10 Jun Facility Evaluation Criteria
One of the most important things to understand about assisted living is that not all elder care facilities are created equally. Two different providers may offer objectively high quality services, but only by judging each facility based on your own specific criteria will you be able to find the one that meets the needs of your loved one in the right ways.
Care Home Evaluation Criteria: What to Watch For
One of the most important factors that you need to weigh when evaluating any facility comes down to your needs versus the needs of your loved one. Many assisted living facilities promise independence – but in this specific situation, is there such a thing as “too much” independence? This is a question with an answer that will vary depending on the person.
You’ll also want to consider factors like whether your loved one will have a private bedroom versus a shared bedroom, or whether that truly matters to them at all. You’ll also want to evaluate all staffing ratios (there shouldn’t be more than a few residents for each care employee), the types of activities that are available, the level of intimate socialization that your loved one will be exposed to and others. The aesthetic value of the facility, functionality and ADA compliancy are also essential.
At Pacific Pines, we take a great deal of pride in being more than just another assisted living facility or nursing home. As the premiere elder care provider in Lake Arrowhead as well as surrounding areas like Big Bear and Redlands, our staff is trained to provide an unparalleled level of care to help your loved one live out their twilight years in the most comfortable way possible. To find out more information about care home providers, or to learn more about Pacific Pines, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.