Many families make the choice to move an aging loved one into an assisted living facility. Whether you’re looking for an assisted living provider or have already chosen a facility, be sure to continuously communicate with the staff by asking these and other relevant questions:
What Level of Care Is Given?
Assisted living facilities can vary greatly in the amount of care and supervision they provide. In some, seniors live nearly independently and simply gather for meals and group activities, while in others, the staff monitor the residents more closely, dispensing medication, assisting with daily hygiene, and overseeing medical care. Consider both the current and future needs of your loved one when committing to an assisted living facility.
Who Is Responsible for Residents’ Quality of Life?
Your loved one’s wellbeing is likely your primary concern. Therefore, be sure that the assisted living facility not only provides a physically safe environment, but also stimulates residents both mentally and socially. Check out the types of activities the assisted living facility offers, and speak with the person in charge of the residents’ day-to-day routine.
What Is the Cost?
Assisted living is a necessary step for many seniors in retirement, so have a frank conversation with your assisted care provider or any prospective facility about the costs. Is there a monthly, all-inclusive fee? Are there extra expenses that will come up in the case of an emergency or required supplementary care? What are the options for long-term care insurance and payment?
Assisted living is often a good solution for elderly family members who can no longer safely live in their homes. At Willow Manor in Ft. Lauderdale, we strive to provide a homey, comfortable experience with quality medical care and many opportunities for socializing. Call us at (888) 821-6046 to ask questions that can help your family make the best decision.