Join us for a virtual tour through a senior living community. Learn what to look for and what questions to ask. (And find out a little more about be.group, too.)
Getting Started Click for infoGetting Started
You’re ready to embrace a new stage in your life—but how? Spend more time with family and friends? Stop caring for a house on your own? Move to a more manageable home? Travel and explore the exotic places you never had time to see in your youth?
At be.group, we know there’s a lot you want to do. We’re here to do the heavy lifting—taking care of the daily chores, logistics and health care—so you can do everything of you’ve dreamed of and more.
Learn about the many conveniences and amenities that senior living offers, so that you can spend your time as you wish. You’ve earned it.close
Your Home Click for infoYour Home
What Are My Options for a Private Residence?
Living in close proximity to your neighbors and sharing a campus is one of the great benefits of senior living, but your personal space is still paramount. Senior living communities offer a number of options. Do you like the idea of a private cottage or do you prefer condo-style living? Be sure to check out all the variations at any community you tour—often one community will offer multiple styles of homes to choose from.
What Do I Need to Ask About My Home?
Once you decide what style of living you prefer, there are still many details to inquire about. Can you make structural (like knocking down a wall) or design changes (like switching out the kitchen tile)? Does the community have staff on hand to help you understand your options and do the work? What kind of access do you have to the grounds—can you garden? Are your pets welcome? You’ll also want to look at floor plans and learn about differences in square footage and views.
What Can You Expect of Your Home at be.group?
At be.group, we know a senior living community is more than just somewhere to lay your head each night. It’s your home—a place to be yourself and express your individual sense of style. That’s why residents can customize their spaces to their personal tastes and aesthetics with help from our construction and design team. From an urban buzz to the relaxing beaches of Southern California, be.group offers communities in a variety of settings, with options including cozy cottages, airy apartments and spacious, single-family houses.close
Dining Click for infoDining
Why Should I Visit the Dining Room?
Be sure to stop in the main dining room during mealtime when you visit a senior living community. Dining is a central part of life, and seeing a meal in action can help you get a feel for the social atmosphere.
What Do I Need to Know About Dining?
There are obvious questions to ask: When is food served? What are some typical menu options? What if I want to order something else? Do I need to make reservations? Can I bring guests to meals? What if I want to grab a bite between meals?
But then there are the little things, the touches that make meals special for you. Think about what else you like at a meal. Coffee and dessert. A glass of wine. A second helping. Are these options within the community’s dining program?
What Is Dining Like at be.group?
At be.group, dining is a lot more than just eating. Our dining rooms offer the opportunity to meet new neighbors, or you might plan ahead to eat with friends. Our award-winning chefs cater to residents’ tastes and needs, offering seasonal treats, inventive options as well as classic favorites. While our menus are extensive and frequently changing, chefs are always happy to accommodate residents’ special orders and dietary restrictions.
We know the clock doesn’t always dictate your hunger. Many of our communities offer additional options, like a café where you can grab a coffee and a sandwich, or even an ice cream parlor, which always proves popular with visiting grandkids.close
Health Click for infoHealth Center
Why Should I Visit the Health Center?
When you’re not feeling your best, the last thing you want is to try to navigate an unfamiliar system and a new environment. When you tour senior living communities, be sure to stop by the health center and ask what services they provide. On your visit, you can find out the basics like what kind of care is offered and you can also observe how residents are treated. Do they look happy and cared for?
What Do I Need to Ask When I Visit Health Centers?
Your health is your most valuable asset as you age. The community you choose should be there to help you get healthy and stay healthy. Every community’s capabilities are different when it comes to health care. You’ll want to know whether the community can accommodate your needs now and down the road. Find out whether it is a continuing care retirement community, which offers multiple levels of care on one campus. Ask what kind of nursing staff they have, and who will answer your call if you feel ill in the middle of the night. Does the community provide basic everyday health care or coordinate visits to your private doctor?
What Do be.group’s Health Centers Offer?
In addition to independent living residences, we offer multiple levels of care—including assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care—to fulfill your health needs now and in the future. These care levels provide a wide range of services, whether you require assistance with daily activities, memory care or 24-hour skilled nursing.
Before you move in, you’ll receive a full health assessment to ensure we understand all your care needs. Once you’re settled, services like on-site health clinics and specialized nursing are available to keep you feeling your best.close
Fitness Click for infoFitness
Why Should I Visit the Fitness Center?
You know it’s important to make time for exercise, but sometimes life gets in the way. Senior living can make staying fit not just easy, but enjoyable. But when you visit a community, you want to be sure the fitness center is inviting to you, and can accommodate any special needs you may have.
What Do I Need to Know about Fitness Centers?
Not all fitness centers are created equal. You’ll want to find out what kind of equipment they offer, and whether there are specific hours when you can exercise. Do they have group classes as well? A pool with water aerobics? Personal trainers? Nutritionists?
What Will I Find in be.group’s Fitness Center?
Whether you’re a lifelong athlete or buying your first pair of sneakers in years, our communities offer the freedom to explore a host of fitness activities. Depending on the community, be.group residents have access to amenities like on-site exercise equipment, swimming pools, tennis courts, tailored exercise programs and personal trainers. You can also stroll our beautiful campuses or hike in surrounding areas.
And exercise isn’t just about staying fit. It can also be a chance to spend time with old friends and make new ones. You can always join your neighbors for a class or a walking group.close
Security Click for infoSecurity
Why Is Security in Senior Living Important?
Whether you’re 25 or 85, safety is a primary concern. Before you move in, you’ll want to be sure the community is safe and that you are well-protected from accidents, intruders and other unknowns.
What Do I Need to Know About Community Security?
There’s safety in numbers at a senior living community, but you want to be sure there are other safeguards in place besides your concerned neighbors. Do visitors have to sign in at the front desk? Is there someone you can call 24 hours a day for help if you fall or feel ill? Are the parking areas well-lit and secure?
What Kind of Security Does be.group Offer?
At be.group, not only do your friends and neighbors look out for your well-being, but our 24-hour staff supports your safety as well.
From front-desk staff to on-site staff assistance if you need it to regularly scheduled well-being checks if you choose, you and your loved ones can feel confident that, while you’re maintaining your independence, you’re also safe in our community.close
Thank You Click for infoThank You Click for infoThank You
Thank you for taking a virtual senior living tour to experience be.group. Please visit our community pages to learn which might be the best fit for you and schedule a tour. Or several! Our staff would love to hear from you and help guide you toward the best senior living options to suit your interests, personality and plans for today and the future.close
If you’re ready to start exploring your senior living options, you’ll want to gather the best information to make the right selection. Moving into a senior living community is a lifestyle change, so it’s important to do your homework and ask the right questions to determine if a particular community is right for you.
Before you take a tour, use the resources in this section to prepare. You’ll want to know what types of amenities are offered, what levels of care are available to meet current and future health needs, and who to talk to for recommendations and referrals to potential communities. Then you’ll want to ask yourself what you really want for your future lifestyle. It’s all about finding the right fit, a place that’s right for you, where you can flourish in the years to come.
For helpful tips to start your senior living search—from the definition of a continuing care retirement community to questions to ask on a tour—click “Where Do I Start?” If you’re a family caregiver or a professional who works with older adults, information in this section can help your clients and loved ones through the search.