04 Apr What to Look for in an Assisted Living Facility
When choosing an assisted living facility for someone in your life or for yourself, it can be a challenge. There is such an array of options across the fifty states that you need to have a plan in place when looking. We are here to help you decide what to look for in an assisted living facility in Lexington, Kentucky.
First, you need to consider what the needs of the resident are. Some people believe the location is one of the most important things. This may be true. Some people may prefer to be close to doctors or a major hospital, while others want to be closer to entertainment and shopping. A location near children and/or grandchildren may also be an ideal fit.
Living space is another thing to consider. Is an extra bedroom necessary for guests? What about a kitchenette or patio if you plan to entertain? This is the part when you should consider what amenities and activities will make you happy you chose that location. There are a number of assisted living facilities that offer amenities, like pools, movie theaters, putting greens, salons, and more.
Second, you can search for locations that fit the needs you established in step one. This is super easy to do with a quick google search.
Lastly, you should use a number of resources to evaluate each of these locations. When visiting an assisted living facility, there are a number of things to look for. How are the grounds taken care of? Do they seem nice? Are things broken or run-down? What about odors or stains? Safety measures are also important to locate. Are there grab bars? Signs toward emergency exits?
You can also ask current residents what they think of the facility. If they are well-groomed, happy, and friendly, this may reflect the facility, itself. There are also a number of questions you should ask the staff. You can access a helpful list of these questions here. It may also be a good idea to visit multiple times, both during the day and at night to test out the atmosphere. Trying out the food is also important. If you are going to be living somewhere, it is important that you can tolerate the food.
There are a number of things that go into choosing a senior living facility, but we are here to help.
Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community isn’t your typical assisted living facility. We are a non-profit organization built on faith-based values. We are an entity of the Eastland Church of God and were established to help to meet the needs of our area’s retirees. We aren’t a stuffy-hospital like facility. Instead, our residents can explore our beautiful park-like landscape. Our residents are proud to call Liberty Ridge home. Plus, with so many life-enriching activities, it will be a great opportunity to experience new things and build new friendships. Our life enrichment director does an incredible job, planning daily activities that keep life moving for our residents, keeping them happy and active. We are located in Lexington, Kentucky and proudly serve all of Fayette County. Contact us today!