A Helpful Checklist for Assisted Living

Below is a brief checklist of questions to help you and your family find the best assisted living community.

  • Does it have a friendly atmosphere?
  • Are the staff friendly and kind?
  • Is it easy to navigate and find your way around?
  • Are restrooms senior-friendly with grab-bars?
  • Are residents content and engaged?
  • Are meals delicious, nutritious and presented well?
  • Does it have good lighting to prevent falls?
  • Is it fire safe, with sprinklers, smoke detectors and a fire plan?
  • Does it have clearly marked exits?
  • Are there doorways that are wide enough for walkers and wheelchairs?
  • Can residents individually control thermostat in rooms?
  • Is there a care plan for each resident?
  • Are medical services available?
  • Is there care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias?
  • Are common outdoor areas adequate?
  • Are nurses on staff?
  • Is there scheduled transportation for residents?
  • Is the location convenient?

You can find more questions and information about Assisted Living at this link.