How to choose an assisted living community

Choosing an assisted living community for a loved one can be a tough decision. How do you make sure that your loved one will be happy, safe and well taken care of? Here are some tips on what to look for when choosing an assisted living community:

Look for friendliness and attentiveness in the staff

Pay close attention to how you are greeted when you enter the assisted living community. Were you greeted promptly and warmly? When touring the facility, pay attention to the staff. Are they smiling? Are the courteous? What kind of training programs does the facility provide for their staff?

Check out what types of care are offered

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing an assisted living facility is what kinds of care are offered. Depending on the needs of the resident, some facilities may not be a proper fit.

Get feedback from residents and families

Ask residents how they like living there, and reach out for feedback from their families and friends. Pay close attention to the demeanor of residents. Also, check out any online reviews that may have been written. Does the facility have a good reputation?

Check out one of the activities

Check out the facility’s activity calendar, and attend one of the activities. Note if there are a lot of residents participating and if they are having a good time. Is there a wide variety of appealing activities to choose from?

Try a meal

Try a meal at the facility. How is the food? Is it fresh, healthy and tasty? Perhaps even try a couple meals and check out the meal plan to assure that there is a wide array of nutritious and delicious options to keep the resident healthy and happy.

Pay attention to cleanliness

How clean is the facility? Is the interior design stylish and modern? If the staff puts a precedence on cleanliness you can assume that they have attention to detail in other aspects of service as well.

At the Manse, we use the nationally recognized Assisted Living Care Planning System, which determines the needs of the resident and provides services based on their unique care situation, assuring that you only pay for what is needed. The Manse is the only Central Coast Assisted Living Facility to offer this. We train our staff to be kind and knowledgeable, and provide clean, upscale facilities, delicious and nutritious meals and life enriching activities.

We invite you to take a tour today at the Manse San Luis Obispo Assisted Living Facility, take a tour, talk to our wonderful residents and staff and see if we are the right for your loved one. Call us today at (805) 541-4222.