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Low Care – Assessing Assisted Living Facilities

Before planning to move in, it is extremely important to correctly assess low care facilities. Keep your evaluation simple and make it relevant to the requirements of the occupant. Low care centres provides a safe accommodation for residents who cannot live independently. Residents in a low care facility are always encouraged to live as independently as possible so that their dependency on others is kept to bare minimum. Obviously the staff oversees the living facilities provided for the residents and also provide social activities which makes living fun and enjoyable for the residents in a low care facility.
In order to evaluate a low care facility, you can use the below guidelines as the yardstick to measure the quality of life offered as low care facilities.

  •  Safety: One of the most important factors for people looking for assisted living facilities is safety. For this, you need to ensure that the low care facilities are provided in a secure and easy to access environment. There should be safety railings in the hallways and common areas. Medical assistance should be available round the clock and there should also be emergency care facilities for the residents.
  •  Health: As you age, there can be several health complications which demands high quality lifestyle and medical care facilities. Healthy diet, cleanliness and hygiene are important factors to evaluate high care facilities.
  •  Social activities: There should be enough activities offered in the low care facility which can ensure a healthy and happy lifestyle. The assessment should stress on quality rather than quantity. This should also take into consideration the personal preferences of the resident.
  •  Maintenance: Reliable maintenance services should be made available for the residents which can ensure a tension free life inside the low care facility.
  •  Last but not the least, you also need to check the location and expense of the low care facility and choose the one that suits all your requirements.