The best senior living communities adapt to their residents’ needs and those of their loved ones. For that reason, several communities are now offering recorded or live virtual tours of their health centers and community. For family members and loved ones with increasingly busy lives, there are numerous benefits to a virtual tour.
What are the benefits of a virtual tour?
1. Long-distance loved ones can weigh in.
If you live across the country, you can still help your senior loved one select a community that offers high-quality care in a pleasant and welcoming environment. One of the benefits of virtual tours is that all a senior’s loved ones can help them make a decision — no matter where they live. Plus, with no travel, loved ones can save both time and money.
2. Multiple visits are efficient.
Often after seniors and their loved ones visit a community, they think of new aspects of the community they want to see again or missed during the first visit. Virtual tours allow them to go back as many times as they’d like and save time and effort in the process.
3. It’s safe for those who may be immunocompromised.
Virtual tours are safe for anyone, really. If you’re worried about your loved one’s exposure to germs during flu season or before they’re vaccinated for COVID-19, a virtual tour is a constructive option to help protect their health.
Call for a Personal Virtual Tour
If you’d like the individual attention of a sales counselor, you can schedule a personal virtual tour for yourself and loved ones. Just like an in-person tour, you’ll arrange a time that works for everyone. All parties will call into a video conference call. The sales counselor will then show you around the specific parts of the community you’re interested in while they answer your questions and provide insight. If you’re unable to make it to the campus for any reason, a personal virtual tour can be a great help in making your decision.
How to Prepare for a Personal Virtual Tour
To help you make the most of your tour, make a list of your priorities. The sales counselor will be a great help, but you’ll want to make sure you learn the information that’s important to you. You may want to know how often housekeeping comes, how many meals are covered in the dining plan, which resident activities are most popular, what sort of transportation does the community provide — your sales counselor will be able to answer all these questions. You may also want to have a high-level outline of your finances handy, so the sales counselor can help advise on what floor plans and contract options would best suit you.
Benefits of Virtual Tours at Oak Trace
At Oak Trace, we work tirelessly to promote the comfort and well-being of our residents, even before they move in. If your loved one is looking for long-term care, we’ve created virtual tours of the common spaces in our Health & Wellness Center. These tours are always available, and potential residents and loved ones can return to them as often as they’d like. We also offer virtual tours of select floor plans, so you can get a sense of how your loved one might decorate their personal space.
In addition to virtual tours, our helpful team is available to answer any questions you have about life at Oak Trace. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and a team member will reach out to you as soon as possible.