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How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility.

The following questions should be used in determining if the assisted living facility your considering will meet your or your loved ones needs:

  • Does the facility have a 24 hour emergency response team?
  • Are organized activities offered?
  • Is the facility licensed?
  • How well did the facility do on its past state surveys?
  • Is transportation to services such as grocery stores, doctor's offices, religious services?
  • Does the kitchen provide a balanced diet with several meal choices?
  • Is the pricing easy to understand?
  • Is the facility well lit, clean, and free of odor?
  • Does the administrator maintain and "open door policy" to address grievances.
  • Are there enough facilities to keep residents engaged and happy?
  • Have you considered long term care options?
Assisted Living Facilities in Florida are popular because they are less restrictive and less expensive than a nursing home, which is the last place many older adults want to go. Care givers today are less likely to choose the nursing home option unless it is medically necessary or long term care is needed. Placing residents in the more home-like environment of a good assisted living facility has been shown to foster a greater degree of self-sufficiency among residents, lower costs, and a higher sense of self-esteem. While assisted living facilities cannot offer the full freedom of independent living, they are much less restrictive than a nursing home environment. By offering a new set of options, residential assisted living bridges the gap between independent living and nursing home care.

 

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Did you know?

Assisted Living Facilities are required by law to post state surveys for the public to see.

 

 

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Assisted Living communities provide quality health care and security for someone who does not yet require round the clock skilled nursing care. Assisted Living services include personal care assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming, as well as medication management, personal laundry service and other care needs. Assisted Living Florida Facilities Directory neither endorses nor recommends individual facilities. Rather Assisted Living Florida Facilities Directory provides information supplied by the facilities in an effort to promote their products and services. Specific questions regarding a facility should be addressed to the facility in question or appropriate government agency.

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