When it comes to an assisted living facility or pretty much any senior living facility you want to ensure your loved one is going to be in the best place possible. That their everyday activities and surroundings will be as comfortable and enjoyable. While location and cost are two big factors when considering a senior facility there are still certain amenities that you should always look for. After all, your loved one is probably making some pretty big changes moving into a senior facility. They may also be missing their partner or friends, depending on their circumstances. Being aware from the beginning of the process can help you to determine what you can do to help make their transition easier and can really make all the difference. So what are some of the amenities that you should look for when deciding on the best senior living facility?
Must-Have Senior Living Facility Amenities
- Linen Service _ Cleaning & Changing
- Medication Management
- Laundry Service
- Beauty Salon/Barber
- Massage Therapist
- Private Dining Rooms – For small family gatherings
- Game/Entertainment Room
- Activities/Social Hour
- Pet Friendly
It is important to keep in mind that while many amenities may seem extravagant, the senior in your life will be getting used to all the new things and people around them. Sometimes they may find comfort in the little things, making it feel more like their home than an extended stay somewhere impersonal. Onsight amenities such as those we listed above can help immensely with the adjustment process and also help to give your loved one a better quality of life while not compromising their living standards. It is important to note that all senior living facilities are different and will often bring their own individual list of amenities to the table. You should always ask if there are additional charges/fees for the amenities listed at the facility as well as what necessities like internet access, long-distance phone calls, etc. may cost. Another great idea is to also ask about the exact type of activities and entertainment the living facility provides.