The Perfect Fit Independent and Assisted Living

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Sep 03, 2019

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All assisted living and independent living communities are different so
I have three easy steps to help you make the best decision possible.
#1 - Make a list of the things that matter to you most.
#2 - Choose at least three locations.
#3 - Schedule tours for each location.

Whether youre searching for yourself or for a loved one, a comprehensive tour is the only way to truly evaluate a community. On-site visits help you visualize and experience the nuances of each community. Dont skip on-site visits, tours, and impromptu drop-ins.
TIP #1 - Bring a family member or close friend as you tour- an extra pair of eyes and ears will notice things you miss and bring a broader prospective. Notice the amenities and observe the quality of care.
TIP #2 - Get the basic price that covers space plus utilities, cable, wi-fi, etc. Then, ask the price of adding medication management, help with daily living task, or other concerns that may present themselves as time passes.
TIP #3 Ask to be introduced to key personnel including the administrator, activity director, and RN. Were they warm and cheerful, did you feel welcome?
TIP #4 Visit a second time during mealtime and sample the food.
Its important to compare, compare, compare. An informed, well-researched decision is the best possible decision with the happiest consequences.
Linda Hines, Grace Independent & Assisted Living- Grace Senior Communities

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