As your parents or other loved ones start to age, it is hard to know…
Transitioning to a memory care community is hard; it’s hard on your loved one and it is hard on you. They are leaving their home. You are probably dealing with a lot of feelings around the subject. On top of all of that, you have to pick a community for your loved one to move into. So how do you pick the right one? We are about to walk you through the key things to consider.
- Are LPNs or RNs on staff 24/7?
- What are the staffing ratios?
- Can your loved one stay at the community through end-of-life or will he/she have to move if their care becomes too difficult?
- What are daily activities like?
- Does the community make you and your loved one feel safe and comfortable?
- How active are families allowed to be in care planning?
- Is there flexibility in personal care times?
- Is the food appetizing? Are there regular meal times?
- Do the visiting hours align with your schedule?
- Does the community align with your loved one’s needs?
- Is the cost of care affordable?
- How are the staff trained differently than those in assisted living?
Asking yourself these questions will help you decide which memory care community is right for you and your loved one. It is important that those who are suffering from cognitive decline receive the right level of care; it is more important that you listen to your intuition. If you are looking for a home that preserves the dignity of all its residents, while providing top quality care, give us a call today to see if we can help.