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What to Consider When Looking at Senior Apartment Floor Plans

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When you’re considering moving from your family home to a senior apartment, there are a lot of factors to consider. It can be an emotional time, but those emotions can include excitement and anticipation. You’re moving on to a new phase of independence and maintenance-free living that will give you time and access to an expanded social life. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is which apartment floor plan is right for you.

First Steps

Before you start looking at specific retirement communities and individual senior apartments, you should have a clear picture of your finances. This will allow you to set your expectations and get the most out of what you can afford.

Also, while you’re still living in your family home, you should consider the aspects of your current situation that you’d like to change. As you go through a typical day, take note of your space and layout that make tasks inconvenient, or even potentially dangerous. 

  •     Do you have too much space? 
  •     Are you paying utility bills for rooms you no longer use? 
  •     Have the stairs to your bedroom or basement become inconvenient or even dangerous? 
  •     Are your laundry appliances difficult to access?
  •     Are your kitchen cabinets too high or spread out?
  •     Does your property need more upkeep than you’d like to be responsible for?

 Answering questions such as these will help you recognize attractive senior apartment floor plans when you see them, and be a good reminder of all you have to look forward to.

Moving to a Better Space

You’ll be downsizing and decluttering when you move to a senior apartment, but you want to make sure your new space will be able to accommodate the lifestyle you want to enjoy. If you like to cook, look for a spacious and well-equipped kitchen. If you like to have frequent guests, or the grandkids will want to come over and spend the night, you might want an extra bedroom. If having a lot of natural light in your home is important to you, see if there are ample windows. Also consider which direction the windows are facing in various rooms. Do you prefer morning or evening light? How’s the view?

Freedom Pointe at The Villages gives you a variety of independent living floor plans to choose from. We have beautifully designed studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom condominiums. You’ll find fully equipped kitchens with modern appliances, and large windows that let in plenty of sunlight.

Living in Comfort

Before you start touring apartments, get an idea of which pieces of furniture you’d like to move with you. You may have a favorite sofa or easy chair. You may have a large china cabinet that’s been in your family for generations. Maybe you have a collection of wall art or photos you know you’ll be taking with you. Even though you’re likely downsizing, it’s important to keep in mind what you want to have room for. This is a great way to make sure your new senior living apartment will feel like home.

At Freedom Pointe, we take your comfort to heart. Our senior living apartments each have individually controlled heating and air conditioning, so you can choose the temperature that’s most comfortable for you, any time of the year. And for real comfort, you’ll breathe easy knowing we have a 24-hour emergency response system, should you ever need it.

Stepping Up Your Lifestyle

With the increased convenience and free time your new setting will give you, you’ll have more opportunities than ever to spend your days however you want to. Beyond your senior apartment floor plan, get an idea of where your residence is located within the larger senior living community. See if the apartment has convenient access to common areas, dining rooms, and activity and event spaces. Note locations of elevators. If you like to garden, look for a senior apartment floor plan that includes a large balcony with adequate sunlight. Perhaps there’s convenient access to a common gardening area. 

Freedom Pointe is committed to helping you make your new senior apartment your own. You can choose your favorite flooring and paint colors. And we’re pet-friendly! We know you’re moving to a retirement community to enjoy your life more than ever, and we’re here to help you make the absolute most of it.

Of course, the best thing you can do before deciding on a specific senior apartment floor plan is tour your options in person. See the space and the light, picture where your furniture and cherished belongings can go. Imagine yourself feeling at home.

To schedule a tour of our independent living apartments and talk about pricing, contact us. We can’t wait to meet you, and show you just how fulfilling life at Freedom Pointe can be.