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Summary of Key Information to Help you Find the Right Assisted Living Facility

No doubt it is a tough call to make when you have to decide it is time to move your ageing parent to an assisted living facility. The first tough decision is deciding on the right time to make the much needed transition into assisted living facility. Step two will be even tougher as you will be tasked with deciding on the most appropriate assisted living facility to commit your loved one. At the very least, you want to find a facility that will satisfy the needs of your ageing parent by complementing their personality and lifestyle. You also have to find a facility that is within your budget. Here is a basic guideline to make your work a lot easier when it comes to assisted living facilities.

The name says it all, really, an assisted living facility is a facility that cares for the elderly by ensuring their needs are met without compromising on their ability to lead independent lifestyles. Such needs include dressing, bathing, meals, transportation and personal mobility, medication reminders etc. Some facilities will even go an extra mile to provide 24 hour security services, housekeeping, emergency call system, access to health care services, social and recreational activities, exercise and fitness programs and personal laundry service.

You should know by now the number of assisted living facilities out there is very high, all waiting to get your attention and hopefully have you commit your loved one to their care. How about you get started by creating a shortlist of the top rated service providers? It is advisable you find a facility that is within your reach for logistical purposes especially when you will need to visit your elderly parents often. With your shortlist at hand, the next important step is to plan to visit the top three facilities on your list.

Here are some basic guidelines and a checklist to get you started on finding the best. Ensure the facility you choose has well trained staff members who have a genuine need and desire to care for the elderly. While at it, get to establish the staff to resident ratio in your facility of choice. It is also imperative that you establish how care is given to the seniors in the facilities you are considering. A good facility should ensure all residents have a well written and document care plan to ensure all their needs are met. The above summary will hopefully help you make a wise decision in finding the right facility to commit your elderly parent.

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