Senior Living: Getting Started


Is Moving to a Senior Living Community the Right Move for You?

The decision to move into a senior living community is not an easy one. There are a lot of options to sift through and emotions to sort through. Getting started can sometimes be the hardest and most overwhelming part. The good news is, we have a number of resources to help you decide if and when it is right for you.


Are you tired of
maintaining a home
and property?

Are you ready to free up your time and energy on the things you ‘want’ to do vs. ‘have’ to do

Are you interested in a vibrant social, physical,
and spiritual life?

Are your loved ones
concerned about your health and wellbeing?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, it might be time to start more seriously considering senior living. To answer some of your questions and concerns, we invited a few Holland Home residents to talk about their personal journey to senior living.


More Than a Place. A Promise.

You might be asking yourself, “Why would I do this if I can just downsize?” Or, “Why would I want to do this if I have long term care insurance?” Well, the truth is, that Holland Home can provide things that real estate can’t. When you move into Holland Home, you enter into a Continuing Care Agreement (CCA). So, you’re not just getting a place to call home, but a promise of care and peace of mind. What does that look like?

A guarantee of higher care, should you need it – even if you outlive your financial resources.

Peace of mind – for you and your loved ones.

If you were to leave Independent Living, you simply vacate your residence, turn in the keys and we take care of the rest —there’s no worrying about repairs, staging, or selling.

What Level of Senior Living is Right for You?

The level of independence you want or are capable of will help determine what kind of care is right for you. You might still enjoy cooking or would rather have your meals made for you. You might enjoy going to activities on your own or would rather have some assistance.  Whichever you prefer, there is a place for you at Holland Home.


Independent Living may be right for you if:

  • You desire a full kitchen in your apartment/home.
  • You would like a washer and dryer in your apartment/home.
  • You are self-sufficient with everyday activities (medication management, cooking, bathing).
  • You would like access to a swimming pool, woodshop, art studio.

Assisted Living may be right for you if:

  • You need help with activities of daily living including cleaning, medication management, etc.
  • You want all 3 meals provided daily.
  • You are finding it difficult to maintain your health and well-being while living alone.
  • You enjoy outings and activities which offer some  assistance if needed.

Planning for the Move

The decision to move is a process but don’t worry, we have a number of tools and resources to help you plan. Here are a few things you should do first:


Making the Move

You’ve made the decision, now it’s time to make the move. We work closely with a variety of West Michigan businesses to help make the transition smooth.

  • Incoming residents can use one of our approved and vetted professional relocation services who can assist with downsizing, organizing, and moving. Holland Home gives up to a $1,500 allowance towards these services for people moving into Independent Living.
  • For Assisted Living: help is provided for transferring phone service, changing address, etc.
  • If moving from Independent Living to another area of care, we are here to guide you through it.

At Holland Home, you get more than a place to live. You and your loved ones get peace of mind that you will always be taken care of, even if your health changes or you outlive your financial resources. That’s our commitment to you and to our mission of providing Christ-centered care.



How much does it cost to be on the waiting list?

The waiting list is $500 per person/couple.
Depending on the area of care you’re looking for, the waitlist may be longer than others.

What happens if I go away for the winter?

Everything is taken care of for you. Turn the heat down, lock the door and you don’t have to worry. You’re responsible for your fees and utilities.

Will I have to
move again?

It depends on what your care needs are. That’s why we have the continuum of care to meet people’s needs – your future is always secure at Holland Home.


At Home with Holland Home Webinars

Our webinar series covers various senior living-related topics, including downsizing, levels of senior care, and estate planning. You can also take virtual tours of some of our living options and hear firsthand from current residents about the moving process and what life is like here at Holland Home.


To request more information or to start your journey to senior living please call our sales team at 616-643-2730.