Deciding how to choose the best assisted living facility for you or your loved one can be a daunting task. After all, you want to find a place that’s not only comfortable but is also safe and can provide the type of community that inspires a happy and connected life.
At Grace Pointe Senior Care Community in Greeley, we want to make sure that residents are healthy and happy throughout various stages of life and we provide a customized and personal care plan within our full-service assisted living facility to ensure all resident needs are met.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is a living situation for individuals who do not need full-time medical care (such as long-term care or memory care, both of which are available at Grace Pointe) but cannot (or should not) live alone.Typically, people who best fit an assisted living community need help with at least three activities of daily living such as eating, bathing and dressing, just to name a few.
Assisted living facilities can range in price, amenities and on-site offerings and not all assisted living facilities should be viewed equally, making research incredibly important for this decision.
How do choose the best assisted living facility?
Do Your Research
There are many factors to consider when choosing an assisted living facility. You’ll want to consider how customizable their care levels are. At Grace Pointe Senior Care Community, our assisted living program is designed to provide as much autonomy as the resident is capable of, ranging from heavy supervision to only needing assistance with activities such as walking to meals.
Residents create their own living space and work with a care coordinator to form a customized and personal care plan.
Start by determining what is important to you and then research the facilities in your area by reading reviews, testimonials, and their website to narrow down which best matches your list of important items.
Speak to a Staff Member
While there is a lot of information on senior care community websites, a personal conversation is always best.
By speaking with staff members, you are able to understand more fully what they have to offer and find who you connect with on a personal level. You can get to know the team at Grace Pointe by visiting the Our Team page on our website. Not only are we a local, family-owned, and operated facility, but we also have 5 employees who have been with us since the beginning!
Take a Tour of the Community
It is important to choose an assisted living community that is comforting and feels like home. Many facilities offer virtual tours for you to see the environment and ask questions. Due to COVID-19 and limitations, you can’t schedule an in-person tour, but you can schedule a virtual tour that allows you to still have a chance to experience the environment of the facility.
A virtual tour is a great way to gain a better understanding of what daily life is like for residents. Ask to see rooms, common spaces, and meet residents if possible!
By following these tips, you can make an informed decision and choose the assisted living community that feels like home for you.
If you’re ready to start learning more about the community at Grace Pointe contact us today and we can answer any questions or concerns that you may have or schedule a virtual tour!
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