The more particular seniors may be about their preferences, the more they'll want to seek an assisted living facility that offers a high level of personalization. Individually controlled room heating and air conditioning, for example, is highly desirable for those who are more sensitive to temperature changes.
Is the senior a picky eater? Most facilities offer three meals a day, and the cuisine can vary from old-fashioned, meat-and-potatoes family-style dining to gourmet creations in formal dining rooms. Seniors with more discriminating palates may look for a facility that allows them to select among different meal plans. In fact, in some facilities, residents can even submit their own menus.
For late-night or afternoon cravings, seniors may appreciate amenities such as 24-hour cafés. Furthermore, staff at some facilities will even keep in stock whatever snacks, foods and drinks the resident prefers.