There are many factors to consider when choosing an assisted living community. First, you should ask your loved one what their preferences are. Some people will prioritize the location of assisted living near a hospital. Depending on their health condition, they may require more attention in the community near a hospital than others. Whether your loved one is comfortable in an independent living setting or would prefer a more independent living environment, you will need to discuss the needs of both of you. Assisted living communities are generally considered high-quality facilities.