Choosing the right assisted living facility for your loved can be a daunting task. There is overwhelming pressure to get everything right and the vast options available don’t make it easier.
A quick tour to some of your selected facilities for assisted living in Camarillo is the best approach to get started. Get some hands-on experience and see for yourself what each of them has to offer.
In this post, we’ll look at a few things to consider.
Type of care needed
Before settling for any facility, consider the type of care your loved one needs. Are they suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia? What activities will they need? Are they on any medication? By answering these and other questions pertinent to the welfare of your loved one, you are better equipped to pick a more fitting facility that will offer comprehensive services.
Most people will consider the attributes of the facility first. While facilities are important, the mood and approach of the staff will impact the experience of your loved one.
Are the staff friendly? Do they provide that “at-home’ feeling? What is the mood of the current residents? It might take a couple of visits before you’re fully convinced. While at the facility, take time to rate their intangibles. It’ll go a long way in finding a comfortable facility with a good ambience.
Appearance and facilities
So far, you have identified facilities that offer services needed by your loved one You have visited the facility and assessed the aura, staff friendliness and how the residents feel. On your tour, also pay close attention to the facilities available. Look at their appearance and state.
Focus on features like security, the common areas, the décor, size and presence of emergency call in the rooms, cleanliness, and the ease of getting from place to place. These are basics so you shouldn’t compromise.
Freedoms and activities
For any senior, the most significant concern when opting for assisted living in Camarillo is the loss of independence. The amount of freedom allowed by the facility should be your main priority. Depending on what your loved one prefers, you can go for facilities that allow pets, have minimal visitor restrictions and have easy access to transportation.
The facility should have leisure activities like organized events, participating in committees and clubs, and cooking facilities to keep the residents occupied and avoid boredom. However, some seniors also need some level of monitoring and restrictions.
Looking for the right assisted living facility can be a tedious process. By considering these factors and so much more, you can quickly cross off facilities that don’t much your needs. You will also be better equipped to make a more accurate and informed decision. Need help? Call Sally’s Residential Care Home at 805-701-1246 to consult with a senior care expert.