Components to Consider When Selecting an Assisted Living Facility
While most older people desire to remain in their homes, few houses are designed with their safety and security in mind. BeeHive Homes is here to help make the discussion and decision easier for you and your loved ones.
Important design features of accessible homes include:
- First-floor living accessibility
- Non-slip flooring
- Lever-style door handles
- Widened halls, doorways and entrances
- Well-lit and cleared pathways throughout high foot-traffic areas
Looking for Assisted Living Facilities
It might be challenging to know what is best and what questions to ask when you initially begin your search. In general, you should start and complete your search by considering what your senior loved one cherishes most and their individual health requirements.
The Improvement of One’s Life
Body, mind, and spirit benefit from socialization, life experiences and activities. Make sure to ask if it is feasible to incorporate or add your senior loved one’s favorite hobbies into the daily schedule? What activities are included in the life enrichment schedule?
The Community’s Personality
If your elderly loved one likes a more relaxed atmosphere, include it on your list. If they enjoy dressing up for dinner and viewing it as a social occasion, on the other hand, this is an important consideration to keep in mind. You want them to feel at ease in whichever assisted living facility they choose.
Evolving Needs and Requirements
As we get older, our needs change. It could be temporary, such as after an illness or accident, or a natural component of the aging process. This is an essential factor to consider when looking for a senior community. What happens if the health of a senior citizen deteriorates? Is there a higher level of concern? Moving is complicated at any stage, but it is more difficult for an older adult who is unwell.
The devotion and skill of a community’s caregivers directly impact the quality of care provided. It should be at the top of your priority list to learn more about the caregivers. Please find out how they’re selected, screened, and trained. Enquire about the staff-to-resident ratios and the average length of service for team members.
Another critical factor is having a variety of delicious and healthful eating options. Ask for a copy of prior menus to determine how many selections are available and how frequently the menu changes. Check to see if residents can choose their own meals and tablemates. Versatility and variety are essential.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about BeeHive Homes of Gulf Breeze and how we can provide excellent care to you or your loved ones, reach us at (850)688-9919. We look forward to speaking with you.