Assisted Living Tips and Checklist


Let us help you make a smooth transition into Assisted Living


At first glance, Assisted Living communities seem to be very similar, however, there are many differences and you may be surprised when you discover the differences. Most Assisted Living communities state that they offer transportation, activities and three meals a day. However, most Assisted Living communities run their transportation services only once or twice a week. At The Bridge at Valley View, transportation is scheduled five days a week. It is common for Assisted Living communities to offer activity programs. The Bridge at Valley View provides the most comprehensive activities calendar in Boise, featuring music performances, fun excursions, exercise classes, games, crafts, resident recognition, and so much more. All Assisted Living communities talk about their three meals a day. At The Bridge at Valley View, nutritious and delicious meals are prepared and served by a complete dining staff, including a Dining Services Director, dining management, three chefs, and friendly servers. Drop by and enjoy lunch at The Bridge at Valley View, and discover the difference. A bargain isn’t a bargain if important services and specialized cares are not provided for you or your loved-one. Our most important services are the daily cares provided by a warm and caring staff. The Bridge at Valley View recently passed the Idaho State Survey with zero core deficiencies.


Before the move


Congratulations on finding the perfect Assisted Living community! As you plan your move, understand that although transitioning into retirement living is rejuvenating, it is a big deal. Many seniors feel overwhelmed by all that needs to be accomplished and may feel sad to be leaving their familiar Boise neighborhood and home. These feelings are completely normal, and the resident and their loved ones should talk openly to resolve any concerns or emotions together.


1. Make sure you have answers to all your questions and have completed all the necessary paperwork. Make copies of important documents.


2. Discuss all of the fees and costs with an associate of the retirement community. Be certain these expenses fit comfortably into your budget.


3. Find out which fees are due before you move-in so there are no surprises on move-in day. Keep receipts of any payments.


After the move


It is time to experience a new way of living! The best way to feel at home quickly is to take advantage of all the services and amenities your Assisted Living community has to offer. Join fitness classes, activities and events at your new home to get to know your neighbors and the staff. Invite your family to your favorite activity, introduce them to all your new friends and watch as your retirement lifestyle begins to blossom.