The process of aging provides a great deal of wisdom and opportunity, but it also comes with a wide variety of challenges. Chief among those challenges is knowing when an aged or otherwise partially incapacitated person can no longer provide themselves the care they need. The decision to move into an assisted living facility is not one to make lightly, and it can come with uncertainty.
Below, you'll find a guide to some questions you should ask an assisted living facility to provide you with peace of mind. Whether you're making the transition yourself or looking into the options for a loved one, knowing what day to day life is really like will provide you with the confidence and security that you need.
Ask About Activities
One of the most dangerous but also poorly considered threats to everyday health is the risk posed by a sedentary lifestyle. If a facility leaves its residents to sit quietly without proper stimulation every day, it can be damaging to someone's mental and physical health.
It's important that you have an idea of the variety and strenuousness of the activities that are provided. An effective facility will have activities to offer people of varying health conditions and abilities, and with these choices, you can have confidence that a new resident will have a thriving and stimulating day to day life.
Ask About Nutrition
An important key to enjoying daily life is being able to enjoy the food that's offered to residents. You should be sure to ask about the daily food preparation as well the ability of the staff to handle dietary restrictions, as they can be very important to maintaining a resident's health.
In most cases, an assisted living facility will provide you with the opportunity to eat a meal with current residents. This will allow you a hands on chance to taste the food the kitchen is putting out as well as observe the environment at meal times, providing you with increased comfort in knowing that the process will be safe and enjoyable.
Ask About Security
Ultimately, the reason that assisted living facilities are necessary is to guarantee the care of people who may not be able to care for themselves. This can include concerns about wandering, but also concerns about being taken advantage of. The staff at your assisted living facility functions as gatekeepers to the ones you love, and you should not be shy about asking any question you deem necessary about the security of the building as well as the background of those working there. (for more information, contact Courtyard at Jamestown)Share