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Professionals who work in or for a retirement community or home include nurses, aides, doctors, physical therapists, and support staff. They all work together to coordinate anything from medication and social activity to meals and recreation. It's important for senior citizens and the elderly to keep active in their retirement, so fitness experts may be on site to coordinate regular health and wellness exercise sessions.

Working in this environment calls for lots of patience and good communications skills. Professionals such as nurses and receptionists must deal with family members and patients a lot, so it's important to have a calm, gentle demeanor. Because retirement communities typically feature common areas for meals, amenities, and socialization, such as clubhouses, pools, golf courses, and gardens, it's important for these homes to be well organized.

Retirement home directors are professionals who ensure day-to-day operations go smoothly and that everyone is happy. They must coordinate activities, maintenance schedules of the community grounds, meals, and elderly care. Chefs and cooks are another set of professionals. They provide the daily food for residents and must ensure it is healthy for all.

While some retirement homes and communities cater to the active senior citizen, others are geared more toward hospice services or nursing home care for elderly adults, or those with Alzheimer's or another disability. These usually offer an on-site medical facility to tend to patients in need, as many of the residents are in need of constant medical supervision, care, or treatment. No matter what type housing facility, whether apartment, hotel, assisted living house, village townhouse, or condominium housing, staff should treat patients with care and attention.

American Association of Retirement Communities
For those offering retirement communities and homes to seniors, we offer you membership into our association. Providing informational resources for businesses providing elderly living care.
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Leading Age
If you make people's lives easier by providing retirement community or home services, consider joining our association. Let us offer you additional resources to help your business and patrons.
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American Seniors Housing Association
If your company seeks to provide retirement homes and communities for loving families, you should join our association. Make the most of your business with help from our association.
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Lutheran Life Villages
1 review: *****
6701 S Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816
(260) 447-1591 Write review for this local business

"From admission through three years, my mom received exceptional care. They are truly angels. ..."
Georgetowne Place
1 review: *****
1717 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 493-6927 Write review for this local business

"Marketing girl very sweet and friendly. Everyone greeted me with a smile and the residents all looked very happy. Everything looked so clean and elegant. ..."
St Charles Health Campus Write review for this local business
3150 Saint Charles St, Jasper, IN 47546
(812) 634-6570  
Brookside Village Write review for this local business
1111 Church Ave, Jasper, IN 47546
(812) 634-7750  
Emerald House Write review for this local business
297 S 100 E, Washington, IN 47501
(812) 254-5230  
Hickory Lake Apts Write review for this local business
1214 Lavender Ct, Evansville, IN 47712
(812) 401-5001  
The Communities of Solarbron Write review for this local business
1501 Mcdowell Rd, Evansville, IN 47712
(812) 985-0055  
Fox Ridge Manor Write review for this local business
150 Fox Ridge Dr, Vincennes, IN 47591
(812) 895-1000  
Good Samaritan Home Write review for this local business
601 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711
(812) 476-4912  
Pleasant Pointe Apartments Write review for this local business
619 Barrett Blvd, Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 827-5232  
Paragon of Madisonville The Write review for this local business
137 Stagecoach Rd, Madisonville, KY 42431
(270) 824-9006  
Bridgepointe Health Campus Write review for this local business
1900 College Ave, Vincennes, IN 47591
(812) 886-9308  
Bethel Sanitarium Inc Write review for this local business
5825 Kuiken Dr, Evansville, IN 47710
(812) 428-6348  
Evansville Protestant Home Inc Write review for this local business
3701 Washington Ave, Evansville, IN 47714
(812) 476-3360  
Leisure Living Apartments Write review for this local business
2518 Leisure Ln, Evansville, IN 47720
(812) 425-5550  
Woodmont Health Campus Write review for this local business
1325 N Rockport Rd, Boonville, IN 47601
(812) 897-4114  
Colonial Assisted Living Community Write review for this local business
1622 S Hart Street Rd, Vincennes, IN 47591
(812) 895-1504  
Colonial Assisted Living & Retirement Communities Write review for this local business
2637 Stadium Dr, Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 826-2493  
Custom Cycle & Mobility Supply Write review for this local business
2131 S Kentucky Ave, Evansville, IN 47714
(812) 422-2605  
River Oaks Health Campus Write review for this local business
1244 Vail St, Princeton, IN 47670
(812) 385-0794  
Providence Home Health Care Center Write review for this local business
520 W 9th St, Jasper, IN 47546
(812) 482-6603  
Holiday Village Independent & Assisted Living Write review for this local business
1200 W Buena Vista Rd, Evansville, IN 47710
(812) 429-0701  
Check online directory listings to find a nursing home facility or retirement community to meet your needs. Keep in mind that nursing homes may also be called health and wellness clinics, rehab centers, senior housing, hospice, or group homes. They may take the form of an apartment, assisted living complex, condominium, townhouse, village or large group home. When searching for the right retirement community for your loved one, whether it is a sibling, parent or friend, you should start by considering what the senior citizen's specific needs are. Do they need hospice or long-term health care? Or are they still quite independent? Affordable rates and prices should be one main target of your search. Contact a few different nursing homes or senior citizen housing communities to get website information, location, cost, services, and company background. Visit several different types of homes and communities, and meet with health care consultants to learn more. Check out the environment carefully and ask yourself if this is somewhere you yourself would like to live or visit. If not, move on. In your tours of various retirement community facilities and nursing homes, make a checklist of each facility's good points and bad points, affordable rates and prices, health care insurance and government-assisted coverage, professional background, eligibility, activity programs, medical treatment, recreation areas, amenities, elderly hospice services, health and wellness programs, disability assistance, classes, meals, medication, transportation, and atmosphere. Also, take a close look at other senior and adult residents or day patients. Do they appear happy and well cared for? Are the staff members genuinely friendly, caring, skilled, professional care givers and nurses? Do they have the necessary expertise and qualifications? Once you answer these questions, you'll be better able to narrow down your choice for a proper nursing home or retirement community.