Choosing a Facility

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When deciding on a facility for your loved one the following are important factors to consider:

 

Resident Appearance

Residents are clean, appropriately dressed for the season or time of day, and well groomed.

Living Spaces

The facility appears clean and well kept.

The temperature in the facility is comfortable for residents.

Staff

The relationship between the staff and the residents appears to be warm, polite, and respectful.

All staff wear name tags.

The Executive Director and Director of Nursing are accessible.

Residents’ Rooms

Residents may have personal belongings and/or furniture in their rooms.

Each resident has personal storage space (closet and drawers) in his or her room.

Residents have access to a personal telephone and television.

Residents have a choice of roommate if choosing to lease a semi private room

Activities

Residents, including those who are unable to leave their rooms, may choose to take part in a variety of activities.

The facility has outdoor areas for resident use and staff help residents go outside.

Safety & Care

Residents get preventive care, like a yearly flu shot, to help keep them healthy.

Residents may still see their regular doctors.

Care plan meetings are held with residents and family members at times that are convenient whenever possible.

The facility has corrected all deficiencies on its last state inspection report.