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3 Things to Look for in a Senior Living Community | The Pillars


3 Things to Look for in a Senior Living Community

Finding a living environment that offers security, comfort, and friendship becomes more crucial as we age. When it’s time for you or a loved one to go from living at home to a more supportive atmosphere, there are many choices. Knowing where to begin can be challenging given the abundance of different possibilities. When choosing a senior living community, keep these three points in mind for you or your loved ones for a smooth transition when the timing is right.

Level of Care

Not all senior living facilities offer the same levels of care. Some are geared toward seniors who are active and independent, only offering services like home maintenance, activities and dining. Others provide a variety of services, such as specialized memory care and round-the-clock nursing care. It's crucial to evaluate your present and future needs before choosing a senior living community.

Consider these questions when deciding on the level of care appropriate for you or a loved one:

  • Do you still consider yourself to be very independent but feel that you might use some help with your daily tasks?
  • Do you have a chronic illness that necessitates ongoing medical care? Think about the level of care you need now and any potential future demands.

The Pillars Senior Living communities offer a variety of living options from independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Our multiple locations across Minnesota feature these options, while offering a variety of amenities and different atmospheres based on your preferences.

Independent Living

Our independent living apartments offer pet-friendly studios, one bedroom, one bedroom plus den, or two bedroom apartment options. This is the exact lifestyle you’ve been looking for with all the maintenance-free perks you want, including chef-prepared meals, weekly activities, outings, and even housekeeping help – not to mention a variety of incredible views depending on your preference for city or suburban living.

Assisted Living

Striking just the right balance, Assisted Living gives you freedom and independence plus care anytime you need it. Simply put, we take overthinking out of the equation. Our compassionate team of caregivers is here for you around the clock, adding a trustworthy layer of support without infringing on your autonomy or privacy. Gain peace of mind and continue living life in your unique way, maintenance free.

Memory Care

Caregiving isn’t one size fits all. That’s why we take a fully personalized, empathetic approach to Memory Care at The Pillars. Our nurturing and compassionate team of professionals ensures that your loved one has everything they need to feel secure and right at home. Special programming, events, and education keep our residents engaged with one another while cultivating connection and a sense of stability.

We are proud to offer Ebenezer’s Dimensions® Program to residents living within our memory care community. This program, originally funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health, follows an evidence-based approach to caring for residents with dementia to ensure compassionate and excellent care.


The amenities that senior living homes provide vary greatly. Some facilities might have swimming pools, fitness centers, and even movie theaters, while some might only have a basic dining hall and sitting area. Think about the amenities you value most. Do you take pleasure in being social and active? Find a community with a variety of events and activities. If you love to read, a community with a full library is something to look for. Do you like to spend time outside? Find a community that has gardens and walking routes.

Browse all of our Pillars Senior Living communities to see what amenities each community offers and the variety of atmospheres each has to offer — we have locations in Minneapolis, suburban, and rural Minnesota!


When selecting a senior living community, location is also crucial. While some people might want to stay close to their existing residence, others might want to relocate near their relatives or to warmer climates. Take into account your location priorities. To help you with your search, make a list of your priorities.

  • Do you wish to be close to attractions for culture and entertainment?
  • Do you prefer living in a suburban or rural area?
  • Do you wish to be close to a hospital?

It's critical to evaluate your degree of care requirements, think about the amenities that are significant to you, and pick a senior living community that complements your lifestyle. You may choose a senior living community that fulfills your needs and promotes your well-being by taking the time to carefully examine what you want in a living arrangement and thoroughly investigate your possibilities.

Contact our team to find out how one of our multiple senior living locations may be the perfect fit for you or your loved one.

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