Wanted: Two Bedroom With Washer/Dryer

Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA

The last couple weeks I’ve been searching for a 2 bedroom for a couple.  They want it in the south metro and they really would like a washer and dryer in the unit.   It has been impossible to find an option meeting their criteria!

My point in telling you this is don’t wait!  If you will want a two-bedroom unit in senior living in the next 2-3 years, it would be important to look around and get on wait lists for your top one or two communities.    When a new senior building is built, the two bedroom or larger units get reserved first, sometimes before the hole is even dug.   Given people are independent in these units, it will years before they turn over and those larger units will become open.     If you are ok with an older senior living community your wait will be less than a newer building.    These communities often offer larger units, but you may not have central air nor will you likely have a washer and dryer in your unit but rather down the hall.

Remember, if you are moving to senior living after a hospitalization and need some care giving services, you are not only choosing the community, but the community is choosing you.  The RN will weigh your needs and determine if with staffing and services in their community they will be able to care for you appropriately.

Are their strategies to get that larger unit in less time? Call Choice Connections, we do have some tips to making your wait shorter.

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