Choosing an assisted living facility for yourself, an aging parent, or even a friend can be a challenge, especially if you have no prior experience doing this. You may be overwhelmed with the information thrown at you, seemingly at once.
Sometimes, assisted living facilities can all appear to be similar, offering many of the same amenities. With all of that gliding against you, how can you be certain you’re going to choose the right one especially for this time in your life (or the life of your loved one)?
There are a few important questions you may want to ask when you either take a tour of a facility or get the opportunity to speak with an administrator. Consider these questions and, depending on the answers you receive, you might get some much-needed clarity.
Question #1: What type of room or set up can the senior choose?
Depending on the facility, an aging senior might have the option to have a room on their own or to share one. Some seniors will share rooms if they are moving in with a friend or even their spouse while others choose this option as a way to save money.
If the senior values her privacy, is shy, or otherwise prefers a single room situation, make sure that’s available. If the senior prefers to share a room, also find out if that option is available and, if it is, if it’s available at that time.
Question #2: Find out what kind of dining options are available.
A quality assisted living facility might have what appears to be a real restaurant, complete with full-time chef and a wonderful menu. Look at the menu options. Focus on those options not just for dinner, but also breakfast and lunch.
You may also inquire as to whether rooms have small kitchenettes for seniors to prepare their own food, if that happens to be important to this aging senior in your life.
Question #3: What kind of support do you offer?
Seniors who choose assisted living may need minimal support, if any at all. They might choose this because keeping up with the cleanliness and general maintenance of their house or apartment is getting to be too much.
Others may require assistance taking prescription medications, getting moving in the morning, and so forth. Find out what help is available to determine if this is the right option for the senior in your life.
The more questions you ask, the easier it is to find the right assisted living option for you or somebody you care about.
For more information about senior living in Shavano Park, TX, contact Pipestone Place Assisted Living or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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