SENIOR APARTMENT

CHECKLIST

20 Things To Check

In A Senior or Age-Restricted Apartment


There are many things to consider when looking at apartments. Start with this list of 20 suggestions, and add some of your own.

1.   Covered, secured parking that is convenient to the living unit


2.   Lighting and security in and around parking area


3.   Access to apartments via stairs and elevators


  1. 4.  Overall building access and security, including







5.   Ample storage (closets and cupboards) inside the living unit, and available secure storage areas onsite (ask if there are fees)


6.   Short distance to shopping - walking or riding


7.   Availability and convenient access to pubic transportation


8.   Easy access/distance to medical facilities and doctors


9.   Grab bars in bathroom and tub area.


  1. 10.Cabinet and counter height appropriate for personal needs


11. Shower and/or tub arrangements to meet your present and future needs.


  1. 12.Building Management is qualified, experienced, background checked and accessible 24/7 
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13. Amenities you desire are on site, perhaps:

Pool

Spa

            Clubhouse

            Game Rooms

Laundry availability

            On-site deli or convenience store


14.  Concierge services (food service, laundry & dry cleaning, taxi, and social activities are provided or available


15.  The distance from apartment to relatives is acceptable


16.  What are social, cultural activities in greater area


17.  If you are eligible for subsidies, do they accept rent vouchers?


  1. 18. Get permission to contact current residents for their comments


  1. 19. Tour of units, unit availability and 5 year history of rent increases


20.  Ask about down payment/deposit required for lease/rent 
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  1.     Total complex access from external streets

  2.     Apartments have intercom to front door, apartment entry and front desk)

  3.     A safety alarm pull cord in each apartment unit. 
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Use our checklists to get the important information you need when you are looking for an Apartment, Independent-Living Apartment or Senior Age-Restricted Apartment.

Things to Consider When You Go Apartment Shopping

  1. Parking convenience to the living unit


  1. Lighting and security around parking


  1. Storage

Are there a lot of closets and cupboards?

Is their common storage for an additional fee?


  1. Stairs.

(Stairs may be an obstacle or a means of staying fit for residents.)


  1. Distance to shopping - walking or riding


  1. Public transportation availability and convenience


  1. Distance to medical facilities and doctors


  1. Building Security

Total complex access from external streets

Individual apartments

            Intercom to front door, apartment entry and front desk

            Emergency alarm in each apartment


  1. Grab bars in bathroom and tub area


  1. Cabinet and counter height that meets your needs


  1. Shower and/or tub arrangements to meet your present and future needs


  1. Management quality and experience


  1. Amenities on site:

Pool

Spa

Clubhouse

Laundry facilities


  1. Services and activities available or provided


  1. Distance to relatives and friends


  1. Greater community cultural activities


  1. Availability of rent subsidies; acceptance of rent vouchers 
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