Moving an elderly person to retirement living facility is a very hard decision and also one that involves lots of difficult, even painful tasks. One of the most difficult such tasks is finding the facility that best suits your elderly loved one’s personality, lifestyle and the level of care needed.
Here is a short guide to make the process a little bit easier:
- Check out the entire facility – visit a couple of rooms or apartments, check out the cafeteria during mealtime and take a walk in the yard or garden to get a general idea about what it is like to live in the facility;
- Check out the staff – talk to the retirement communities Denver staff doctors and nurses and sit down to talk to the manager about the qualifications and the availability of the medical personnel;
- Discuss financial aspects – you must find out exactly what is and what is not included in the monthly fees paid to the facility;
- Discuss leisure and entertainment options – many facilities organize community events for their residents and have regular show evenings to entertain everyone on the premises. Find out about the opportunities to socialize and to integrate offered by the facility – it is a very important aspect of living in a retirement facility.