At some point, you may realize that your home doesn’t serve you as well as you’d like. As you age, you might need to move into an assisted living facility to stay safe and independent. Finding an assisted living facility that checks all the boxes when it comes to your care and quality of life is essential.
If you’re currently looking into different assisted living facilities, you may find the process confusing and intimidating. We suggest staying calm and taking the time needed to fully research every facility before making a decision. Here are just a few factors to consider during your search:
The Facility’s Response to COVID-19
Safety should be any long-term care facility’s first priority. Once you’ve made a list of possible facilities, contact them to find out how they’ve responded to the COVID-19 situation. Their response should align with CDC guidelines.
Skilled & Experienced Nurses
Whether you need medication reminders or assistance with other medical tasks, it’s important for an assisted living facility to come equipped with skilled and experienced nurses to assist with needs as they develop.
Proximity to Loved Ones
Family members may want to stay within a certain distance of you for visits. Talk it over with your loved ones if being close to family members is important to you.
Staff to Resident Ratio
Everyone deserves personalized care. Be sure to look into the ratio of staff to residents to make sure you receive the customized, compassionate care you need.
The cost of an assisted living facility is an essential factor for most people to consider. Some people have factored future living costs into their retirement plans, so your budget may be something you already know. Others find that Medicaid can pay for this service. Either way, the team at Friedman Elder Law Department can help you with this part of the process.
Plan for the future with the help of Friedman Elder Law Department. The process of finding an assisted living facility doesn’t need to be a stressful one. Give us a call today and let us give you peace of mind when it comes to Medicaid planning, estate planning, veteran benefits, and more. We would love to help equip you to make these important decisions for future long-term care.