Assisted Living Facilities Friendswood TX
Checking out certain assisted living facilities is a great idea when you want to find the best one for yourself or a loved one. Let’s say you’ve been helping your 82 year old father consider other options besides struggling to take care of himself, or leaning on you constantly because he lives alone. That can be a lot of pressure for you or any other family member.
It also might be unsafe for him, depending on his physical capabilities. When you’re traveling around with him, visiting at least one assisted living facility, you want to do your due diligence to make sure this is going to be the absolutely best place for him, the place where he will be happy and maintain a high quality of life.
To help in that regard, make sure you ask questions. The more questions you ask about this assisted living facility, the easier it’s going to be to determine which place is the best one.
Here are 5 questions you might want to consider asking while on tour at an assisted living facility.
Question 1: Can you stay for a meal?
The senior is going to be living at this new facility, and that means he or she is going to be spending a fair amount of time at the restaurant or other dining facility. You and the senior should get an opportunity to at least sample what the food is like and, more importantly, what the atmosphere at the dining facility is like.
Question 2: Are you free to talk to residents?
The best way to gauge whether or not a place is ideal for seniors (or anyone else for that matter) is to talk to the people living there. Some facilities don’t allow this, and for good reason, but there should at least be an opportunity to talk to someone who lives there.
Question 3: Can you talk with staff members?
The staff are there to support the elderly residents. If you can talk to some of those staff members, it can provide comfort when you realize they’re experienced, kind, and compassionate individuals.
Question 4: Are unscheduled visits acceptable?
Not all assisted living facilities allow family members or friends to just drop by unannounced. It has the potential to lead to chaos, especially on weekends. But that might be important to you or someone else in your family.
Question 5: Do seniors get the help they need, even during busy mealtime periods?
If your elderly loved one (or yourself) need extra assistance at times, you’ll want to make sure it’s available, even during busy mealtime periods.
When you ask these questions, you’ll realize which facilities are ideal for you or your loved one.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living Facilities in Friendswood TX, please call and talk to the caring staff at Serenity Gardens at 832-315-3219.
Assisted Living Specializing in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Serving League City, Webster/Clear Lake, Friendswood, Dickinson, Galveston, Kemah, Houston, Texas City, Santa Fe, La Marque.