When looking for an assisted living community for yourself or your loved one, Health Services team member Kristi Carlson says it’s important to do some of your own exploring. When visiting a location, one of the most helpful things you can do is to speak with team members from different areas, such as the Director of Nursing, a care provider, or the dining or life enrichment staff.
Have a Meal
Partake in the dining experience at the communities you’re interested in. You may be dining there every day, so it is important that you enjoy the meals as well as the the residents who call the community home.
Experience The Environment
This may be your new home. It’s important that you enjoy the atmosphere and are comfortable in the environment. If you are looking for a community for your loved one, be sure that the location is one where you'd like to visit and where you'd feel proud to have your family member call home.
Lastly, ask the right questions and be thorough in your research! Check out another one of our blogs: Senior Living 101: What Can I Expect From an Assisted Living Community to help you on your way!