Moving to an assisted living community is a big step for many seniors. It’s important that loved ones help them find the perfect place that offers all the features they need now and may require in the future. To get you started, Wellington Place at Biron in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, shares four frequently asked questions they receive from people considering moving to their beautiful 24-suite location.
You Should Know These 4 Assisted Living FAQs
1. What Medical Services Are Offered?
You should always ask about the medical assistance provided at senior living communities. Even if your older family member or friend doesn’t currently have any special health needs, he or she may require assistance in the years to come. It’s helpful to know what is available at a locale before deciding if it’s the right place for the senior. Ask about medication management, occupational and physical therapy, as well as in-house medical staff and if on-site doctor visits are available.
2. How Do You Know What Care a Senior Needs?
You may think your loved one should be in an independent living community. But, what if they need more care to go about their daily lives? To prevent moving a senior into the wrong community, nursing homes provide care questionnaires and meet with the senior to assess their needs. They’ll learn about the person’s medical history, garner an idea of their mental and physical fitness, and discuss preferences before recommending the best fit available.
3. What Amenities Do You Provide?
Make sure to ask about amenities like meals, laundry, and housekeeping services, the nursing staff, and available transportation. Learn about the community’s on- and off-site events, their dining style, and how they keep residents active and engaged. All those little factors can add up to create the perfect environment for your loved one.
4. Can My Loved One Age in Place?
When a loved one transitions to senior living, you can help make the step even easier by choosing an assisted living community that offers the ability to age in place. This means your older friend or family member can spend the rest of their life in the same community because the facility offers assisted living as well as memory care and additional services to cater to their changing needs as they grow older. This limits the number of times they have to move, helping them feel more comfortable and at home among familiar peers.
Use the four questions above to help you choose an assisted living community for your senior. Touring potential options together is a great way to get a feel for the staff and residents at each place. To learn about the warm, caring environment at Wellington Place at Biron, call (715) 423-5600. Visit the website for information on their 24-hour care staff, passionate senior living specialists, and beautiful 50-acre location.