When selecting the right assisted living residence for your loved ones, there are some factors that are more important than others, while cost and proximity definitely play an important role, one should not overlook the layout of the residence, the activities offered and the food and menu. After all, this will be their home for the next few years and you want to make sure that they are as happy and comfortable as possible.
The facility should be one that encourages your loved ones to live a healthier, happier and more active life, so it is important that the living spaces support that. A good facility should have an independent room, bathroom and kitchen for each resident to allow them to be fully independent and move about with ease. It should also allow them to bring their own furniture and decorate it as they wish in order to provide a homely feeling Ki Residences.
A facility with spacious grounds, or gardens and separate rooms for dining, reading, playing games and hobbies is also a good choice.
Good assisted living residences also provide housekeeping services to their residents, which include assistance with laundry and housekeeping. Along with medical assistance, help with medication, meals, transportation and even having emergency buttons in the rooms that residents can use to call for help. It is a good idea to make sure their staff is on call 24 hours to provide the residents with any assistance they might need.
It is imperative that you check on the cleanliness and sanitation services of the residence. Different residents might need help daily with cleaning and upkeep which others may opt for a weekly service. When visiting the facility it is wise to keep an eye out for evidence of this service.
Remember that the majority of people living in this facility are elderly and the home must take this into account. The design and layout of the facility must be made keeping in mind its residents’ needs and facilitate their ease of movement and comfort. There should be facilities for wheelchairs, handrails on the walls and no slip mats or surfaces all over especially in the bathrooms. There should also be people on their staff responsible for the upkeep of the buildings and facilities.
Though you may prefer to choose a residence based on its low cost, it is wise to spend time evaluating the facility and it’s services, check it out on government sites or with organizations and opt for providers who have been in the business for some time and have a reputation or an established track record.
Remember that the assisted living residence will be your loved ones’ home for the foreseeable future and it is up to you to make sure that you make the right choice that will enable them to enjoy a healthy and happy life there, with people their own age and with care and assistance they need.