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What to Consider When Touring Adult Care FacilitiesMay 09 2013
- Written by Patti Becker, Senior Living Consultant
1. What to Expect From a Adult Care Facility:
Keeping in mind there are approximately 450 adult-care residences and centers in Pima County, there is a lot of variety. As we tour the facilities, we may not find the perfect place the very first day out. Do not be discouraged by this. As a matter of fact, the first day out is a good way to gauge what specifically you like or dislike about a facility. On many occasions, our client’s find out that what they thought would be a perfect fit, is really not. So we change gears and look at some other options. This is usually the first time a family has had to consider looking into senior housing, so it is a brand new adventure for them. We like to show a variety of environments the first day out, so our client will get a feel for the choices available to them. After the first day you will have a better understanding of what you are looking for. And…if we don’t find exactly what you want the first day out, most likely we will hit the target on day two.
2. See Through Their Eyes:
When touring the different facilities and/or homes, remember to look at the facility through the eyes of the person who will be residing there (your loved one). Try not to judge the facility by your standards or preferences, but rather on the basis of what type of environment your loved one is familiar with and feels comfortable in. Many times when I tour families, the children of the senior may prefer one property but the parent prefers another. Remember to show respect by listening to your loved one’s concerns and preferences. Keep in mind that this will be the senior’s new home, so they need to be comfortable with the facility that is chosen. If the senior is capable of participating in the decision, it will make the transition much easier for everyone involved.