Senior Living Q & A
What are some important questions to ask when looking for a nursing home?
Some important questions include:
How is the assisted living facility arranged? Is there a waiting list and how long will it take to get in? What activities are set up for the residents? What are the monthly fees? What is the visitation schedule? Are there health services available on-site? Is transportation provided? Can more care and services be provided if a senior’s circumstances change? What is the neighborhood like that surrounds the facility? What is the facility’s security?
What are some questions I should ask about staffing?
Some questions to ask about staffing are: What is the staff to resident ratio? Is there staff available overnight? What are the credentials of the staff? What ongoing training does the staff participate in?
What are some questions I should ask about the common space?
Some questions to ask about the common space are: What are the common or shared spaces with other residents? How wide are the hallways? Are there handrails for residents who need them for stability issues? What is the lighting in common spaces?