There are about 33,000 assisted living facilities in the United States. While some of these assisted living homes are certainly places where the elderly person in your life would feel perfectly comfortable and happy, there are others that have less satisfactory services.
In order to avoid the latter, here are a few things to look for as you review your senior housing options.
What Is the Housing Like?
First things first, you need to check out how many houses and apartments there are in the assisted living community. Are there different sizes? Do some have kitchens? Are they private or shared? Are the bathrooms private?
What Sort of Care Do They Offer?
Some elderly people require more care and looking after than others, which is why you need to check what sort of care an assisted living facility in question offers. Do they have special care units for patients with Alzheimer’s? Is there a written care plan for each individual resident? Can residents choose their own doctors? These are things you need to look into.
What Will It Cost?
Although you want the best assisted living program for the elderly person in your life, you have to be realistic about things. Many of the best assisted living programs cost a fortune, so you have to be sure you can afford it. Most assisted living is paid for with a combination of savings, social security, and veteran benefits. Before you agree to anything, make sure you can afford it.
Choosing to get the elderly person in your life help is never an easy decision, and deciding what facility is right for them is never easy, either. If you watch out for these three things, though, you’ll have an easier time of it.
If you have any questions, feel free to share in the comments.
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