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Differences between assisted living facilities & their amenities

Posted by: james05 on 3/31/2011 12:22:35 PM

We are currently looking for assisted living options for a close relative and are interested in some feedback regarding the different facilities, there are so many to choose from.

What types of things, amenities, programs, features, etc., do you suggest we keep an eye out for, or maybe some aspects to a facility that a first timer may not be aware of?

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Re: Differences between assisted living facilities & their amenities

Posted: 12/26/2009 12:56am

Most assisted living facilities offer the same or very similar amenities. When my husband and I decided on a facility for my mother we tried to focus on the long term, even things like available parking spots for visitors became a factor in our decision.

Look at all your options and choose wisely, you'll probably be spending a great deal of time there with them.


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Re: Differences between assisted living facilities & their amenities

Posted: 12/26/2009 12:56am

I agree with Gloria, the little things will wind up mattering. Small things like does the community provide snacks in addition to the meals every day. Are there nice common areas both indoors and outdoors? Do they bring visitors in on a regular basis?


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Re: Differences between assisted living facilities & their amenities

Posted: 12/26/2009 12:56am

Assisted living facility means an adult care residence to provide a level of service for adults who may have physical or mental impairments due to old age and require assistance with the activities of daily living.

Before you choose one think wisely. A good facility will surely develop a personalized plan that meets your needs and accommodates your disabilities, while giving you the freedom to do what you can for yourself.

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