What Should I Look For in Assisted Living?

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The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL) offers the following general steps for selecting an assisted living facility on their website:

* Make an accurate and honest assessment of your needs, including physical, financial, and lifestyle. If you are not sure how to begin, contact a private geriatric care manager. Visit the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers’ Web site for a referral (http://www.caremanager.org).
* Visit as many facilities as you can. This will help you to get a sense of what is available in your area.
* Consider the proximity of the facility to those who will visit you.
* Narrow down your selection to the top two or three choices, return to those facilities and speak with residents and staff. Ask lots of questions. Try some of the services offered, like eating a meal or taking an exercise class.
* Ask for a copy of the resident agreement or contract.
* Ask to review the licensing or certification inspection reports.
* Call the local long-term care ombudsman’s office (the person who investigates complaints) and ask if there are complaints about the facilities you are interested in.
* Make an unannounced visit to the facility. Visit at different times of the day and weekend.
* Choose the facility that comes closest to your needs.

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