Assisted living is an excellent option for elderly adults who want to remain independent but need assistance with daily activities. Assisted living communities offer many services and amenities, such as housekeeping, meals prepared by an on-site chef, and access to 24/7 nursing care. However, before you decide to move into one of these communities, there are several things you should consider first. If you have questions about assisting living admissions in general or any specific details of the process that seem unclear or confusing—don’t worry! We have answers to all your questions here:
Contact The Senior Friendly Assisted Living Community Of Your Choice
Most Assisted living communities will require you to contact and speak to a representative who can answer your questions. This may seem daunting, but it’s a good thing. It means that the retirement community is willing to work with you individually and tailor their services based on your needs.
When contacting a potential retirement community, call or email in person if possible. This can help establish rapport between you and the care team member you are speaking with before visiting their community, which will help ensure that they understand what type of care is right for your loved one.
Take A Tour Of The Senior Friendly Assisted Living Community
If you are interested in joining the senior-friendly assisted living community, it’s important to tour the community. You may be able to see firsthand how residents live, what amenities and activities they have access to, and how their dietary needs are met.
Finally, it’s always best, if possible, when touring assisted living facilities to meet some current residents who have already moved into the community; these individuals may be able to give valuable insight into what life is like while residing here—and hopefully answer any lingering questions you may still have once your tour concludes!
Learn About Residency And Contract Agreements
Residency and contract agreements are two of the most important things to know about as you enter assisted living. A residency agreement is a contract between you and your future home, while a contract agreement describes all the services that will be provided to you by the community. These agreements are important because they outline what both parties expect from each other but also offer protection for both parties in case anything goes wrong during your stay.
Complete The Admission Form
Once you’ve decided on an assisted living community, it’s time to start the admission process. The first step is filling out an application form. This can be done either online or in person:
The application will ask for basic information about you and your family members, such as name, address, and phone number. You may also be asked to provide copies of identification cards or birth certificates for yourself and your spouse or partner (if applicable). Don’t worry if you don’t have these documents already—assisted living communities will help you obtain them if needed! In addition to providing personal details about yourself, the application will also ask questions about your health and mobility abilities so that they can match you with a community that fits your lifestyle needs best. Finally, there might be some optional questions related to finances; these aren’t required but will help them better understand how much financial assistance might be required once moved into the community depending on any other resources available outside of assisted living fees themselves (such as Social Security benefits).
Ask Plenty Of Questions!
While the admissions process can seem intimidating, it’s important to remember that you have a say in which community will be your new home. Asking questions is an important part of the process—if you don’t feel comfortable with something, it’s OK to ask about it.
The admission process at Assisting Living is a little more complex than it may seem. However, we hope we’ve given you a better understanding of what to expect when applying for assisted living services. If you have any questions about this guide or want more information on our services, please get in touch with us today!