The first thing to decide before going to the independent living facility is that what type of facility would you like to
have for yourself. A help can be taken from the young family member who can travel across the city and finds the best
place for you, but you will need to have a complete trust on that person and his choice. The best person to do this task
for you can be your daughter or son because they will know your choices in a much better way than anyone one else in this
world. The few options that you have for housing after retirement are independent living facilities, continuing care
retirement communities otherwise referred as CCRCs, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Most of the
big cities of United States have all these facilities available, and Oklahoma City is one of them, so you do not have to
worry if your close relatives in this city and you are planning to move into retirement facility homes. People also tend
to sell out their apartments to get assisted living opportunity in the rental apartments located in Oklahoma City. This is
because these apartments cost less than an own house and provide much more comfort in everyday life than your apartment.
The most important precaution that you have to take before moving into an apartment for assisted living is the good
location because these apartments must be near your family members where they can come and visit you all the time. Family
members can also help you in saving the money that you will have to offer your maid for doing some chores of yours. They
can come and visit you all the time and most of the family members visit their parents more than four to five times a
week. This will also help to keep you a good and known company at a new place where every person will be new to you. The
best thing about these apartments is the friendly environment and the fact that everyone in these communities will match
your age. You will not have to linger among the young people and feel uncomfortable anymore because assisted living
facilities will offer you new friends of your age. Most of these apartments and communities are pet-friendly and this is
done due to the increasing demand as the pet therapy is being provided to a lot of people every day.
You can take your pet out to enjoy the evening and he will also help you to make new friends with same pets. The cost of
independent living apartments range from $500 to $1100 per month and those of assisted living is between $1700 and $2400.
The amenities of these apartments include big shared dining rooms, fitness centres, art and craft, games, gardening,
stories, religious services, music and special guest services. You can also get cleaning and housekeeping services for
your apartment as you will not be able to do it on your own.