Deciding to become part of a senior living community is not an easy choice, but it does not have to be difficult. We understand that this choice is a major one for you, and we want to do the best we can to help ease the process. To help you decide whether to move into a living community, such as Discovery Commons At Bradenton, here are some senior living resources to guide you. We hope these are of use to you and your family!


If you have any questions or uncertainties about life in a senior living community, check out our FAQ. It contains a list of commonly asked questions and might just have the answers you are looking for.

Whether you are uncertain of what the differences between our Assisted Living Program and SHINE® Memory Care are, or you just want to learn more about how you can better go about searching for the right community that suits your needs, or something more, we might have your answer.

Finding the Right Option

The search for a living community that fits your lifestyle and personality may be fraught with confusion and uncertainty. Allow us to extend a hand and guide you through the steps you should be taking to make the right decision for yourself. In essence, these take the form of several questions you should be asking yourself, before requesting a tour of the living communities you have taken an interest in.

Senior Living Cost Calculator

Budgeting is a major and valid concern for all older adults. Many older adults do not consider living in a community to be affordable or sustainable for themselves in the long run. In actuality, the costs are not as bad as they seem. Look at a breakdown of all the costs surrounding and arising from life in a senior living community as this will help you calculate if you can afford to live in one in the long term. The results may surprise you.

Family Resources

There are more resources available for you and your loved ones that can help you make up your mind. Some of these organizations below will offer pensions or monthly support payments, others will offer advice.

You can reach out to the Veteran’s Administration, where you or your loved one might qualify for the VA Aid and Attendance program. The Alzheimer’s Association can help if you or your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s  disease or dementia. Elderlife Financial Services can help you and your family plan finances to prepare for moving into a senior living community, and Argentum is a national association that runs programs to aid all Americans in senior living communities seeking assistance in long-term care.

If you have more queries about living in Discovery Commons At Bradenton, or you if want to schedule a consultation with any of our senior living consultants, contact us or call us at 941.212.0856 today.