What to ask when moving into Assisted Living.
When you have decided assisted living is the right solution for you and your loved one you will want to be well informed on where to move. Its important to ask these 5 questions when talking to the potential facility.
5 questions to ask when choosing an Assisted Living facility:
1. How do you hire and screen your staff?
The quality of the team is a key determinant in the quality of care a senior living community provides. Experience, trustworthiness, empathy, and ongoing training are vital.
Some factors are easier to evaluate than others, such as team member experience and background. Be sure to ask how team members are recruited and screened, and if background checks are conducted.
2. How will my loved one spend their time each day?
Support and care are very important – equally important is the lifestyle that your loved one will experience. Does the community have a life engagement program with a full complement of choices so that there is something for every interest? At Southern Comfort Care, we believe that everyone needs a reason to get up in the morning.
3. How are changes to my loved ones needs handled?
While no one wants to think about it, the needs of older adults change as they age. It’s important to notice and monitor these changes when they happen. Make sure you ask how each assisted living handles these situations.
4. What are the monthly fees?
Every assisted living prices their fees differently. Some are all-inclusive, and others have a base fee with care charges assessed separately. This can make things tough for older adults and families trying to compare costs across different communities.
5. What does the contract spell out?
Another area where things can vary greatly from one assisted living to another is the contract and terms. We think it is very important to understand the Residency Agreement and will explain it in detail.
We also invite you to call Southern Comfort Care at 435-421-1259 to talk with a senior care expert who can answer your questions!