Is Assisted Living Right for Your Loved One?
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IS ASSISTED LIVING RIGHT FOR YOUR
ASSISTED LIVING is known by a number of terms:
Alternatives to nursing homes
Personal care villages
The benefits are many and they allow your loved one the opportunity
to remain independent
Assistance is always nearby in case of a fall or other medical emergency
Some facilities provide varying degrees of help with other daily
Assisted living is generally reserved for those seniors still independent to
some degree and don’t require around the clock medical care
Remember that the laws vary from state to state, including any licensing compliance laws
It can all affect Medicaid payments
Some assisted living facilities will also offer laundry service, health monitoring and assistance when
You can find those with around the clock security, too
This is peace of mind for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s
Medicaid or Medicare may or may not pay a portion of the costs,
depending on the classification of the facility
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK
Have there been any health code violations and if so, were they
Were they handled and not repeated?
What about continuing education for employees or employee turnover?
Does the facility conduct background checks?
Are they legally bound to conduct background checks?
Are you allowed to visit any time?
Is the staff willing to take you on a tour during meal time so that you can see for yourself the quality of food being
What about pets – do they allow them?
Don’t forget the assistance and guidance your estate planning or elder
care lawyer can provide
Finally, remember that the Better Business Bureau and
any state licensing agencies can provide insight as well
Learn More About Assisted Living
in Essex Junction Vermont
Learn More About Assisted Living in Essex Junction Vermont