3 Questions to Ask on a Tour of Assisted Living
Assisted Living Facilities in Hill Country Village TX
When a person is trying to convince an elderly family member to consider assisted living, they might be faced with a number of questions. A person has a tendency to ask questions for two main purposes: they want to derail the conversation or have a sincere interest in learning more.
If you’re not prepared and are unable to answer questions, it might be difficult to convince an elderly family member or other loved one to at least consider assisted living. Some of those questions, though, are best saved for a tour of the facility.
Most assisted living facilities provide tours for prospective residents. When you make an appointment to go on a tour, be sure you’re prepared with appropriate questions. The more questions you ask that are pertinent to the living environment or the situation in the future, the easier it’s going to be for that senior to understand the value it offers them as a possible living situation.
Here are three questions you might consider asking when taking a tour of assisted living.
Question #1: How much support do staff members offer?
Every facility is different, but in general staff members are there to help senior residents with a variety of things throughout the day. They might be able to provide physical support to help the resident get out of bed in the morning. There may be staff members on hand that can assist residents getting into and out of the shower.
Many staff members can offer advice about the various activities that could be going on at any given time. All staff members will be able to provide some type of direction or assistance in helping residents find certain locations throughout the facility.
Question #2: Will I be able to bring my own personal effects?
Some places will have all the furniture seniors will need, but most will allow certain personal effects, pictures, books, and maybe even a favorite recliner or some other chair or other item in the form of furniture.
Some facilities may allow small pets. Depending on what the senior would like to bring with him or her, this question can be instrumental in determining if this particular facility is the right one for them.
Question #3: What types of activities generally take place during the week?
Every facility is different so asking this question will provide great insight into what the senior may be able to enjoy when he or she chooses this environment for their future.
For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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