Transitioning to an assisted living facility is not easy for many senior citizens, but it’s a wise decision from a care and safety perspective. If you are looking to move into a retirement home, there are many advantages, including meeting individuals with shared interests, having people around to help you out in case you are unwell, and no home maintenance. An assisted living facility allows you to enjoy retirement with fewer responsibilities, and you only have one bill to pay instead of different ones for various utilities. However, you should consider several factors when choosing a living facility to make sure it matches your needs.
At Varenita, we believe that you should enjoy your golden years, and as such, we provide activities, comfortable apartments, and the very best memory care. We have new assisted living in Simi Valley that still upholds our traditions of high-quality care for all our clients. Our staff is compassionate and kind and will work to ensure you feel right at home.
Tips for Choosing an Assisted Living Facility
Here are tips for finding the right assisted living facility:
- Cleanliness and Maintenance
A clean and well-maintained assisted living facility will ensure that you are safe and healthy. If you end up in a facility that is not cleaned regularly, chances of infections are high. When you visit the facility, look at the floors and furniture to check whether they are clean. You can bring a relative with you, so you have a second pair of eyes. Look at the common areas; if they are untidy, that would not be the right place for you.
During the site visit, ask the facility’s director about their certification so that you know whether it provides high-quality care to residents. Accreditation tells you that the place maintains the required safety standards and employs adequately trained and qualified staff.
Accreditation boards look at paper compliance, sensitivity to residents’ needs, and efficiency; therefore, a facility's accreditation means you will receive high-quality care. You can also check online for information on the facility; look at news articles and reviews. If you find that there are a lot of negative reports and client reviews, continue searching.
You will also need to look at how much the facility charges annually. If a relative is helping you cover the cost, sit down with them, and find out whether they can afford to pay. It’s advisable to visit several facilities so that you can make a cost comparison. Remember that luxury facilities cost more but are much more comfortable and feel like home. Take time to talk to the facility director and have them explain your payment options.
Retire in Comfort
At Varenita, we’re a client-centered retirement facility that provides high-quality retirement care to all our clients. We believe that you deserve to enjoy your retirement in a comfortable and serene environment, and that is exactly what our new assisted living in Simi Valley provides. If you're searching for the best retirement facility for you or a loved one, call us today on (805)327-1100.