Senior Care Center, a California based organization that connects families to some of the most reputable assisted living facilities in the US, recently published a useful guide on locating the best assisted living communities for seniors.
“With thousands of assisted living facilities available throughout the US, choosing the best one can be very confusing and overwhelming. However, making the right choice can be made easier by early preparation and planning. Generally, finding the most suitable assisted living facility for you or your loved one is like choosing your first home. Start by finding a residence that will keep you happy and healthy for many years to come,” advises Casey Ryeback from Senior Care Center.
As noted in an article on https://srcarecenter.com/, there is no standard definition for an assisted living facility. While many of these communities offer independent living for the elderly, a facility has the freedom to set their own standards and scope of services, making it difficult to compare one to another. Finding an assisted living facility also comes at a price. In fact, according to Genworth Financial Inc., the average cost of staying in an assisted living facility in 2018 was $4,000 per month. Similarly, according to a report from the National Center for Assisted Living, the median cost for assisted living in the US is about $4,000 per month, or $48,000 annually.
Due to these exorbitant costs, Senior Care Center advises families to do their research and make a list of their preferred communities as early as possible. They explain that it is important to look at several options before a crisis even happens. “If you or your elderly loved ones are already having trouble managing your day to day activities, start looking for an assisted care facility sooner rather than later. You can spend more time on research, do a thorough evaluation, and decide better if you have more choices and are not in a hurry,” says Ryeback.
Senior Care Center also stresses the importance of visiting any facility in person to get a feel for its environment, and how its system works. It is also important to talk to the current residents and their families to get some feedback regarding the quality of life in the facility. In addition, Ryeback also points out that it is vital to be extremely thorough when it comes to asking questions before signing any contractual agreement. “You have to ask detailed questions about the inclusion of their package. Ask about charges for specific services, and make sure you are well aware of all the fees. If budget is an issue, administrators of such facilities are well-informed about potential veterans benefits, ways to utilize your life insurance policies and community grants, as well as Medicaid options,” he says.
In an article that can be found at https://www.womentriangle.com/assisted-living-guide-senior-care-center/, Senior Care Center further highlights the importance of reading all contract details before signing it. They also recommend getting a copy of the contract in advance and consider having a lawyer to further scrutinize its terms and conditions.
“Senior Care Center is committed to finding the best assisted living facilities for your loved ones. Our friendly and expert advisors are happy to help answer every question families may have about finding the right home for their senior loved ones. We will help to evaluate your loved one’s needs and find the best facility that has the ability to meet those needs while being mindful of your budget, as well as the advantages and disadvantages each community carries,” affirms Ryeback.
Senior Care Center is one of the most reputable elderly care companies in California and the surrounding areas, as illustrated by the positive reviews and recommendations they receive from many of their previous clients. Nancy, a client from Seattle, said, “My dad had a bad fall this year and I was very worried about his health condition. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, so we worry that the progression of its symptoms would make it difficult for him to remain active. I was moments away from hiring a live-in nurse until someone at my work mentioned Senior Care Center. A facility site seemed like the best option so my dad can be around more eyes. I called in and was surprised by how many other options I had. After talking to one of the advisors, he recommended that I tour some sites before making a choice for my dad. I visited an assisted living home which had fewer residents and was close to our neighborhood. It seemed like the right fit for my dad, and when we moved him in, I could tell he was happier and less frustrated than before.”
More information regarding Senior Care Center and their services can be found on the company’s website. Alternatively, interested parties may check out their Press Advantage page at https://www.pressadvantage.com/story/23623-california-senior-care-highlights-the-importance-of-saving-for-retirement to stay up to date with their latest news and important announcements.
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Senior Care Center helps family members find assisted living for their loved ones. Whether it be Alzheimer's Care, Residential Long Care, or Nursing Home, or Memory care Senior Care Center can help you find a great place for your loved one.
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