If your loved one has trouble completing daily activities such as managing medications, eating, bathing, or housekeeping, assisted living might be the perfect supportive community for them.
Assisted living facilities allow residents to maintain as much independence as possible while providing round-the-clock assistance and access to medical care. There are bound to be many assisted living facilities in your area–so how do you pick the right one for your loved one when the time comes?
In this blog post, Maranatha Village, assisted living facility in Springfield, MO, shares a few valuable tips for finding the perfect facility for your loved one.
Do Your Research
When searching for the right assisted living facility, the first step is to do some research. Find out which facilities are in your community, and call to schedule a tour.
It’s also a great idea to ask friends, family and trusted medical providers if they have a place they recommend from their experience.
During your initial research and phone calls, you’ll be able to rule out any facilities that don’t offer services your loved one needs and decide which ones to visit.
At Maranatha Village in Springfield, we are glad to offer you a tour of our assisted living facility anytime!
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During your tour, you and your loved one will get a feel for the atmosphere, quality of the facility and services, and the kindness and competence of the staff.
You’ll want to compile a list of important questions to ask the staff, such as:
- What services/amenities do you offer?
- What types of medical services do you provide to residents?
- Do you allow pets in your facility?
- How would you describe the social environment here?
- What are staff hours, and what are your emergency protocols?
At Maranatha Village, our assisted living facility staff is glad to spend as much time needed answering all your questions. We also offer a FAQ section on our website!
Involve Your Loved One
When making a final decision, consider your loved one’s interests, hobbies, and other social habits. Do they love to socialize with peers? Do they enjoy attending church services? Do they play games or do crafts? Which facility best fits these interests?
You’ll also want to ask your loved one how they feel after touring the facilities. Which one did they feel most comfortable in? Did they connect well with the staff and residents?
Come and Tour Maranatha Village
The caring staff at Maranatha Village in Springfield, MO, would love to give you a tour! Our assisted living option provides 24/7 healthcare with all the comforts and amenities of home. Call us today at 417-833-0016 for a tour of our beautiful 100-acre campus. Stop by in person, or contact us online.