How to Choose a Good Assisted Living Facility

The decision to move to an Assisted Living Facility isn’t easy. Deciding which one to choose can be ever harder. There are a lot of them throughout the United States, and the amount of options can be quite overwhelming.

The first step is to think what your needs and desires are. How do you want your new home to be? Also consider the neighborhood – some people prefer a place that has entertainment and stores around. Other might prefer something that’s near a major hospital, or that’s closest to family members. It’s also important to think about the amenities you’d like. A pool, a cinema, salons – these are some of the things that Assisted Living Facilities offer.

Then you need to consider what kind of safety features you need now and might need in the future. Now, a simple grab bar in the shower may suffice, but in the future you might need assistance to shower and get dressed. It’s important to evaluate your needs for the present, but also for the years to come. After all, this is a long-term change.

Once you know what you need and what you’d like, it’s time to set a budged. How much are you willing to spend? Now it’s also time to prioritize the things you want and start looking for assisted living facilities that match your needs and the budget that you’ve set.

Now it’s time to schedule the tour! Take a good look to see if the grounds are well kept, if the people already living there are friendly and happy, and if there are appropriate safety measures in place. During the tour, it’s paramount to ask all the important questions, for instance: Can I have a pet? Can I have my own furniture? Can I come and go as I please? Think of all the scenarios that could happen, and make sure to know how those scenarios would be handled there. Remember to ask about the fees, rules and regulations of that assisted living facility as well. Once you’ve had all your questions answered, we also recommend visiting the place at least once during the day and during the night.

Once you and your family are happy with the place, it’s time to move! We all know that moving to an Assisted Living Facility can be scary, overwhelming and intimidating. But we’re also happy to say that Excellence Assisted Living Facility checks all the boxes mentioned in this article, and we would be more than happy to make your transition as seamless and easy as possible. We would love to have you for a tour and we’re ready to answer all your questions! Come say hi!

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