When it comes time to choose a senior living facility for a loved one, it can be difficult to know where to start. There are so many options available, each with their own unique benefits and drawbacks. How do you find the best fit for your loved one?
Many things come into play, but here are five key factors to consider when making this important decision: lifestyle and culture, medical assistance, social activities, living spaces, and quality of staff.
Lifestyle and Culture
Lifestyle and culture is an important consideration when choosing a senior living facility. After all, this will be the place your loved one will call home. You’ll want to make sure it’s a good fit for their personality and preferences.
Medical assistance is another key factor to consider in a senior living facility. Does the facility have on-site nurses or doctors? Do they offer 24 hour nursing care? What kind of medical assistance is available? What are the policies for handling medical emergencies?
Social activities are important for keeping residents engaged and active. Does the facility have a robust social calendar? Are there opportunities for residents to interact with each other on a daily basis?
Living spaces are another consideration. Does the facility offer private or shared living options? What kind of amenities are available? Were the homes designed with seniors in mind? Things like one-level floor plans, companion options and safety features with ample room to maneuver a wheelchair should be in place.
Quality of Staff
Finally, quality of staff is an important consideration. Does the facility have a good reputation? Are the employees well-trained and professional?
Choosing a senior living facility is a big decision, but if you take the time to consider all of these factors, you’ll be sure to find the best possible option for your loved one. You want to make sure that the assisted living care decision you select will be a good one for your loved one. Courtyard Manor is here with all of our expertise and experience so we can help relieve some stress when it comes time for these decisions.
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