Commonly Asked Questions about Assisted Living (and Why You Should Ask Them, Too)
Assisted Living in Hollywood Park, TX
Looking into assisted living for yourself or a loved one will usually lead to a number of questions. Many people often misunderstand exactly what assisted living is all about. They might associate it with a nursing home, but the two are completely different.
There are various types of assisted living communities across the country, some of them can feel like upscale residential communities rather than something where staff members assist with basic care.
Below are a few commonly asked questions about assisted living and if you or your elderly loved one wish to make the right decision about their long-term care, it’s a good idea to ask at least some of them yourself.
1. How much does assisted living cost?
The answer to this question is going to vary, but on average in the United States it costs approximately $55,000 per year. The cost of assisted living has remained relatively steady for the past few years, but it can be a little less expensive if the senior is willing to live with a roommate.
2. What type of staff members assist the seniors on a regular basis?
There are usually many different types of staff members working at any particular assisted living facility. Nurses, CNA’s, activity directors, basic assistance staff members, physical therapist, social workers, and more could all be part of an assisted living facility.
If the senior has specific needs that must be met, especially if they require direct medical attention from time to time, it’s important to discuss this with the particular assisted living facility before making any determination on which one is right for you or your loved one.
3. What type of activities take place at assisted living?
Every facility is going to be different, but many of them have a variety of activities for all of their residents. They may have art classes, movie nights, exercise facilities, days out at the mall, and much more. Some facilities have gorgeous grounds with well paved walkways that the seniors can walk around, sit down and enjoy on nice days.
4. What type of food do they serve?
The days of cafeteria style eateries in assisted living communities is just about over. The growing majority of facilities now have restaurant style dining facilities that provide high-quality food in a great atmosphere.
Assisted living today is much different than it was 30 or 40 years ago, so anyone who is considering this option should certainly contact a facility in the area, stop by, and receive more information and possibly even get a tour. It can your great option for many reasons.
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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