Some Assisted Living Facilities Have Accepted People They Can’t Care For: Questions to Ask
You’d think an assisted-living community would only accept people it could care for. But that’s not always the case, according to Florida Today, a newspaper in Brevard County.
When choosing a facility, make sure it can provide the care you require—and that the care quality is good overall. In the Florida Today article, Bruce Rosenblatt, vice president of sales at the Brevard assisted living community Buena Vida, advises asking questions such as:
“What levels of care are available? Does the staff seem caring and professional? Are current residents well-cared for?” he said.
“Are there activities for the residents who are receiving care? What is the community licensed to provide and what are the costs should care be needed?” …
A search of Brevard facilities shows past problems ranging from failure to provide adequate supervision and staffing to accepting residents without being able to meet their medical needs.
For a more in-depth rundown of what to look for in an assisted-living community, check out the OurParents checklist of questions to ask. You can also get reviews of assisted-living communities in your area here.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.