Making the Best Decision for Senior Care

by | Jun 6, 2019 | Health

While growing older may be inevitable, ageing with grace is an integral factor in maintaining independence and integrity. For those struggling to find the perfect place for a parent or loved one to spend the rest of their days, a host of critical components will need to be considered before making a decision. To this end, the following are recommended steps in the process:

Request a Tour

A no brainer, one of the first steps in finding the best senior care for your loved one is visiting the actual facility and having a look around for yourself. Most locations are willing to provide a complete tour for free, and need only be contacted online or by phone to arrange the best time for your visit.

Speak with Residents and Staff

As with most new environments, an honest and open conversation with those who are already there can provide invaluable insight. Chat with residents and staff alike to ask the burning questions you harbor and to get the genuine answers you deserve.

Clarify Levels of Care

While some facilities offer a spectrum of care, others provide only specific geriatric or medical services. In addition to the support that your loved one currently needs, consider whether an increased level of care would require transfer to a new facility, or if a smooth transition on site would be possible.

Discuss Treatment Adaptability

Does your loved one need special attention or services? How about a particular diet? Company on certain holidays or times of day? All of these and more are questions that will shape his or her comfort at a given facility. In an effort to respect the person within the patient, make every effort to ensure that your chosen location can adapt to your loved one’s unique needs.

Investigate Cleanliness

Manicured lawns and sprawling pavilions are enticing, but a thorough inspection of indoor cleanliness will provide a better picture of the care that your loved one will receive. Enquire into the frequency of housekeeping services, and take a thorough look around resident rooms and shared spaces.

Choosing a senior care facility for your loved one is one of the most important decisions that you will make in their life. Be transparent in your concerns and do as much research as possible to ensure that your final decision is as well-informed as it is -intentioned. At Inglemoor Rehabilitation & Care Center, we would love to be considered on your list, and look forward to welcoming your loved one to our community.

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