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What to Look for in an Assisted Living Facility

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Tips for Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

Choosing the right assisted living facility for your family member is one of the most important decisions you will make. Finding a home that provides quality, attentive care while also listening to your’s and your loved one’s individual concerns is everyone’s goal. The team at Paradise Valley Care wants to help you find the best possible facility to meet all your family’s needs. We have compiled this valuable guide to help you find the assisted living home that will allow your aging family member to experience an improved quality of life.

It’s never easy to accurately determine when an aging senior may be in need of an assisted living facility. Our team recommends you do a brief assessment and ask the question, “Can they shower, dress, make dinner, take care of the house and run errands without any assistance?” If the answer is no, then it may be time to consider additional help.

Follow These Tips:

These simple suggestions can help you find a supportive, fulfilling environment where your loved one will flourish.

The staff members are of the utmost importance. Do they interact well with the other residents? Do they establish eye contact and have a friendly attitude? Do they listen well? If you are impressed with the team members, chances are good that you will like the facility.

Safety, security and personal care should not be overlooked in any facility. Ask questions to ensure that the safety and security of your loved one is a high priority. How do they respond in emergency situations? Do the bathrooms have safety features installed? How does the daily routine differ for the night staff? Ask questions about how personal and medical needs will be handled.

It’s hard to get a feel for a facility in just a few short minutes. Ask if you can stay for a meal or an activity. Observe the residents and team members for a period of time and get a feel for their interactions and attitudes.

One of the best ways to determine if an assisted living facility is right for your loved one is to trust your gut instinct. Does it feel comfortable? Are you at ease? Is the staff friendly and inviting? Following your heart can help you find the perfect assisted living home to meet all of your family’s needs.