Tips for Touring an Assisted Living Facility

National Assisted Living Week, September 10-16, celebrates caregivers and individuals served in assisted living. It’s a special opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and surrounding communities to honor caregivers for their commitment and learn more about this sector of long-term care.

Assisted living communities provide social support and convenience services in a life-enhancing environment. National Assisted Living Week is the perfect time to recognize the role of caregivers in delivering high-quality, individual care to each resident. We hope this occasion will encourage members of the public to tour an assisted living community and witness this devotion first-hand.

Here are some tips for touring an assisted living facility to see if it’s the right fit for you or a loved one:

  1. First impressions count. Make sure the facility is clean and well-lit. Do you feel at ease?
  2. Look for safety features like grab bars and nonslip flooring materials, especially in the bathrooms.
  3. Pay special attention to the resident living spaces to see if comfort and personal needs are met. Find out how often housekeeping services are offered.
  4. Watch for red flags. Observe the interaction between staff members and residents. Is it cheerful and respectful?
  5. Stay for a meal. Check the menu and dining options. Are the residents enjoying the food?
  6. Take a look at the activity calendar and observe group activities and social events. Are they well attended?
  7. Investigate outdoor areas. Are the grounds well-maintained, secure and accessible and conducive for outdoor activities?

For more information call Andrea Campisi, Director of Marketing, at (925) 964-2062.