Choosing a senior living community is a big decision. There’s a lot to learn, and a lot of things you need to consider. What does senior living cost? What entrance fees can I expect? These resources will help you get started.

Understanding Entrance Fees

What is an entrance fee cost– and can it really be a good value? This free Entrance Fees 101 guide will show help you understand how entrance fees work, and help you make a smart financial decision. You can download a PDF version or fill out the contact form and request a print version to be mailed to you. Download Guide

Questions to Ask

When meeting with marketing and sales staff at a community, bring a list of important questions to ask. Here are a few to get you started:

  • What does the entrance fee cover?
  • What is included in my monthly fee?
  • What type of contract options do you offer?
  • What kinds of activities, clubs, and programs are offered?
  • What does the dining program encompass?
  • How does the community promote wellness?
  • What kinds of customization are available for my residence?
  • What is the pet policy?
  • May I visit with current residents and ask them questions?
  • How do you help residents’ transition through the different levels of care?
  • Who owns and manages the community?

We would love to answer any questions you have. Call or email to schedule a personal appointment. Contact Us

Quick Links

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AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.

Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Arthritis Foundation provides members with specialist referrals, Arthritis Today magazine and updates on the newest research. offers support and guidance for family and professional caregivers through newsletters, online discussion, Today’s Caregiver magazine, chat rooms and more.

Caring Connections is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Elder Law Answers supports seniors, their families, and their attorneys in legal issues surrounding aging.

Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. is the official benefits site of the US Government with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

Hospice Foundation Of America exists to help those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.

VA.Gov explains U.S. Government Veterans’ Affairs benefits to assist eligible veterans and dependents with the expense of intermediate or skilled nursing care.