Three Factors to Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Community
The Community Offers Individualized Care
When comparing assisted living communities, consider the staff to resident ratios. Every staff member is included in these ratios, from groundskeepers to registered nurses (RN’s). You should be clear on who provides care to the residents, how they do it, and what their qualifications are.
The Community Feels Like a Real Home
This does not mean it needs to be exactly like the home that they currently live in, but they should have spaces where they can feel at home and comfortable, from their bedroom to the common areas.
So many things fall into community enrichment: activities, events, level of care, amenities, quality of housing, family visits. The coronavirus pandemic has increased the need for superior technology in an assisted living community. While planning The Retreat at Sunny Vista, we researched the latest technology solutions and selected a variety of tools to enhance the care we provide and enrich residents’ lives.
While COVID19 and CDC restriction impacts visits to assisted living communities, residents and family members should have opportunities to engage and connect safely. The Retreat team members seek creative ways to help residents and family engage and connect while balancing the need to maintain the physical health of residents with mental health that leads to happiness.
Recently, KKTV 11 in Colorado Springs connected with The Retreat to health and safety precautions in place for new residents and live virtual tours.
Before Scheduling a Tour
All of this should help you decide whether this assisted living community is the perfect new home for you or your loved one.
Read about the differences between assisted living and nursing homes here.
Contact us to schedule a live virtual tour or to talk to a team member about available floor plans in our assisted living community.