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How Do I Know Which Senior Living Community is Right for Me?

September 15th, 2023

CRISTA Senior Living Blog - How Do I Know Which Senior Living Community is Right for Me

The best way to determine the right senior living community for you is to do some research. Start by comparing different communities and deciding which ones fit your lifestyle, budget, and needs. Talk to family members, friends, or professionals who may have experience in working with a particular community. Visit a few of the communities you’re considering and talk to current residents about their experience living there. You should also ask questions about services, amenities, and fees associated with each community.

Senior Quality of Care

Another important factor when choosing a senior living community is quality of care. Research the reputation of each facility you’re considering and look at reviews from past residents or their families. Ask questions such as what types of caregivers are employed at the facility, how many staff are available to residents, what safety and security measures are in place, and what other services are offered. It’s also important to make sure you understand the terms of any contracts or agreements you sign with a particular community.

Visit Senior Living Community

Finally, consider how comfortable you feel at each potential community when visiting. Do the staff members seem friendly and helpful? Are there activities that would entertain and challenge you? When making your decision, take all factors into account — from cost to quality of care — so that you can be sure to find the right senior living community for your needs.

The decision of which senior living community is best for you is ultimately up to you, but it can help to get additional advice from family members, friends, or a professional who can provide additional insight and perspective.

CRISTA Senior Living is a Christian Life Plan Community with two locations — Cristwood is located on a 55-acre campus in Shoreline, WA and Crista Shores is located on Dyes Inlet in Silverdale, WA. For more information or to schedule a tour at CRISTA Senior Living, visit or call 206.452.4074.

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What People Are Saying …

I would like to commend Cristwood Park staff on their efforts to protect themselves and their residents from COVID. It’s been a concern of ours since last March and we have been relieved to see so few cases in the Cristwood Park community. I would like to thank the staff and leadership for their diligence in maintaining good protocols throughout this pandemic.

CWP Family Member

CRISTA has been a warm, friendly atmosphere to be a part of these past two years. It encourages friendships that encourage a pleasant living environment.

Marty Victor, CWP

Exceptional personalized holistic care. Helps keep Mom’s mind active and she flourishes with the nurturing care. Especially of value currently given the COVID restrictions. We are genuinely pleased with our mom's care.

Resident's Daughter, Memory Care

Thinking back on all the great care you and your team have given her at CRISTA, we thank you for all that. I am sure it made a difference in the quality of her life.

I appreciate the personal relationship I have with the staff and the good communication they give me.

I am so stunned by all the amazing people who live at CRISTA. The depth of their stories, their experiences are so powerful. They are fascinating and I learn something new every day! Such a wealth of intellect, experiences, and fun loving people. I love living here.

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