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Choosing an Assisted Living Facility: Valuable Advice for Caregivers — 11 Comments

  1. You have some helpful information here about assisted living. I wasn’t aware that these facilities didn’t have regulations or anything. When we look for one for my mom, I’ll be sure to personally visit each one to get a feel for them.

  2. I’m glad you mentioned that the fees associated with long-term care are not covered by health insurance. My wife and I have been trying to decide whether or not we should place her father in an assisted living facility, but knowing this, I’m not sure we can afford to do that. Thanks for the information-I’ll be sure to look into it more and contact the insurance company to see what is and isn’t’ covered.

    • Thank you for your comment, Oscar. Assisted living facilities are very expensive and so is long-term care insurance, which is generally the only type of insurance that will help cover costs. I wish you and your wife the best of luck.

  3. I liked your statement about how it’s best to bring our parents or grandparents to a nursing facility if we know that we cannot provide the care that their age requires. I think this is worth taking note of because we are currently looking for a nursing facility that will watch over my 90-year-old grandmother. I know that she is sensitive, and she requires intensive caring and monitoring. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks for your comment, Persephone. It is a difficult decision, but often a necessary one. I wish you luck with your grandmother.

  4. I like that you mentioned to ask about events and activities that an assisted living home offers. That way, you can know whether or not your loved one will have the entertainment they need to stay happy. My grandmother needs to be in an assisted living facility, and we want to find somewhere she will enjoy. I will definitely ask about this as we search, thanks!

  5. That is great that in assisted living facilities that residents live in their own apartments and share common spaces. My family and I have been thinking about helping our grandma move to an assisted living facility, but I know she wanted to keep some independence. I think her own living space would be great for her. Thank you for the information!

  6. My grandparents have been living with my parents for a while, and it is taking a toll on my mom. She is thinking of finding an assisted living home for my grandparents, so I am glad I found this article! I like that you say to visit as many facilities as possible and see how the residents are treated by the staff. Also, I agree that you should make sure to get recommendation from family and friends who have personal experience with assisted living.

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