Going online to look at various reviews for different products, companies, or services is certainly convenient, but when it comes to accuracy and dependability, how reliable are they? That all depends on the review site itself. Some places will manipulate reviews to make it appear as though they are much better than they really are. For somebody looking at assisted living, there are some steps they can take to get more accurate feedback on what they or a loved one might expect if they choose this for their future.
Go on a tour.
One of the best things to do is take advantage of a tour if the assisted living facility offers that option. A tour is going to be a guided tour with a staff member. People going on the tour will get an opportunity to see what some of the rooms look like, what the dining facility may offer, and be able to ask questions.
Being able to see the interior of one of these facilities can provide at least some idea for the senior whether he or she would feel comfortable in this type of environment. But that’s not the only way to get ‘real’ feedback on assisted living.
If provided the opportunity, speak to other residents.
Some seniors will know at least a couple of the residents at a particular facility. Even if the administration does not allow direct contact with the residents, mostly to protect their resident’s privacy, the senior would be able to reach out to their friend and ask certain questions.
If the facility does not directly mention anything about the opportunity to speak to some other residents, the senior and/or his or her family should ask if there will be a chance to do so, either in the entertainment portion of the facility, the dining establishment, or somewhere else.
Having the opportunity to speak to people who actually live there or in a comparable facility can shed a lot of light on what life will be like for this individual. They should be prepared to ask questions in the event they do have the opportunity. What is most important to this senior?
Everyone has different interests and expectations.
Just because one person truly loves a particular living environment doesn’t mean another senior will feel the same way. As long as the elderly person is prepared to ask questions if they get that chance, they will be able to hone in on real, genuine, and honest feedback that could help them make a great decision 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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