What to Look for in an Assisted Living Community
For many families, choosing an assisted living community for a loved one can be an overwhelming process, with decisions often made on a tight timeline. But it's important to remember that community-based living can be a truly enriching time and there are many resources to help you find an assisted living community that's the right fit. You should consider.
Does it feel comfortable?
A comfortable environment goes a long way toward making a resident feel at home. Check that the temperature is comfortable, the community smells fresh, there's a balance between shared and private spaces and the atmosphere is engaging.
Are there plenty of activities?
Great assisted living communities also facilitate recreation and relaxation. Does yours have a variety of daily activities scheduled? Does it offer transportation to the bank, store or church? Do residents take part in any organized trips or excursions? Also examine a community's pet and visitor policies, and ask if they offer volunteer companions for residents with far-away families.
Do you feel at ease?
Take your time when you're visiting the community. Try to visit during a mealtime so you can experience the food and interactions among residents. Make personal connections with residents and ask about their experiences in the community.
Each family is unique — but asking a lot of questions and trusting your instincts will help steer you in the right direction and ensure that you've chosen the right assisted living community for you.
Contact Homewood Heights to schedule a tour and learn more about the benefits of community-based living, (503) 659-6600.
Prestige Care Senior Living-Homewood Heights
17999 S.E. River Road