It’s never easy to make the decision to put a loved one in a senior care center. Whether you’re interested in a location in New Jersey like those in New York like Dry Harbor, or you have your eyes set on the West Coast, the basic considerations are all the same. Here are a few things to consider as you look into possible locations.
1. Expenses: Certainly, everyone wants the best for his parent or other loved one. But we can’t always afford the best. Before looking for a home, take a long, hard look at the elderly person’s finances and at your own. Do you want to be left footing some of the bill?
2. Care Giving Needs: Certainly, every elderly person needs a different level of care. And what your mother needs today may not be what she needs tomorrow. Does the home allow for changes in their needs? Do they have 24 hour a day care if your mother should need that at some point? Do they have an Alzheimer’s section?
3. Activities and Facilities: Does the facility have a hospital near by? Do they have services do bring the elderly person there? Do they have nurses on staff, and are there enough of them?
These are just a few of the many questions that you’ll want to ask as you look for the right location for your elderly loved one. Make sure, of course, to make appointments at a number of these facilities like the Dry Harbor Rehabilitation Center and also to drop in unannounced to see what they are like when they aren’t on show.