Is your loved one no longer able to live independently? Assisted living communities may now cross your mind as a considerable living option but deciding on the best choice may be overwhelming. So here are some questions to better help with decision-making as you tour your assisted living options.
What Type of Assistance Is Provided?
It is important to know whether your loved one requires round-the-clock care or short-term assistance to decide the services they need. However, providing care throughout the day may not be an available option in certain communities, so it is important to ask what can be done for your loved ones as they transition into a new living space.
What Security and Safety Measures Do You Have in Place?
When you choose an assisted living community for your loved one, the utmost priority is always their safety and security. When touring your options, asking about the security and safety measures put in place will allow you to be more aware of how things run. Furthermore, you can weigh your options to decide on which protocols and measures you are most comfortable with. On another note, you would have better peace of mind knowing your loved one is safe and doing well.
What Is the Waitlist Policy?
You’ve done your research, went viewing and finally decided on the perfect assisted living community for your loved one … only to be informed of the waiting list. How frustrating! But it is expected that the best assisted living communities have the longest waiting lists. This can be frustrating for those who have done no planning and need an urgent solution and forces them to make do with last resorted options. So why not save the unnecessary hassle by clarifying when you go for viewings, as different assisted living communities have different waiting list policies. Just remember to know all the details before deciding!
How Much Does It Cost?
Based on the 2020 Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living is $4,300 monthly in the United States. But this varies according to the individual’s needs and level of care required. Some communities provide memory care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, so it is important to know about additional fees. A good follow-up question would be on their billing policy because some communities offer packages while others have a flat fee, regardless of the services used. This will also enable you to plan your budget for the long term and decide on the most suitable for you financially.
Deciding on the best Assisted Living Community
Choosing an assisted living community for your loved ones should not be a chore. It should be a smooth and simple procedure but to do so, it is important to know your available options. Throughout the transition to assisted living, it is especially important to have a community you and your loved ones can rely on. Only then will your loved ones truly be able to enjoy the benefits of living in a new community. To learn more about our Assisted Living community and be a part of a community that caters to individual needs, contact us today!