When you are in need of assisted living or any other kind of senior housing in California, the answer is easy: call Senior Seasons and we will help you. However, if you need a home in another state, you will have to do a little extra searching.
To get started, you can watch our YouTube video on How to Find Assisted Living.
It is best that you find a local, compassionate, knowledgeable, independent referral agency that specializes in the city or area you are interested in. There are many websites and publications that offer you partial lists but these usually include only homes that advertise or partner with them. You should look for someone who can tell you about ALL your options and help you compare and understand the various pros and cons.
We have found that if you can identify two or three of the largest independent or assisted living communities in the cities of your choice, that is a good start. You can do a search on the Internet for something like “assisted living in [city or region]” then call the establishments and ask for the sales or marketing department. These people should know the local senior housing referral agencies that operate in their area. Ask them to recommend an agency whose representative has been in their community recently and who brings families in on tours, who will meet with families in person, and who works with families to help them make good decisions.
You can then call those agencies, tell them what you are doing, and interview them for what you need. After this you should have enough information to choose to work with the one you like best.