Things to Consider when Choosing a Care Facility
When you start the journey of finding a new home for yourself or your loved one, there are some things to consider when finding the right fit.
- Be Realistic
The most important thing you can do when looking for a care facility is being realistic about the amount of care you or your loved one will need and what type of facility best suits the individual’s specific needed care.
Whether you are looking for a peaceful, rural location or an urban city feel, location is a consideration. Proximity to family can be paramount.
- Size & Type of Community
Senior living arrangements can be very different by nature. They come in many different shapes and sizes. Many facilities may require double occupancy in rooms. Depending on personal preferences as well as financial considerations, one type of community may be a better fit than another.
Determining the value of what you are getting from your assisted care facility and weighing the costs. Being aware of all expenses or potential up-charges for specific amenities.
- Staff to Resident Ratio
Making sure there is an adequate staff to resident ratio, knowing there is sufficient staff to take care of your loved one.
- Your Instincts
Deciding on a location for a new home can be difficult, but at the end of the day, if it feels right, you are probably in the right place.