Moving your elderly loved one to an assisted living facility is an important life transition that requires careful planning on your part. Finding the facility that will best allow your loved one to age peacefully and comfortably can be a challenge with so many places to choose from.
Busy Buddies, Inc., your experts in implementing senior moving plans, are here to help you. Read on to learn the practical tips you need to consider when selecting an assisted living facility for your elderly loved one.
Interview the Facility’s Residents
When visiting a facility, take the time to talk to some residents. Ask questions about the camaraderie among residents, staff turnover, how maintenance issues are handled and the activity schedule. The information you obtain from your conversations with the residents should help you evaluate the facility and see if it would be a good fit for your senior loved one.
Inspect the Whole Facility
Schedule an inspection of the whole facility. If possible, try to see it both during the day and night. Take the time to observe the community. Sample the food being served to them if possible and observe the activities scheduled that day. As your senior moving managers, we also recommend checking if the facility grounds are clean and well-maintained.
Your first visit to an assisted living facility will probably include a guided tour conducted by a staff member. Be sure to ask the right questions. Find out if the facility has an in-house registered nurse or medical professional to attend to the needs of the residents. Check the billing process and available options should you become short of funds. Obtain detailed information about training requirements for the staff.
Busy Buddies, Inc. has been assisting our clients in simplifying the process of helping senior loved ones transition into new homes for 20 years. We provide downsizing help for seniors and other services.
Give us a call at (703) 828-1833 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form for a free estimate. Our service areas include Fairfax, VA, and surrounding areas.