Consider Taking The Next Step

There has never been a better time to consider a senior living community near you.

In nearly every article published these days, most reference the declining occupancy at U.S. senior living communities. In fact, in a recent article published by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), they report occupancy has reached an all-time low in both independent and assisted living communities.

So, why is now the best time to consider moving into a senior living community? Let us explain.

Choose the best senior care option, just for you

Oftentimes, when an individual or couple has finally made the decision to consider moving into a senior living community, they are at the mercy of what is available.

Utilizing a free, online resource like allows you to search, compare, and find the best senior care. However, once you have selected your ideal living community based on quality, amenities, location, etc., it often comes down to what is available at that exact moment in time. In some instances, your preferred living community might have a waitlist. That could mean waiting months for a room to become available. And if there happens to be availability, it's often not the room type you would prefer.

By starting the process now, you will find many more options available at the community of your choice. Whether that’s room size, room location, or amenities, beginning your search now, as occupancy is lower than normal, offers individuals and families many more options to consider.

Move-in specials at senior living communities

Now, more than ever, we are seeing move-in specials for individuals considering senior living communities. Specials can range from complimentary first month rent, to free parking, and other attractive incentives.

Once you have narrowed down your list of potential communities, a tour is highly encouraged. Senior Care Finder puts you in direct contact with the living communities, allowing you to do your research first and then reach out to learn more or schedule a tour.

Don’t be afraid to ask what type of move-in specials they are offering or any additional benefits to making the decision sooner, rather than later.


Customer service for those seeking care

In any industry, as supply and demand shifts, so does the attention to the customer. Most senior living providers have budgets to meet and expectations to fill rooms and keep customers happy. There could not be a better time to get the attention from the teams responsible for exceeding your expectations.

If you have ever considered a senior living community, we suggest you start your search at Search living communities close to you or your family, then narrow down your search by comparing communities, side-by-side. From there, reach out to each of them directly to learn more and decide which of them you might like to tour.

Some additional questions to consider:

  • What is the difference between senior housing and assisted living?
  • What are three main types of living communities available for older adults?
  • What does senior living community mean?
  • How do seniors pay for independent living?