Questions To Ask Before Choosing An Assisted Living Community. Ask Carepatrol Of Sarasota To Help You Make The Right Decision
It’s a stressful time and a tough decision to make. Choosing an assisted living community for yourself or a loved one can feel overwhelming. In many states, it’s difficult to find reliable information about a facility’s practices and track record for resident safety.
Unlike with nursing homes, there is no government website that reviews the quality of care. Experts say to ask for recommendations from people you trust, such as doctors, friends and support groups for the elderly or people with memory loss.
If your state makes inspection reports available online, you can look up information about each facility on one of these websites. The websites are not always easy to navigate, but the reports often provide details about consumer complaints and other problems at a facility, including whether residents have wandered away, experienced repeated falls, or found unsanitary conditions. These inspections typically are once a year and do not give accurate day to day details about care in the community.
Be careful about using online referral websites. Websites often earn fees for referring you to the facilities and they may not offer accurate information about the quality of a facility. It’s best to use a company that vets communities not only by way of the state website but also by some sort of quality control measures. Call CarePatrol of Sarasota to help you with your senior living solutions, we are here to help at no cost to you. 941-237- 0846.