Skilled senior caretakers are committed to fulfilling the individual needs of their patients. Use these criteria to choose an assisted living staff that’s right for your parent or loved one:
- Resident Interactions: When you visit an assisted living community, pay close attention to the way staff members relate to community residents. These observed interactions provide a reliable barometer for your parent’s experience. Review how your parents are greeted by facility employees and note their general comfort level with staff members. Consider how the assisted living caretakers will meet your loved one’s personal and health-related needs.
- Helpfulness: Once you and your family become familiar with a facility, take the time to ask additional staff questions. Learn more about the education and vision of the community’s lead administrator. Find out if staff members have been specially trained to work with complex senior conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s. Determine the ratio of dedicated staff members to community inhabitants. These numbers can help estimate personal care time available for your parent.
- Vital Health Services: Collect detailed information on health care services in addition to day-to-day operations. Request a description of the facility’s crisis response plan for medical emergencies. Find out if employees are certified to provide medication to ailing elderly patients. Ask about nighttime care and if your parent can expect 24-hour emergency support. If a loved one is diagnosed with deteriorating cognitive function, ask caretakers as to how their facility will adapt to transforming needs.
Visit San Clemente Villas by the Sea online to find out how you and your parent can receive a free tour of our impressive facilities. Our friendly and professional staff will make you and your loved one feel welcome. For additional information on transitioning your loved one into assisted living, call (949) 485-4028.