How Do I Know If My Loved One Is Ready to Move to a Senior Living Community?

The decision to help an aging adult move out of their current home is a complex one – both emotionally and physically. Conventional wisdom says that we all want to stay in our own homes for as long as we can. Discussing the topic with a loved one can be overwhelming. Learning the options that best suit their needs, and that give you peace of mind, can create a healthy and productive discussion.

The signs for determining “when to move” aren’t the same for everyone, but there are things to watch for, such as: unusual changes to daily habits; problems with personal care or hygiene, trouble with household maintenance, or finances; depression or social withdrawal; and health needs that have escalated.

Transitioning to an independent or assisted living community means having a plan for the future. Being prepared can remove some of the anxiety and worry from the situation. If you think that the time is right, start the discussion with your loved one.

We invite you to take a tour of Aviva to see all that we have to offer. A tour and conversation with us could answer loads of questions and help you with “the talk.” Learning your love one’s options will also help alleviate concerns you or your family may have.

The goal is to arrive at a decision that allows your loved one to feel comfortable with their new home – and ultimately give you peace of mind.



Why Choose Aviva?

Aviva is truly one of the best-kept secrets in Sarasota when it comes to quality senior living – and the area’s only rental senior community offering a full continuum of care. We are a not-for-profit, mission-driven, non-sectarian senior living community offering all levels of exceptional living on the same campus: independent living, assisted living, secure memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

What is a Rental vs Buy-In?

Aviva offers the services of a continuing care retirement community without the high buy-in fee. The absence of the upfront buy-in helps residents enjoy more financial freedom and flexibility for the future. Our apartments are rented on a month-to-month basis with a minimal increase each year.

What Can I Expect As My Loved One’s Needs Change?

Aviva residents and their families take comfort in knowing our community will accommodate their needs regardless of what the future brings. We are the region’s only senior rental community offering a full continuum of care. Our campus includes 187 spacious independent living apartments, a 70-bed assisted living community with secure memory care, and a 45-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.
We’re here to meet your loved one’s changing needs.