- Make a precise and truthful assessment of your needs, consisting of physical, financial, and lifestyle. If you are unsure how to start, call a private geriatric - care
- Check out as numerous assisted facilities as you can. This will help you to obtain a sense of exactly what is readily available in your location.
- Think about the proximity of the Assisted center to those who will visit you.
- Narrow down your option to the top 2 or 3 choices, go back to those senior facilities and speak with residents and staff. Ask lots of questions. Attempt some of the services offered, like consuming a meal or taking a workout class.
- Request a copy of the resident contract or agreement.
- Ask to examine the licensing or accreditation inspection reports.
- Call the local long-term care ombudsman's office (the person who investigates complaints) and ask if there are problems about the senior centers you want.
- Make a surprised visit to the assisted center. Go to at different times of the day and weekend.
- Select the senior facility that comes closest to your needs.