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WHAT TO ASK…when visiting a Retirement Community

Posted Dec 02 2008 6:29pm
 

WHAT TO ASK…
when visiting a Retirement Community

 

 

FACILITY VISITED: _______________________________________
Date: _______________

What types of care level do you offer?
Independent LivingMemory Care
(Alzheimer’s/Dementia)
Physical Therapy
Continuum of Care (CCRC)Respite CareSpecial Therapy
Assisted LivingSkilled NursingOccupational Therapy
Personal Care (KY only)RehabilitationRespiratory Therapy
 
Costs:
Do you have an entrance fee?yes NoHow much is it?
What is the daily/monthly/weekly fee? ___________________________________
What services are provided at additional costs?
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Do you have a volunteer program? ______________________________________
Payment methods accepted:  
Private Pay  
Private Insurance  
Long Term Care  
Medicare  
Medicaid  
Other  
 
ACTIVITIES:
Do you have an activity program?______________________________________
Do you have an Activities Director?_____________________________________
Is the family encouraged to participate in the activities?_____________________
Are the activities posted?______________________________________________
Is there a common area with a TV?______________________________________
Is there a beauty/barber shop on-site?___________________________________
 
PEOPLE:
Is there staff around?________________________________________________
Is the staff friendly and helpful?_______________________________________
Is the staff accessible to residents and their families?______________________
Is there someone available 24 hours?___________________________________
 
FOOD/MEALS:
Do you provide help with eating and dietary needs?________________________
Are residents given a second helping if requested?__________________________
Do you offer snacks?_______________________________________________
Ask the current residents if they enjoy their meals.__________________________
How does the food look?_______________________________________________
Is the dining area clean and well furnished?________________________________
 
ADDITIONALLY:
Emergency procedures?________________________________________________
Staff response time?______________________________________________
Evacuation procedures?_______________________________________________
Is there a convenient location for family members to be a part of the resident’s care?______________________
Do the residents have access to an emergency pull cord system?____________________________________
Is there a controlled entry system?______________________________________________
Does the facility look generally clean?______________________________________________
Is it free of unpleasant odors?____________________________________________
Do the current residents appear happy with their environment?_________________________________________
 
ADDITIONAL OBSERVATIONS:
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
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