When exploring senior living communities for yourself or your loved ones, there are certain questions you can ask the Director of Nursing that may help determine if the community is a good fit for your family. An in-person conversation will further help in your decision process.
Kristi Carlson, a team member at The Goodman Group, is just one of the many trusted staff on the Health Services Team. She suggests that when speaking with a Director of Nursing, to get a feel for how interested they are in the care needs of your family member. Speaking with them in-person rather than over the phone or email will give you an opportunity to see the time and energy they put into your loved one’s care. Here are few questions to better help you prepare for your conversation:
Questions to Ask When Looking At Senior Living Communities
- How is care to my loved one delivered?
- How does the staff know what my mom or dad need everyday?
- How does the staff determine resident preferences and maintain consistency from day to day?
At The Goodman Group’s managed senior communities, we create individualized service plans for each of our residents. The small details make it much easier for the resident to feel comfortable, and make a world of a difference in their experience. Using these practices every day allows for consistency of care and a standard that is expected throughout the senior living communities we manage.