Choosing An Assisted Living Facility

If you have a loved one who is unable to perform the daily activities of living on their own, you may have no option but to reconsider their living situation. Since you may not even live in the same city, you do not have the option to help them yourself. And even if you brought them to live with you, the hours when you are working would be a huge issue.

It is why many families end up going with an assisted living facility for their loved one. And in the Boca Raton area, you have so many wonderful options available. You can even find a facility that is within driving distance of where you live. Then you can visit your loved one every weekend. Or bring them out to your home for a couple days.

But how can you find the best facility? Here is a quick guide:

  1. Research

Start by researching all the top facilities in the area. If you are particular about the location, we suggest filtering by zip code. Look at the zip codes that are near your home. Make a list of those zip codes and find every viable facility that is in those areas.

If there is any facility that does not have space or looks as though it is ill suited, remove it from the list. You should have about 15 to 20 choices based on this process. Now you can move onto the next step.

  1. Vetting

It is so important to do thorough research into each facility, not just look for names and vague ratings. Just because a facility has a decent rating does not mean it is the ideal fit.

Look at the facilities. What perks are offered? How many people live there? What types of meals do they serve? This is the type of information that can be so useful when you are making a final decision. And you should be able to narrow it down to five or six locations based on your vetting.

  1. Visiting

The final part of the process is to visit the various locations. You will be able to look at the top facilities and decide on the one that is right for your loved one. When visiting an assisted living facility, make sure you are shown all the areas.

Assess the common areas, dining facilities, speak with nurses and health care professionals at the facility, and try to look at the individual rooms as well. And pay attention to how all the seniors appear. Are they in good spirits? Do they converse among themselves? Is there a positive atmosphere at the facility?

By going through this three-step process, we believe that you can find the ideal assisted living facility for your loved one.