Martin Bayne has spent the last ten years as an assisted living facility resident and shares the top 10 things to know before moving in.
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Imagine you are 70, your spouse has just died and your children have decided it’s no longer safe or prudent for you to live alone. It’s your worst nightmare—complete with memories of the insecurities and trepidation felt in the first days of school, but this time it’s an assisted living facility, and, like you, the other “kids” are in their 70s, 80s and 90s.
ASSISTED LIVING: FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE IS SECOND TO NONE. Visit an assisted living community and most likely your experience will at once inspire confidence and dispel some preconceptions. This said, it is important to enter the discovery process with an open frame of mind. Of course, timing is everything. Your physician and other healthcare providers, and family members and friends can encourage you to make the best choices about your living conditions, but you should be prepared to make the final call.
Nine Out of Ten Assisted Living Residents Give Their Community a “Thumbs Up” Alyssa Gerace | October 11, 2012 | Comments (0) Responsive and caring management and staff at assisted living communities are top drivers for high satisfaction rates among residents and their families toward the communities they reside in, according to the 2011-2012 National Surveys of Customer and Employee Satisfaction in Assisted Living Communities.
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Relax said the Night Man We are programmed to receive You can check out any time you’ld like But you can never leave –Hotel California We’ve all seen them. Those slick, liquid crystal display billboard ads for assisted living. You know the ones — an attractive couple in their late sixties or early seventies […]
Check out 10 Things Assisted Living Homes Won’t Tell You, an August 15, 2012 article over at Smart Money. These tips for adult children and their families look like common sense suggestions. Often however, when family members seek an assisted liv…
The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” will soon be the home of the first Green House Assisted Living homes! Groundbreaking ceremonies took place on a gorgeous sunny morning June 27th in Mankato, Minnesota.