What is Most Important to You in a Memory Care Community?
First and foremost, you must decide that a move to assisted living or memory care is the right move, at the right time. This is often a family decision, resulting from honest conversations with each other as well as trusted advisors. Once the decision is made, you can develop a list of criteria that are meaningful to you. For instance, if you’re placing a parent, how close to your home is close enough? What are the costs, and what are the options for payment? Are there payment options you haven’t considered? What special care or services are required?
Once you have developed your key criteria, you can begin identifying communities that appear to meet your needs. You can find them by asking trusted friends, driving your targeted neighborhood, searching online and visiting websites that list senior living communities near you, like Caring.com and APlaceforMom.com. Most of these sites provide a plethora of information, as well as helpful reviews by residents and family members.