If you’ve decided to make the move to an assisted living facility, you’ve already put yourself on a path to a very different place in life. It can be a stressful time, but some of that stress can be eased if you truly feel as though you’ve chosen the very best assisted living facility for your way of life.
What Do They Offer?
There are, of course, the basic features and services that are offered by most senior living communities. But as you select an assisted living facility, there are certain things to consider in making your ultimate decision. Assisted living often offers a variety of options available that differ at each facility, and some of them will be more important than others. Even the best amenities can’t make up for a true lack of care from the staff or residents that seem overwhelmingly unhappy or unfriendly, so make sure that, while you research the facts, you also visit the facility itself to get a better feeling for how it actually operates.
Mode of Operation
Find out about their level of staffing. Is their team big enough to accommodate the needs of the number of residents they have? If they have a staff that isn’t suitably equipped to handle and maintain quality, friendly care and operate well in an emergency situation, that’s a concern that may make you feel insecure; so ask about these things as you make your choice.
Check into the facility’s reputation with the Better Business Bureau. If there have been official complaints made, you’ll be able to find those listed, and that can be something that helps you come to a more informed decision. While you’re checking into assisted living homes, make sure that the facility is properly licensed and in compliance with local regulations.
You’ll also want to look into other key aspects of their operation, including:
- Staff that are friendly, professional, well trained, and eager to answer your questions
- Residents who seem to be friendly and interactive with one another
- Clean facilities with a level of security that make you feel safe
- Food that tastes good to you and is nutritious
- Housekeeping that is provided on a regular basis
Overall, you need to feel at home and find an assisted living facility that offers activities and amenities that really suit you and your lifestyle. That’s crucial in making you feel content and satisfied with your decision, leaving you free to enjoy the life ahead of you.
Information is your greatest assistance in making your decision for your new life! Schedule a meeting with the knowledgeable, friendly staff at Watermark of Gulf Breeze today!