Finding the right assisted living for your loved one can sometimes feel like finding a needle in a haystack.
Assisted living communities seem to be everywhere, and while it’s good to have plenty of options to choose from, finding the right one for your loved one can be a challenge. That’s why, in our last blog, our assisted living in Durham went over a couple of important questions you should ask while touring an assisted living community. Today, we will be going over a couple more of those questions:
#3. Does your staff genuinely care?
No matter how clean the facility is or how nice the furniture is, if the facility doesn’t have caring staff, it isn’t the right place for your loved one. Caregivers that genuinely care about their residents will make all of the difference in your loved one’s quality of life. Again, don’t just settle for asking your tour guide, talk to a few residents and caregivers directly to get to the bottom of the issue.
#4. Do the residents like the food?
Good food should be at the top of your list of what to look for in the right assisted living for your loved one. The quality of food that they serve will directly affect your loved one’s quality of life. Ask for a menu so that you can see what kind of meals they offer, and be sure to ask if they can meet any specific dietary requirements your loved one has. To get an even better idea about the kind of food they serve, ask the residents!
We have just a couple more questions to go over with you. Please stay tuned for our next blog.