When it comes time to choose an assisted living facility, you may be wondering what questions you should be asking at the senior facilities you’re looking at. It can be confusing to know how to decide which assisted living facility to choose. Here are five things to consider in your search for an assisted living facility.
1. Does your loved one need 24-hour care?
Many assisted living facilities offer only minimal support and supervision for residents. Doctor and nurse care may only be available on a limited or request basis. If your loved one needs 24-hour care, a nursing home may be a better option.
3. Does your loved one have Alzheimer’s?
Be sure to ask if the assisted living facility specializes in Alzheimer’s patient care. Alzheimer’s patients may only need minimal care now, but the condition does require specific care protocol. Having experts in attendance at the facility will make life safer for your loved one who has Alzheimer’s Disease.
4. Does the senior facility cater to individual dietary restrictions?
If your loved one is on certain medications, they may have strict dietary needs that will need to be met at the facility's cafeteria. Be sure that meeting your loved one’s dietary needs will be taken seriously at any senior facility you’re considering.
5. How far is it from the assisted living facility from your home?
Regular visits from family and friends can make a big, positive difference in how happy your loved one will be at the assisted living facility. In addition, you will likely want to facilitate a close relationship between your kids and your loved ones. Be sure you are comfortable with making the drive to visit your loved one often.
The decision of choosing an assisted living facility for your loved one is made easier when you consider the answers to these five important questions. Be sure to get these questions and any others you may have, answered by an administrative assistant or director.
If you're looking for a trusted assisted living facility for your loved one, contact the team at Angelica's Place today.