DeLand Assisted Living Guide: Find Best Retirement Options For Independence

Apr 23, 2024

There are tons of Assisted Living options in your area – how can you choose? This free guide from Alliance Community (800.334.4133) can help: it explains how to set your priorities, what to look for in a new home, and how to book a tour.

Whatever you may have heard - we need to clear up one thing before we proceed, this isn't an article for "senior citizens," it's a guide, for those of us who have been aged to perfection.

It's not the "full, ultimate guide," with all the facts and then some, because I didn't write that, Alliance Community did - I'm just trying to help you find it. So if that's what you're looking for, visit

Assuming you're still here, is it too late to start with a joke?

Did you hear the one about the new elder citizens dating app?

It's called, "I've fallen in Love, and I can't get back up."

Okay, okay, that's enough intro, let's get to the meat and potatoes.

Assisted Living - It's Just Better.

If you're here, reading this, then chances are that you're looking for an Assisted Living home in Florida. Not a seniors home, not a retirement home, an Assisted Living home, and that's important.

That means that you get to keep your independence, but, just in case, there is someone around to lend a hand when needed. It's the best of both worlds, and it's a little easier to accept the help when it's not forced on us all the time.

The problem is, there are so many options - how can you possibly choose?

Well, this is my advice. Start by deciding what you want, what matters most.

Are you worried about being too bored because you're a social butterfly?

Trying to keep costs down in case you live to be 150?

Whatever your goal is, there's a perfect living situation for it, you just need to find it.

Finding The Factors That Count.

There are many factors to consider when choosing an Assisted Living home, the free guide explains them all, but to be honest, it's a potentially overwhelming number of options to choose from. To narrow down the potential list, the guide suggests determining the most important factors for you first, whether that is amenities, cost, location, or something else.

While many basic amenities and services will be similar throughout most facilities, the guide suggests that certain themes or requirements could help to narrow the list quickly. For example, while some Assisted Living options will be in busy communities with many social activities, others will have a more calming atmosphere, with tranquil activities.

It's up to you to decide what you're looking for - but once you know, you can always ask an Alliance Community specialist to help you narrow down the list.

Don't Just Look, Visit, Explore & Ask Questions.

Always, always, visit your chosen facility at least once, before deciding on an Assisted Living option. This tour provides the most accurate information about what it would be like to live in the community, who your neighbors will likely be, and what options they will have for recreation and wellness.

Wouldn't it be just terrible to move in to a new home, and then find out Debra, y'know, loud Debbie from brunch, that never stops talking about her cats - well, she's your neighbor.

That can easily be avoided, but only if you book a tour, and really look around while you're there. Trust me, it's worth the bit of time it takes.

If you want to narrow down the list before you start taking tours, that's reasonable - try this.

Call local facilities, and discuss your needs as well as the available options, before scheduling a tour. Sure, this process can be slow and tedious, but Alliance Community specialists believe it offers the best probability for finding the correct Assisted Living situation for each person, on the first attempt. It's also a lot less work than touring them all, right?

Here's how a specialist from Alliance Community explained it, “You can live as independently as you are used to while also having your future needs met if they are ever needed. Our living situations provide maintenance-free environments, as well as accommodations for you to live just as you did before. We are a unique type of retirement community by offering both solutions for your retirement, because our community also includes a dining hall, chapel, Assisted Living, club house, gym, and more.”

Whatever it is you're looking for in an Assisted Living home, you deserve it.

The best way to get it, and make sure you've made the right choice, is to ask questions, call an expert, and book a tour.

You can start by reading the full, ultimate guide to finding the right option, just visit

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