November is Long-term Care Awareness Month. Long-term care includes the care that people provide to loved ones in the home as well as the care provided by long-term care communities like The Cedars. When searching, “assisted living near me” many people will become overwhelmed by the options available. But how do you know which community is right for you or your loved one?
It’s important to research your options to see which community would be the best fit. There are some key considerations you need to keep in mind when researching “assisted living near me”.
First, you need to determine what the needs of your loved one are. Will they need daily assistance bathing, grooming, and taking medications? Determining the level of assistance needed is essential to finding the community that will best meet their needs. At The Cedars, we offer a variety of living options including assisted living and health care living for people with more needs.
Second, you need to assess the environment of the community. Do they have options for single rooms or roommates? Are the rooms clean and decorated with personal items? Do they appear to have safety measures in place such as sprinklers and fire extinguishers? Ask about their emergency plans for fires, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Will your loved one need memory care? If so, what are the security measures in place to prevent wandering?
Tour the community, including the grounds outside. The grounds at The Cedars are a point of pride for our team. The lush, nearly 60 acres of green grass, trees, and our private lake provide a calm and quiet environment.
Ask about what kinds of activities are available for those in assisted living or healthcare living. The Cedars offers special outings in addition to on-site activities like exercise classes, games, lecture series, Bible studies, and more. We also offer activities for residents and their families. There is something for everyone.
In addition, a reputable facility and community will be properly licensed and may also be accredited. Find out if you can choose your own doctor, or if they have on-site physicians. You may also ask if they have nursing staff available 24 hours a day. You can see a complete list of questions to ask at this link.
The best assisted living community may not be right in your neighborhood. The Cedars offers top-quality assisted living in McPherson, Kansas. Contact us today to schedule a tour.