At North Georgia Active Living, we understand how important it is to find a trusted partner to assist you in your search for a high-quality, comfortable, and caring assisted living center. Numerous options are available if you or a loved one is searching for a place with a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the Cartersville area.
Transitioning from a completely independent lifestyle to a retirement community represents a significant change in the lives of seniors and their immediate family members. Our goal at North Georgia Active Living is to assist families during this time of transition by offering our extensive experience in the downsizing process to our clients and their loved ones. From selling a client’s current home to selecting the perfect senior community, we help families complete the process as smoothly and effortlessly as possible.
To this end, we’ve compiled some helpful tips on what to consider as you and your loved ones explore the various assisted living communities throughout the area. The optimal choice for you will be determined by the features, amenities, and level of assistance you require in your new residence.

Tips for selecting the perfect retirement community

As you study each home, carefully evaluate its ability to fulfill your vision of the ideal senior lifestyle. Although transitioning from your former independent daily life is a significant change, a new location that truly fits should be a positive experience overall. A welcoming home will help ease the burden of caring for yourself; it will support a healthy lifestyle by providing nutritious food, physical and mental activities, and good social support through friendships with other residents and caring staff.

Close to family

Selecting a retirement home close to family members and friends is helpful for numerous reasons. Living near each other makes it easy to drop in for a visit, and older adults usually feel more comfortable when they know their family is just minutes away. It also increases the likelihood that grandparents will continue to be active figures in the lives of their grandchildren.

Caring for your health

Most retirement living centers offer varying levels of assistance for their residents. While one doesn’t want to select a place that will provide too much care right away, if the home can accommodate increasing levels of assistance, this could substantially benefit those requiring additional care over time.
Seniors, especially, need access to healthy, nutritious food that they like to eat, so be sure to discuss the meal provisions. Some establishments may provide all the meals for their residents, whereas others may offer the ability for seniors to cook their own meals.
It’s also important for older people to have regular social interaction with others. For some, it may be enough for them to see their family and friends, along with regular visits from the staff. Others may need access to many other residents to develop strong friendships and feel part of a larger group.


Some residents are content with engaging in their own personal activities and hobbies, whereas others like to be involved in organized activities that offer mental, physical, and emotional stimulation. As you assess each option, make sure you feel confident that your new residence and lifestyle fit your vision of a comfortable way to live.

Showcasing three beautiful options

Below are three separate communities in the Cartersville area. Each one offers a beautiful setting that provides its residents with a warm and supportive environment.

Fite Living Centre

As their website notes, Fite Living Centre looks and feels more like a historic bed and breakfast than a retirement center. The estate’s exterior and landscaping are both lovely, and inside all the spacious rooms exude a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Residents can receive assistance with bathing, medication planning, and physical therapy if needed. The staff is available 24/7, and the Fite Living Centre also offers laundry service and daily housekeeping. Residents are served three healthy meals daily and snacks. Special dietary needs and personal preferences are also accommodated.
Fite Living Centre would be ideal for those who can live reasonably independently but require some daily assistance with medication planning, cooking, and housecleaning tasks.

The Fountains in Cartersville

This establishment has the flair and atmosphere of a large luxury hotel. The entrance and interior lobby are very spacious and upscale. The retirement home’s photo gallery depicts a multitude of available amenities, including restaurant-style dining rooms, a fitness room, a theater room, a general store, a barber shop, a library, and much more.
Residents have access to several floor plan options, daily planned activities, walking trails, and a membership to a local aquatic center. As with other retirement centers, a full range of assistance is available, including 24/7 personalized care, housekeeping and laundry services, and handicap-accessible bathrooms.
The Fountains in Cartersville offers several levels of senior care, including assisted living, independent care, memory care, and respite care. The retirement center would be an excellent fit for someone who wants regular access to physical fitness activities and many other amenities within a luxury hotel-like setting.

Tiger Lily Estates

Tiger Lily Estates is the perfect name for this relaxed, beautiful setting. A series of lovely white cottages house a total of 23 private resident suites. Each cottage has its own courtyard, complete with a porch for relaxing and visiting with other residents. Tiger Lily Estates offers an activities center, an art studio, and a salon. Meals are served in each cottage in a common dining room.
Tiger Lily Estates offers both assisted living and memory care. The decentralized cottage environment offers a casual, cozy feel and is a good choice for those who need assistance but prefer a more relaxed, intimate setting in which to live.

Let us help you find a welcoming home

If you need assistance learning more about the senior living communities in Cartersville, Ga., we’d love to help you in the selection process. Together, the North Georgia Active Living team has over 35 years of experience in the real estate business. Our real estate specialists can help seniors in the downsizing process of selling their current house. We also provide VIP services to those looking for a retirement community to begin the next chapter of their lives in a warm, welcoming environment.
If you’d like to learn more about our complete real estate package for seniors, please contact us by visiting our website. We are excited to serve you.
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