Retirement communities are residential areas designed for older people who are able to take care of themselves, but feel safer knowing that they have peers around and assistance is easy to get, should they need it. The type of housing in retirement communities varies in terms of the independence offered – some communities consist of independent homes or assisted condominiums, others provide assisted living and special care for residents suffering from severe illnesses, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. However, the best places to live in Colorado should offer privacy and security to allow residents to continue their life the way they are accustomed to it even after the move-in – here are a few features to look for to make sure the facility is safe:
– exterior doors need to be monitored and alarmed,
– public and private bathrooms need to be fitted with handrails and non-slip surfaces,
– the entire area, including the resident’s living area, the spaces shared by residents and the specialty areas need to be obstacle-free and easy to get to,
– check out whether the facility offers caretaker and maintenance services,
– the privacy of the residents needs to be respected,
– the community needs to have a staffed gatehouse that monitors entrance and exit 24/7.