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Since we plan to move to a retirement community in the near future, this may be good news for us. Prices should come down.

As someone that's been looking for someplace new for some time, I would say prices are going up. Because the new places are charging a lot more.

In the past year, we've only seriously considered two places. Both would be at least 50% more than where we are now. And the apartments are smaller.

The trend is to offer more and more in amenities.

One new place that recently broke ground is reportedly going to have prices between $8K and $12K per month. But they're advertising "you'll never even need to leave your apartment". They'll have a medical community right on the "campus".

Of the dozens of places we've looked at, size of the apartment has been the biggest limiting factor. I'm in a wheelchair, and many have bathrooms that I couldn't even turn around in with the wheelchair. I could only go straight in and back out. And access to the showers would be very difficult.

I can't understand how apartments designed for seniors could fail to design for prominent use of walkers and wheelchairs and scooters. Narrow hallways. Awkward turns, especially for doors.

The last place we looked at had so many doors. Each door requires space to swing open. That's wasted space in an apartment, and awkward for those with walkers and such.
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