Choosing an Assisted Living Community: Part 5

This article is part of our series on Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Services and Amenities

Find out what services and amenities are included in the rent and which are an extra charge. Finances and the cost of assisted living can make a difference in which community is the right fit for you or your loved one. Each community offers different amenities and services, so be clear and gather all the information.

Questions to ask can be:

  • Are housekeeping services included in the rent?
  • Is personal laundry done by the individual or by the community?
  • If done by the community is there an extra cost for this service?
  • Is there a laundry facility on every floor?
  • Is there an additional charge for the machines?
  • Are pets allowed at this community?
  • Is there a beauty salon on-site?


The dining experience is important for residents to socialize and make relationships with their neighbors and friends. Mealtimes are when seniors come together and enjoy a good, healthy meal. 

Questions to ask can be:

  • How many meals are included in the monthly rent?
  • Are there assigned seats?
  • Can guests eat in the dining room?
  • Is room service available?
  • At what cost?
  • Are snacks available for residents?

For Part 1 in this series click here

For Part 2 click here

For Part 3 click here

For Part 4 click here

If you are ready to start your senior living search, click here.

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