Questions To Ask When Looking For An Elder Care Facility

Finding an elder care facility for yourself or a family member can be an intimidating process. You want to find a place that can provide the best care possible, while also having opportunities to thrive and build beautiful bonds. When you’re looking for an elder care facility, we suggest taking a tour and asking the following questions.

Are there rooms available now?
When you’re researching a facility, it’s important to find out if they have space available when you or your family member is ready to move in. If there is a waitlist, ask how long it is and see if the timeframe matches with when you or your loved one will need to move in.

What type of rooms are currently available?
Many facilities have a variety of living space options for a person’s current or future needs, including apartments, assisted living, dementia care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. It’s also important to consider what size space is needed. For example there are apartment options that have a personal bathroom, kitchen and living space, or there are places with a private bedroom, but everything else is a shared space, like Green House homes.

What services are included in the monthly fee?
Just like when moving into an apartment, it’s important to find out what’s included in the monthly fee. Find out if utilities, cable, Wi-Fi, meals and other services are included or cost extra.

What types of activities are offered?
It’s important to make sure that a facility doesn’t just have great medical care, but also has activities that bring joy to residents. When looking for an elder care facility, ask about activities and events that match you or your loved one’s hobbies and interests. Here at Miravida Living, we offer a long list of activities, including Farkle, bingo, singalongs, movie nights, Wii bowling, sheepshead, happy hours, trivia, garden time, Cycling Without Age and more. Plus, we are always looking for new innovations to introduce to the industry.

Is transportation available?
If you or your loved one enjoy the independence of running errands, going shopping, getting dinner or just exploring the city, it’s important to find out how easy it will be to get to those places. Many facilities, like Miravida Living, offer a bus or van for residents to get where they need to go.

These are just a few of the questions to ask when looking for an elder care facility. If you are currently searching for a wonderful place for you or your loved one in the Oshkosh area, contact us here at Miravida Living. We’ll be able to answer any of your questions to help you get to know us. We also encourage you to check back for more tips on choosing the right elder care facility.