Whether you know what you need or you are new to the process, we are here to help. Even families who have been on this journey before can be overwhelmed. We have provided the following questionnaire to help point you in the right direction.
|Can you or your loved one stand or transfer from a bed to a chair independently or with the help of one person?||Long term care is most likely a better solution||If the answer is yes or if your loved one is currently working to achieve this goal then assisted living is a good choice|
|If your loved one does not have a dementia diagnosis can they feed themselves?||Long term care is most likely a better solution||If the individual is a dementia patient it is possible that he or she could still thrive in a memory care environment|
|If your loved one needed help, would they remember to push a button alerting nursing staff?||Memory Care is most likely a better solution||Assisted Living would be a good solution|
|Does your loved one have trouble managing their medications?||Assisted Living may be a good solution solution||Assisted Living or Memory Care may be appropriate|
|Does your loved one have trouble managing their medications?||Oxygen and breathing treatments can be handled at both Assisted and Memory Care Communities|
|Does your loved one have challenges with incontinence?||Incontinence can be handled at both Assisted and Memory Care Communities|
|Is your loved one exit seeking or prone to wandering?||You will need a secured Memory Care Community|
Now that you have an idea of what type of Care facility you need it’s important to ask yourself some other questions
For your convenience we’ve provided a sheet that can help you compare out communities, just fill out the following form and we will take you to our customized comparison chart.
What type of apartment do I want: a two bedroom, one bedroom, or a studio? How much room do you really need?
Is location important? How close is it to grocery stores, shops, or your own home?
What is the financial situation? Is there a long term care insurance policy? What funds are available and what is the budget that we have to spend? What happens if funds run out?
What other things are important? Are there services like visiting physicians, salon services and podiatry appointments?
Start reaching out to communities that fit your needs.
Call to schedule a tour. Meet the Director and staff. Learn about what each community offers. Don’t be afraid of going to a facility that may not be perfect – often we find that those help answer some lingering questions you may have.