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Don’t Wait to Join the Waiting List!

Suppose you’re 60-something, brimming with good health, and you tell friends you’ve put yourself on the waiting list for an apartment at Quarry Hill. What sort of reaction do you think you’ll get? Concern? Incredulity? Outright laughter?

Whatever the response, rest assured that getting on the waiting list now—five, 10, or even 15 years before you think you might want or need the services of an older-adult community—could turn out to be one of the smartest moves you’ve ever made. To understand why, you need to know how our waiting lists work.

Whenever there’s an opening at Quarry Hill, we first notify our residents. If none of them wants the cottage or apartment in question, we offer it to the people on the waiting list who have indicated that they’re interested in that type of opening. This results in a list of serious applicants. We then proceed to the next step in the process with whichever applicant has been on the waiting list the longest.

For example: In independent living, where the waiting list is called the Priority List, list members are assigned numbers, in ascending chronological order, as they join. The longer you’ve been on the list, the lower your number—and the likelier it will be for you to come out on top of other interested parties when it’s time for you to make your move.

Quarry Hill maintains separate waiting lists for independent living, assisted living (including dementia care), and long-term nursing care. New people join these lists all the time. Within five or 10 years, people who join today will have hard-to-beat numbers—and will likely be thanking their younger selves for having had the foresight to join the waiting list (or put their loved ones on the list) when they did.

For more information, or for a waiting list application, please call the Marketing Office at 207-301-6116.