Assisted Living Planner
- Draw up a budget and know how much you can afford to pay per month.
- Review the clauses in any Long Term Care Insurance policies your parents may have.
- Visit facilities at different times on different days.
- Eat meals there. At least 2 at different times and days.
- Look at the activities calendar. Sit in on an activity, if possible.
- Talk to some residents to assess their mental and social capabilities compared to that of your loved one.
- Meet with the Director of the facility and ask about staff training and retention.
- Ask about dementia care options and rules for remaining in Assisted Living versus Memory Care (if available).
- Consult with an Elder Care Attorney if quality Assisted Living seems out of reach financially.
- Check the state Long Term Care Incident Reports for the facility you are considering.
- Have a lawyer review the Resident Contract before signing anything.
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