Finding the right senior living community is an important and emotional decision. It’s normal to feel stressed and overwhelmed when going through this process, so its important to be informed in order to make the right decision for your family’s needs.
Here are eight questions that you need to ask when determining which community is the best fit for your family member or loved one.
How will your family member or loved one’s service plan be developed. Are services customized to meet their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs?
How are the care staff trained? Also, are they continually trained or just trained initially?
How are nutrition plans developed and what dining options are available?
What do other residents and their families think about the community?
What activities are offered to residents?
How does a resident’s service change as their needs change over time? What does the community do if the resident’s needs require a service the community does not offer?
Are there restrictions on visitors and is it easy for residents to host family and friends?
Does the community feel comfortable and could it feel like home to your loved one?
It’s vital that you communicate effectively with everyone involved in the decision making process, including the potential resident. The best way to make sure a community feels like home is to visit in person. Try to schedule a tour of the community with everyone who is helping make the decision.
If you think it’s time to consider a senior living community, Suite Living is happy to help you with this process. Take a look at the following pages to learn more about our services and communities.
Additionally feel free to reach out anytime with your questions about senior living. We’re happy to listen and give helpful advice.
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