You have the option to tour a senior living facility. What should you do to prepare?
In order to give you the best possible tour of a senior living community, it’s extremely important that you prepare yourself in advance. Although your senior living professional will be able to show you around the community, they may not be able to answer all your questions unless you ask them.
During your visit, you should be prepared with questions to ask regarding staffing, living spaces, activities, health care, nutrition, and anything else that may come to mind.
Here we have compiled a list of 13 questions that you may find helpful when you are visiting a senior living community for the first time. Make sure that you take these with you and ask them if they haven’t already been answered for you. As a result, you will be confident when making your final decision.
- Are staff members onsite 24/7?
- Are staff members subjected to background checks?
- Is the staff trained on elder abuse and neglect?
- Does the community have a policy in place to report suspected abuse?
- What room types are offered?
- Are your rooms furnished or unfurnished?
- Can residents decorate and personalize their own spaces?
- Is internet access provided? Wi-Fi?
- What is your pet policy?
- What types of activities are available to residents, and how often do they occur?
- Is there a posted schedule of events and activities?
- Are there opportunities to interact with the surrounding community, such as scheduled outings or volunteering opportunities?
- Is live entertainment part of the activities schedule? If so, what kind, and how often?
There are many factors to consider when making the decision to move a loved one into a senior care facility. It is important for your loved one to fully understand why the move is taking place and that he or she feels at ease in the facility you have chosen for them. As a result, the transition will be easier and more comfortable for all involved.
At Sugar Land Health Care Center, we are both patient-centered and goal-centered. When skilled nursing is required, we help achieve full and lasting recoveries because our team is committed to giving each resident the undivided attention and care in order to achieve successful outcomes. Contact us to schedule a tour!