Summary: Written from experience, Harriet talks about the important four questions that should be asked of any assisted living facility during the research process, and before moving in. Too often seniors are faced with an additional move, or problems when their health condition changes, or their funds run out. Asking these important questions of each facility can save you from misunderstandings, allow you to 'age in place.'
Author: Harriet Hodgson exclusively for Assisted Living Directory
Harriet is a frequent contributor for Assisted Living Directory
At the end of October my husband's aorta dissected for the second time. Surgeons operated on him three times in a desperate attempt to save his life. During the third operation, which lasted 13 hours, he suffered a spinal stroke and hisFour Questions to ask assisted living legs cant support his weight. My husband will be in a wheelchair the rest of his life. He also has a deep back wound that requires the use of a vacuum drainage system. This wound will eventually heal, but it will take several months.
Our house has two sets of stairs, so he cant come home, and we have to find a new home for us. Because our house has lots of stairs, he cant come home, and we have to find a new home for us. In my town the demand for assisted living exceeds the supply.
During my research I answered four key questions. Answering these questions may help you.
Copyright 2014 by Harriet Hodgson
- Article by Harriet Hodgson exclusively for Assisted Living Directory
These questions will certainly lead to more important questions. It's a great start to getting the conversation rolling. Thanks Harriet!
26 June 2015 at 6:51 am
Harriet, these are great questions. So many people simply assume that an assisted living facility can answer all of their needs and health circumstances, which is rarely the case. Too many folks have to move from facility to facility if their health deteriorates, or their funds run out.
3 March 2014 at 10:52 am
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