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What should I look for in an assisted living facility?

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Start with:

  • Does it meet local and state licensing standards?
  • What’s the policy on insurance and personal property?
  • How does the staff respond to a medical emergency?
  • Are visitors welcome at any time?
  • Is there a written care plan for each resident?
  • How does the staff decide what services a new resident needs?
  • Can the facility kick out residents who won't comply with a care plan?
  • Do contracts cover housing, personal care, health care, and support services?
  • What are the payment policies?

SOURCES: 

AARP.

Alzheimer’s Association: “Residential Care.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

SOURCES: 

AARP.

Alzheimer’s Association: “Residential Care.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 14, 2018

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