Assisted Living Tours: What You Need to Know

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Now that you’ve determined the best care option, calculated payments, and talked with your loved ones, it’s time to put your plan into action by scheduling tours. Touring an assisted living community is a monumental step in your journey, and you deserve to celebrate how far you’ve come.

Likely, you haven’t experienced assisted living tours but know what your loved ones need and want in a community. The more prepared you are, the better you’ll be at narrowing down your choices.


Why Take Assisted Living Tours?

As an adult child trying to find the best fit for their parents, it’s normal to feel a mix of emotions toward assisted living tours. Although the tour signifies a significant change in your family’s lives, there are several benefits to scheduling it, such as:

  1. Meeting the staff and residents
  2. Getting a feel for the atmosphere
  3. Trying the meals
  4. Asking questions in-person
  5. And more.

Making the Most of Your Senior Living Tour

Rather than visiting numerous communities in your area on a whim, there are a few notable things to check off your list.

Organize your tour ahead of time rather than walking into a community requesting someone to show you around. Scheduling in advance allows the senior living community to ensure a staff member’s availability. That way, the team is well-prepared, and you can get answers to your questions. Plan to stay for at least an hour to sit with the team and ask vital questions.

Write your questions on paper or an electronic device as they come to mind leading up to the tour. Having your questions handy lets you address every concern in the moment, and you won’t need to follow up later. Check out this list of senior living frequently asked questions for inspiration.

There’s no better way to experience a community’s atmosphere than by visiting during an engaging program. You’ll witness how residents interact with one another and how the programs offered could pique your loved one’s interests.

One of the best things you can do during assisted living tours is to talk with current residents. What do they like about the community? How was their transition to senior living? Many are willing to share their experiences with you if you ask.

If you prepared your questions, jot down bulleted notes reflecting the answers so you can remember key points about each community. Compiling high-level notes during the tour is helpful, but adding more detail to them in the car or as soon as you get home afterward while they’re fresh in your mind is beneficial. Your level of detail will be essential as you narrow down your choices.

Selecting a senior living community is no easy feat. It’s important to remember that a community could check all the boxes, but trust your instincts if you have an uneasy feeling. Ultimately, you’re selecting a new home for your loved ones, so staying in tune with emotion will help all parties.

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Take the Next Step With Confidence

At Sundale Senior Living, we know that starting the journey toward the future can feel emotionally and physically draining. Our friendly team will support you by addressing your concerns, answering your questions, and assuring you that you’re making the best decision for your family.

We take pride in our world-class assisted living community in Huntsville, TX. Take a virtual tour to gain a feel for our community, and speak with our Executive Director today to schedule an in-person visit. We look forward to helping you make the move to senior living seamless.

Google Reviews

The Lexington Center staff are very friendly to everyone who comes in. You can tell immediately that they love the residents because they love what they do. There is always just “happy” noise in the atmosphere. The community has beautiful, Southern Plantation decor and architecture. The rooms are spacious and the common areas are beautiful as well with lots of windows and feels open with lots of sunshine!


Lorri Vickers

It’s a really great place to work at. The staff are really joyful to work with everyone works as a team and gets along great with each other. The main reason I work there is because the residents are so happy there you can tell they really enjoy the community and how well thay are looked after by the nursing staff we all go the extra mile to make them feel right at home.


Karen Clarke, Employee

When I moved here, I didn’t know what to expect since I’d never lived anywhere but home. From the very start, I felt nothing but absolute concern and interest in my health and well-being. There has never been anytime that I’ve doubted I was in the right place.


Mike Marrow, Sundale Resident

The staff and administration at Sundale are simply outstanding. I feel so blessed to be here with such caring people.


Vicky Taylor, Sundale Resident

I have been so impressed by the compassion and care the staff has for residents. The relationships are truly that of family. I can’t imagine a better place for late in life care.


Kendra Berry

Sundale Makes Assisted Living Services in Texas Hassle-Free

At Sundale Senior Living, we aim to smooth the transition to assisted living. When you visit our renovated community for an in-person tour, we’ll answer all your questions and ensure you feel welcomed and comfortable.

We offer senior respite care in Huntsville, TX, if you or your loved one is unsure whether assisted living is the right fit. All individuals in respite stay enjoy the same amenities and engaging programs as full-time residents – without the commitment.

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  • A resident of Sundale Senior Living in Huntsville, TX, takes a stroll on the many walking paths
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  • A resident of Sundale Senior Living in Huntsville, TX, holding her dog while receiving a cold glass of lemonade beneath the outdoor veranda

If you’re interested in an in-person tour or learning more about moving to a senior living community, we’re here to help. Call us today to learn more about assisted living in Huntsville, Texas.