We have all had that salesperson tell us to “act now!” or “buy now!”, and we sort of feel like we’re being pushed along a sales process we may or may not want to be a part of. But, when we get calls at Senior Living Experts from family members explaining their loved ones physical or mental decline, that is definitely a reason to "act now". Often, I have felt that families may interpret my message of not waiting to tour communities as pressure, but in reality, we work to save our clients from pressure in the long run. Getting ahead of a potential health crisis is the best way to go. Once a loved one is diagnosed with something that will inevitably change their health status, it is then to begin looking at senior living options. Educate yourself on the different levels of care, what type of communities can meet your loved ones needs, especially as their diagnosis progresses, and get to know the costs involved. Everything may be status quo at the moment, but I can’t tell you the number of times we have heard the words, “He was just driving three weeks ago…..”. Something drastic happened and now the family is scrambling for what to do. Being prepared is key. If your loved one does have a health status change, and decisions are to be made quickly, if you have done your due diligence along with the help of a Senior Living Expert, than the transition will be much smoother. Don’t wait. Act now!