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Waiting Lists at Assisted Living Communities

senior living wait lists

Waiting lists at assisted living communities can be a great tool. It’s important to understand what to look for and how to use them to your advantage. Plan your future long before a crisis occurs.

Researching Waiting Lists

Each senior community will have their own waiting list policy. It’s important to ask the right questions so you clearly understand the variations. Here are a few things to ask and consider:

  • Would I lose any of my refundable deposit?

  • How long is the typical wait for the specific size apartment I’m interested in?  

  • What happens if I decline an offer?

  • How many rights of refusal do I have?

  • If I do get on a waiting list, will I be called when apartments come available?

Laureate Group Senior Communities Waiting List

A Laureate Group Community waiting list requires a $500 fully refundable deposit. Your priority begins on the date you complete a simple one-page form. Your $500 deposit will be applied to your security deposit.

  • You can get on a Laureate Group waiting list long before you’re ready to move.

  • Once you’re on the list, the Marketing Director will call you when an apartment matching your preferences comes available.

  • It is your right to tour the available apartment.

  • If you’re not ready for a change, you have unlimited rights of refusal without dropping down on the list.

Plan your future now and reap the rewards when your time for transition arrives. Visiting the community numerous times and getting to know the staff and seniors will help to confirm the decision you’ve made. Your transition will be easier and more successful when you’re making thoughtful plans and not crisis decisions.