Frequently Asked Questions
A: "Senior living" encompasses a range of living options for older adults, including "independent living" and "assisted living." Independent living is for older people looking to connect with peers and enjoy an active lifestyle. Assisted living is for people who need help with certain daily tasks, like showering, dressing and managing medication regimens. Both are available at most Atria communities, where the level of care is personalized to meet your needs. Learn more here.
A: Atria Senior Living gives older people the opportunity to live with independence and spend more time doing the things they enjoy – all with the peace of mind that someone is always there to help. Each community is warm and engaging, designed especially for older people who may need a little help with daily tasks but who do not require nursing care.
If you're looking for an independent living or assisted living lifestyle, Atria may be the place for you. In addition, many of our communities offer Life Guidance®, a secure memory care neighborhood for people with memory impairment, and Atria Retreat short-term stays for trial periods, vacations or hospital recoveries. Visit an Atria community near you to learn more.
A: Many of our senior living communities offer separate, secure Life Guidance®
neighborhoods for people coping with Alzheimer's disease or other memory impairments. We provide 24-hour care in these specialized environments, while maintaining the comforts of home.
A highly trained, accommodating staff provides our residents with personalized attention, nutritious meals and stimulating activities tailored to each person's abilities and interests. Familiar, structured routines ensure that our residents are comfortable throughout their day. Learn more here.
A: At Atria, care is tailored to individual needs and residents pay only for the services they require (in addition to basic rental rates). At our assisted living communities, each resident's rate is determined by a thorough assessment performed by a licensed nurse. The rate can be adjusted as the resident's needs change, and rates vary by community. To learn more about our pricing structure, speak with the executive director at the local community
A: Tax deductions can be useful for balancing the cost of senior living. You may be eligible for certain deductions on your federal tax return depending on the types of service and the level of care you require. Learn more here
or speak with your financial advisor for additional information.
A: In most of our communities, no security deposit is required. The only up-front fee required by most of our communities is a new resident services fee. Because this fee varies by community and by state, check with the community of your choice
for more information.
A: Absolutely. This is your home, and you should have all the comforts and furnishings you enjoy. Atria residents take pride in decorating their apartments and entrances as a way of adding their own personal touch to their homes.
A: We know your pet is an important member of the family. Most Atria communities allow residents to have pets in their apartment for a nominal, one-time fee. Check with the community you are considering
for more details.
A: We are sensitive to the health needs of all of our residents, so all Atria Senior Living communities are non-smoking environments. However, some of our communities offer dedicated areas for residents and their guests to smoke.
A: Each Atria community employs a full-time, licensed nurse as a resident services director who oversees all aspects of care, including assessments, medication assistance and communication with family and physicians. In addition, medical centers and hospitals are easily accessible from all of our communities.
A: All Atria apartments are equipped with emergency call systems.
A: When older people come to Atria, they step into a vibrant community full of opportunity. Our events programming, called Engage Life®
, is based on an extensive review of residents' hobbies and interests. Every event is designed to touch on at least one of eight specific components to keep the mind, body and spirit active.
When you move into your Atria community, our Engage Life director will spend time getting to know you and exploring your interests. We're certain you'll find something that's right for you among concerts and lectures, theater and exercise, classes and games, services and celebrations, shopping and museums, movies and dances, and so much more. Residents often tell us that since moving to Atria, their social calendars are busier than ever! Learn more here.
A: Dining at Atria Senior Living has been elevated to an art form. Through our signature Art of Atria Dining program, you'll enjoy delicious meals prepared every day by our experienced chefs and served by our dependable wait staff. Our culinary experts offer a wide variety of seasonal menu items at every meal, each using fresh, local ingredients and personalized to fit your dietary needs. Learn more about our delightful dining experiences
A: Atria has a variety of floor plans that offer private accommodations and private bathrooms. With the exception of those who live in our secure Life Guidance® neighborhoods, residents have their own keys and may come and go as they please.
A: Yes. Atria provides complimentary, scheduled transportation with wheelchair accessibility at all of our communities. Contact your nearest Atria community
today to learn more.