Discovering your parent may not be able to live at home on their own anymore can be an emotionally difficult realization. If, after discussing the possibilities with them, you and your loved one agree to start touring assisted living communities, there are a lot of things to consider: How much time do you have to make a decision? Where’s the best place to start? How do you know a great community when you see one? If you have time to consider several options, the best place to start is by asking trusted friends, family members and your family physician for their recommendations.
According to Argentum, the leading national trade association supporting senior living communities, the three things you should prioritize in your search are standard of care, quality of life and value. In addition to ensuring that all the basic assisted living requirements have been met, keep these must-have features top of mind to ensure you’re choosing the right assisted living facility for your loved one. CLICK HERE to learn about them.