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Choose The Right Assisted Living Community

Choose the right assisted living community There are about 33,000 assisted living communities in the United States. Checklist To help you choose the right community to meet your needs: Housing How many living units are in the community? Where is the community located? Are different sizes and types of units available? Do any units have kitchens or kitchenettes? Are all rooms private? Are bathrooms private? Personal Care O Does the residence offer special care units such as those serving people with Alzheimer's disease? Is a contract available that details fees, services, and discharge policies? Is there a written care plan for each resident? What input does the resident have in developing the care plan? Are additional services available on the same campus if a resident's needs change? Can residents choose their own doctors, therapists, or pharmacies? Economics How does the community bill for services? What if a resident runs out of money? Assisted Living O Under what conditions would a resident have to leave the community? Is the community clean? Do the staff and residents seem cheerful? Do you feel good about it? Residential Areas Are stairs and hallways well lit? Are exits well marked? Are there safety locks on the doors and windows? Are there security and fire safety systems? Is there an emergency generator or alternate power source? Is the floor plan logical and easy to follow? Are rooms large enough for residents' needs? Are there enough common areas, such as dens and living rooms? Sources: NationalPositions BEST CARE Profitable Internet Marketing SENIOR SERVICES

Choose The Right Assisted Living Community

shared by InfographicMarketing on Mar 14
As you get older you begin to pay closer attention to your personal care plan for your later years. Ideally, we would all be able to live on our own for as long as we want, but the truth is that we ca...


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