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Looking for the Right Retirement Home If you’re looking for a retirement home for yourself or a loved one, first thing to do is decide if a retirement home is indeed what is needed. This place is one for elderly people who are mostly healthy, meaning, without major care needs, but would prefer not to live on their own in their homes. Here, residents have the opportunity to interact with other residents while being able to maintain their dignity, privacy and some degree of independence. The regular cost usually includes expenses for meals, regular housekeeping and recreational activities, while with costs for medication, bathing, and foot care assistance are paid per service. Setting Criteria Retirement homes vary according to accommodation, programs, size, services, price, amenities, staff and location. The staff and residents themselves also make a contribution to the general “personality” and service quality provided in a home. Although budget will always be an important factor, you have to make sure that you choose a home mainly on the environment where you or your beloved family member can feel at home.
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As soon as you have defined your criteria for selecting a residential home, you can start looking for at least two or three facilities in your area of preference. If the need is urgent because of health-related reasons, you can ask your hospital’s social worker or discharge officer for assistance. Otherwise, you can take your time calling retirement homes and asking them for information about their facilities. You can ask for referrals from relatives or friends, but do keep your options open. No one can ever say that a particular place is the best for anyone. Every home is different, and every potential resident’s needs is different too. In the end, you want to have a list of prospective homes that you can evaluate according to your or your loved one’s own wants and needs. Paying a Visit Certainly, you have to go and tour the places you’re considering, and make sure you have a list of questions that you need to ask. Of course, you have to meet the administrative staff because they are the best people to give you answers. Write down the answers, along with each of the home’s amenities and services, and then make comparisons later. If there’s a particular area you would like to check but it’s not part of the tour, politely ask to see it anyway. You should have a strong “feel” of the place before you decide if it is indeed the right one. As a matter of fact, it’s important to pay a second visit, just to check for any significant differences in the care provided or the atmosphere in the place (for example, at night or on a weekend). There are facilities that offer “trial accommodation” or respite care, which is usually good for a few days to a week, and it’s good to take advantage of this. It’s a safe way to know if the home is a place where you or your loved one can thrive. Making a Decision Lastly, you can put down everything you’ve learned about the various homes you’re considering, then make a final choice. Always refer to your list of wants and needs to ensure that you’ll make a good pick.