Here are just a few reasons why it is smart to consult with
a professional before you a select a Senior Care Community.
Did you know that all facilities are not licensed and if you need care, you may have to move or hire your own caregiver?
Be sure that the community you select can take care of you or a loved one if your needs change. Do they accept people with dementia or on hospice care? Moving twice is stressful for you and your loved one.
Be sure to consult an expert to assist you with the fine print in the facilities Admissions Agreement. It is important to review their policies and procedures. Be sure to read and receive a copy of everything that you have signed.
All Residential Care for the Elderly communities even though they are licensed by the Department of Social Services not all are following the regulations. An experienced senior living consultant knows the regulations inside and out.
Be careful of anyone giving you advice over the phone. Be sure to ask about their background and training. Did you know that you can be a Certified Senior Advisor with very little training and experience?
I advise people to visit communities a few times before making a decision, pop in unannounced and then how are you treated? After 30 years of working in communities Cathy can tell whether a community is staffed properly and Cathy will give you the tools to ask your own questions.
Contact us for some tips about what to look for on your tour and how to check out the communities inspection records online.
There are many wonderful communities that are doing everything right, but there are some facilities that need to step up their game.
Here’s a link to my video with more helpful hints. http://youtu.be/XaLg-ZJjlxU
Our service is NO COST to you, we are paid by the care facility if a placement should occur. We are here to help you make an educated decision about Senior Care Options. http://www.seniorcareoptions.org
Cathy and Mike Ellis 760-696-3542
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