4 Qualities to Assess a Potential Assisted Living Lifestyle

As people age, many will require the additional care provided in a nursing home or other type of assisted living situation. Assisted living facilities help provide the comfort of a home away from home with the assistance necessary to ensure your loved ones’ safety. It’s crucial to look for a few key things when finding a suitable lifestyle for your loved one.

1. What Services Are Offered?

Many assisted care living facilities offer primary medical care, but it is important to ask what other services they offer. Some, such as Cave Creek Assisted Living, offer transportation to and from medical appointments. 

Other examples that Cave Creek Assisted Living offers include a beauty salon, arts and crafts studio, theater, exercise room, community store, and more all on our expansive property. You’ll want to make sure your loved one has a plethora of activities and amenities close by and remove the hassle of finding outside transportation.

2. Are the Facilities Clean?

One of the most crucial qualities to assess is the cleanliness of their facilities. While most assisted living communities also employ a housekeeping staff, this is not always the case. If during your tour of a facility, you find frequent trash and unkempt public areas, keep that in mind as part of your evaluation.

3. What is the Patient-To-Staff Ratio?

The number of nurses and aides taking care of patients is an excellent indicator of how well residents are taken care of. You’ll want to make sure any potential assisted living community can provide the care you’re looking for, especially if you have a loved one who needs additional help with daily living care, such as bathing. 

Cave Creek Assisted Living makes sure to provide the staff necessary to provide your loved ones with support for their various needings, including high acuity care.

4. Can Your Loved Ones Bring Belongings?

Many facilities let residents bring their sentimental items, clothing, personal care items, and bedding. Some even allow residents to bring in their furniture and hang paintings and other decorations. At Cave Creek Assisted living, we encourage our residents to bring and furnish their rooms with personal items to ensure they feel right at home.

We understand you want your loved one to have the best care possible, and our friendly and qualified staff are intent on making that possible. Contact us to schedule a tour today at Cave Creek Assisted Living, and we’ll happily answer any questions you might have.

 

Posted 5/21/24