Looking for a Place for Mom or Dad?
Please call us before calling an Assisted Living Community. As a Gerontologist and previous Executive Director for Assisted Living and Memory Care Facilities we know how to navigate the industry, we are able to guide clients to reputable Communities FREE of charge and advocate for our clients when matching them to an Assisted Living Community that meets their needs. Our priority is our client’s well-being, comfort, and happiness. Call Us Today 949-278-6181
Determining Your Best Options
When aging at home is not an option for seniors, an Assisted Living Community setting might be appropriate for them, in order to identify which setting is best for our clients, we perform a comprehensive assessment which includes; Fall Risk Evaluation, Geriatric Depression evaluation, Self-Medication assessment, Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s), Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Pain and Skin assessments as needed. Having an independent assessment prior to placing the older adult is important for many reasons:
- Obtain an unbiased assessment.
- Obtain a baseline.
- Compare independent assessment to the assessment done by the community to ensure the correct services are provided and charged accordingly.
Things to Consider
Some considerations to be taken for Assisted Living options are finances, community’s reputation, team’s longevity, team’s training, services offered. Most communities charge for care separately, as your or your loved one decline you need to take into consideration the higher cost of care for the additional services as well as yearly rent increases. You want to ensure the community is able to care for you or your loved one through end of life to avoid having to move later.
Making the decision to place a loved one in an Assisted Living Community is a difficult one, please allow us to help you through these challenging times. Call Us Today 949-278-6181