5 Qualities of a Great Senior Living Community
Finding the right senior living community for your loved one’s needs is essential. There are many choices but the key lies in choosing the right community to match your loved one’s needs and lifestyle.
By taking a proactive position to discuss issues that concern you the most, you increase the likelihood of finding the ideal fit.
Here are 5 Qualities of a Great Senior Living Community.
1- Excellent Accommodations
Before committing to a senior living community, it’s important to ask questions. What are the living options? What personal items can someone bring? When are visitors allowed?
Most communities offer a wide range of living arrangements and room sizes. Consider where your senior loved one will be happiest and if there is a particular floor plan that would make them feel more at home.
Also, be sure to ask what utilities will be included with the monthly rent – cable, emergency call stations, internet, etc. You will also want to know about Wi-Fi availability and speed if having reliable internet is important to you.
2- A Diverse Range of Activities
Senior living communities are great for seniors who feel isolated in their homes. Some seniors may have health concerns that keep them at home, others may be unable to drive. The transition to a senior living community offers new opportunities to socialize, play and learn. Inquire what activities are available and any eligibility requirements. Some communities offer transportation to doctor appointments, outside events, and local senior centers, so be sure to ask about those options as well.
3- A Plan for Keeping Residents Safe
Ask what the community does to ensure their resident’s safety. Ask if residents have access to alert buttons for emergency assistance with the location so staff can quickly locate them. Ask if residents have bathing safety. Ask how the community handles medical emergencies. Ask if there is an adequate emergency plan in place. Ask about the staff and what background checks are performed on staff.
4 – Resident Complaints Are Addressed
Excellent communities are committed to great care and continual improvements in service. They have an open-door policy and welcome feedback from families, residents, and staff. Quality communities are transparent and facilitate excellent communication between residents, staff, and families.
5 – Talk to References
Ask if you can talk to residents and their families to get an idea of what a community is like. Word-of-mouth reviews are an excellent source of information.
Bear Creek Nursing and Rehab Center in Hudson Florida is an excellent choice for seniors and their families who want the best care from the most caring staff.