Preparing for Assisted Living Plan Meeting

Sep 08, 2023
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If you have made the decision to transition your loved one into an assisted living facility, you will need to see the facility and meet with the staff to determine a course of treatment. At this meeting, you can consult with professionals and the resident, you and your family will have access to the treatments and activities to determine the proper health care. So how can you prepare for this care plan meeting? Here are some pointers that can help you:

Share Background Information

Sharing your loved one’s personal preferences and likes/dislikes with staff members can improve the quality of care your loved one receives.

Questions And Concerns

Before the meeting, make a list of any questions and concerns you want to raise at the meeting. Perhaps you notice a change in your relative’s health or wonder if your loved one needs new clothes or personal items. Or maybe you noticed your loved one isn’t eating as much. Here are some questions that you might want to ask:

  • What types of living spaces do you have available currently?
  • What services are included in my monthly fee?
  • What types of health services are offered on-site?
  • Do you offer Physical Therapy? If needed.
  • What is your emergency hospital?
  • Do you provide medication and if they have discounts?
  • Do you offer a choice of meals?
  • What types of activities and events do you offer?
  • Do you offer free transportation or other transportation alternatives?
  • Can I come for a visit?

Do not forget to include your own questions about things that are important, or worrisome, to you. These questions can help narrow down the field as you search for the best-assisted living option.

Take Notes

Also, during the meeting be sure to take notes of any information you would like to discuss with your loved one, other family members, or staff members. Before the meeting ends, review your notes and make sure all of your questions have been answered. The National Institute on Aging has more information.

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