If your elderly loved one is no longer able to safely live alone, moving them into an independent or assisted living facility may be the most responsible option. Finding a good facility with compassionate, highly skilled employees is obviously a big concern.
As experts in moving elderly parents, Busy Buddies shares tips on how to pick a reputable assisted living facility for your loved one.
Consider the Level of Care
Your top consideration should be finding a facility that provides the level of care your loved one needs. There are three basic levels of care:
- Independent Living: For seniors who can do most of their daily activities independently but want someone to help with certain tasks, such as cleaning and cooking.
- Assisted Living: For seniors who require assistance with some daily activities like cooking, bathing, or taking medications. As with independent living, they have their own private rooms but have more assistance than independent living.
- Skilled Nursing: This is for seniors who need nursing assistance throughout the day.
Visit the Facility With Your Loved One
We recommend visiting the facility you want, preferably along with your aging loved one. This allows you to experience the facility first-hand, which makes the caring transitions easier if you do end up choosing that facility. We recommend communicating directly with the facility’s managers, care providers, and even other the elderly residents living there. This will give you and your senior family member a real feel for the overall ambiance of the place, which helps you determine whether the facility is a good fit.
Confirm That the Facility Follows Rules and Regulations
Safety and the quality of your elderly loved one’s life are your top priorities. To that end, it’s critical to verify that the facility you’re looking at follows the rules and regulations set for retirement homes. As your local senior move managers, we’ll educate you on what these rules and regulations are and help you narrow down your choices for assisted living facilities.
At Busy Buddies, we offer professional elderly moving services. Give us a call at (703) 828-1833 for more information. We are experienced in moving elderly people throughout Arlington, VA.