Are you thinking of memory care for a loved one? If so, here are some of the top things you should be thinking about.
- READ ALL OF THE PAPERWORK PRESENTED TO YOU BY THE FACILITY CAREFULLY and make sure you understand it.
- If the paperwork includes an arbitration agreement, DO NOT SIGN IT. Arbitration agreements benefit only the facility; they do not benefit you or your loved one.
- Make sure the facility is adequately staffed to provide the assistance and services your loved one needs. Ask how many residents the memory care facility has, how many caregivers are on duty on each shift (a.m., p.m. and night), how many residents each caregiver is responsible for and the caregivers’ training and experience.
- Make sure you understand the facility’s basic monthly rate and what is included. If the facility charges extra for optional services, make sure you understand what your loved one will receive and how the facility’s charges are calculated. Ask to see the facility’s assessment and make sure you understand.
If you have a loved one in memory care and are concerned about lack of proper care or neglect, please contact our office.