It’s often a good idea for the person moving to the assisted living residence to get some help from close family or friends. This is often a stressful time, and it’s best to designate one person who will help make the necessary decisions and arrangements.
Considerations in selecting an appropriate Assisted living residence include:
- Does the residence offer all the services you need to live life to the fullest - now and in the future?
- Is it clean, is it safe, is the food tasty and nutritious?
- Is it accredited and licensed?
- Are social and activity programs capable of meeting your needs and desires?
- Location – is it close to hospital, churches, family. Is transportation available for medical appointments, shopping etc.
The programs, services and levels of care provided in assisted living residences vary widely, so it’s important to understand exactly what is offered and at what price, is it in the base daily or monthly rate, or is it extra.
And, here's a big Money $aving Tip:
To make assisted living more affordable, consider moving from your current large suite to a smaller studio or choosing a small suite to start with.