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5 Questions to Ask When Looking for Assisted Living

There are many questions that will be floating around your mind when searching for the right assisted living for your elderly loved ones. You’ll want to know that they are safe, well looked after, and comfortable in their new senior home.

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What Should You Ask Before Settling In?

The most important questions are going to be health and safety related. You’ll want to know that your loved one is in good hands at all times. To ensure that they are being well taken care of, ask these 5 questions:

  1. Is there a 24/7 nurse?
  2. Is the community safe and secure?
  3. What are the pricing options?
  4. What is the ratio of staff to residents?
  5. What sort of activities will be available?

1) Will There Be a Nurse on Duty 24/7?

Accidents happen, and a nurse should be there at all times in the case of unforeseen circumstances. It will make you feel better to know that there is 24-hour service for any kind of emergencies that may happen at unexpected times. Make sure you ask if there will be a nurse available all hours of the day.

2) How Safe and Secure is The Community?

Have there been any previous break-ins in the neighborhood? You’ll want to know beforehand just how safe the area is. Don’t forget to ask what the assisted living community is doing to ensure that their resident’s belongings are secure.

3) What Are the Available Options for Pricing and Type of Home?

You’re going to need to set a budget beforehand. Speak with the assisted living supervisor to get a detailed list of the home options and what will work best for the resident and your budget. Make sure you know what you’re getting for the price you are quoted. Don’t sacrifice quality for affordability if at all possible. You’ll want to get the very best care for the price you can pay so that your loved one continues to enjoy an exceptional quality of life in their new home.

4) What is the Ratio of Staff to Residents?

Are there enough caretakers to cater to all of the residents’ needs in this home? You want to be sure that no one is left out in any situation and that there’s plenty of staff members to go around. If your loved one has special healthcare needs, the facility chosen should be able to accommodate their medical care.

5) What Kind of Activities Will Be Available?

Personal care includes more than just health and nutrition. You’ll want to know that your elder family member has activities to indulge in during their time in assisted living. From music to board games and arts & crafts, your loved one should be able to continue to enjoy the activities they love as long as they are still able to do it.

Pro Tip: Seek reviews for potential senior homes to find more questions that you should ask while considering the best choice for your loved one.


Don’t overlook quality with cost when it comes to finding a home for your senior loved one. You’ll want the peace of mind knowing that they are well looked after. Ask every single question you have when seeking a caring and stable home. A trustworthy assisted living center will thoroughly answer your questions and provide even more information to make you feel comfortable and at home.

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