When you complete your tour, spend a few more minutes with the admissions director. Address any pricing questions you have.
All facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs are surveyed and rated annually to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Inquire about the facility's survey results and related CMS rating.
Once you have gathered all of the information and toured all of your options for nursing centers, take some time to make your final decision. Consider everything you experienced, from the five senses test to the friendliness of the person who gave you the tour. Go over the notes you took during your tour and compare the benefits, services and amenities that each facility has to offer and the financial requirements necessary. You'll also want to consider the building locations, taking into account the travel times of those who would be most likely to visit your loved one or respond to the facility in the event of an emergency.
Finally, remember to review the information you've gathered with the loved one who will be living at the facility, your family and any other important individuals who need to be a part of this decision. Ultimately, choosing the right care setting and navigating the various short and long-term care options is a decision that can only be made by you, and Life Care hopes you are able to find the facility that is best for you or your loved one, even if it's not with us.