options now available, seniors already living in established communities haven’t been persuaded to pack their bags. The big reason? They know a proven experience is better than a promised one. Over many years, the communities that have proudly served older adults and those who love them have accumulated wisdom that helps them deliver a lifestyle that combines the classic with the contemporary. They’ve also mastered how to provide the best experience for residents from the quality of care to knowing what dishes they love best. That doesn’t happen overnight.
A Proven Reputation
Any retirement community can tout the quality of its service, but it’s the reviews of people who live in senior living communities that separate unproven claims from the real deal. Feedback from residents of senior living communities is particularly important as it can help you find out what the residents love—and aren’t thrilled about — before you make the big step of moving in. Newer residences might not offer this opportunity because they don’t yet have a long-term reputation. Unlike established communities, you’ll have to take their associates and management at their word instead of the residents who live there.
At Glenmeadow, we host a variety of free events that invite prospective residents to visit our campus and meet the community. Guests can tour the grounds, visit with residents and meet team members.
Established senior living communities know that one of the keys to their success is how they build and nurture a warm and welcoming group of residents. That familial feeling takes time, often years, to develop. That goes for cultivating relationships with the surrounding community, too. New senior living complexes likely haven’t been around long enough to create strong connections amongst residents or partnerships with local organizations that are a beloved hallmark of established senior living communities.
Senior living communities must jump through all sorts of inspections and regulatory hoops to ensure the highest quality and safety standards. In an industry where time-tested policies and procedures have enormous impacts on the health and happiness of residents, established communities with strong track records of compliance over many years are the gold standard, something that new providers haven’t been around long enough to earn.
Life At Glenmeadow
Glenmeadow has been serving residents since 1884. Glenmeadow is Life Plan Community for older adults looking to live a maintenance-free, active lifestyle with a plan in place for future care. While you are healthy, you can join the community and take advantage of the whole-person, wellness-centered programming we offer. We give families peace of mind, whether they live near or far, as we care for their loved ones. At Glenmeadow, we recognize our residents’ needs and work to meet them every day.