Having a senior loved one move into an assisted living facility could be nerve-wracking at first. Looking for the perfect facility could prove to be tricky. For people living in Scottsdale, there are several assisted living facilities to choose from. However, with pre-planning and research, a person and his senior loved one will be able to find their preferred assisted living Scottsdale facility.
For starters, they could ask some family members and friends for any recommendations, especially if they have senior loved ones in assisted living facilities. There is also the internet to look up reviews of nearby facilities.
To get the most out of assisted living Scottsdale, here are some points and questions to keep in mind while looking for facilities.
Concerning the Facility
In touring around a facility, some questions that should be in your checklist should be:
Do the rooms feel homey enough to make your senior loved one feel comfortable?
Is the assisted living Scottsdale facility organized and well-maintained?
Does the facility feel too much like a hospital?
Is the food healthy and does it look appealing for the seniors?
Concerning the Staff
The staff of the facility will play a big part in helping a senior feel at home. If the staff makes a person or their senior loved one feel uncomfortable in any way, they should consider looking for another assisted living Scottsdale facility. Some questions that they could ask themselves are:
Was the staff accommodating, friendly, and polite?
How does the staff interact with one another and with other seniors?
* What kind of schedule does the staff follow?
Concerning the Residents
A person and his senior love done should keep a close eye on how the residents of the assisted living Scottsdale facility live and behave. They should both take time to ask the residents how life in the facility is like, if theyre being treated well, and if theyre comfortable. They should also ask about medical care, how the staff treats emergencies, and what activities and other means of entertainment are provided.
After touring several facilities and going online to do some research, the person and his senior loved one should pool their opinions and agree on one facility. The questions above, combined with their observations should greatly help in narrowing down their choices. Living in an assisted living facility is a big step for the senior, even though the rest of his family may still live in Scottsdale.