It is not easy to make the decision for a loved one to move into assisted living. There are also many factors you have to consider so you can find the best community for your loved one. Also, there are some common mistakes to avoid in this process. This is so you can choose the right community to suit your loved one’s needs. Read on to learn more about the common mistakes when choosing an assisted living community!
Not Being Aware of Support Needs
After the decision of moving to an assisted living community has been made, you have to think about the specific amount of support your loved one needs right now and also in the future. If families do not ask their loved one’s doctor about their specific needs, this can lead to an older adult moving more than just once. Make sure that the community you choose has the proper support that your loved one needs. This will result in a smoother and more comfortable process for your family and loved one.
Taking This Process on Alone
Many people try to take on all of the decision-making on their own. Instead of doing everything alone, it is good to reach out to family or friends who have been through this same process. It can also help to talk to your loved one’s doctor and healthcare team.
Not Respecting Your Loved One’s Wishes
One of the common mistakes that happen is not including loved ones during the decision-making. You need to have a proper conversation with them about what they would like out of their new home. When you include your loved one in the decision, it is beneficial and rewarding for all parties and allows for an easier move.
Not Physically Visiting Communities
Many families think that they can choose an assisted living community based solely on brochures, website highlights or reviews. These are all helpful, but it is important to visit the actual location and meet the team as well. Many communities will ask you to visit during mealtimes or an event, which can give you more insight into whether the community is a good fit.
Not Paying Enough Attention to Healthcare Services
Families tend to consider the location of the community more than they think about the healthcare services. Although both are important, the services which are available will be key to your loved one’s overall health. When you visit, make sure to ask about the healthcare support available there.
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