I’m considering assisted living for my mom. How do I decide what community would be best for her?
Make a list of her care needs and begin searching for the community that can best meet her needs.
As you search, you may find this comparison sheet helpful comparison.
How do I know when Mom should move from her home into an assisted living?
When she is no longer safe to live at home alone. This is often very difficult for families/loved ones to admit. Here are things to look for:
- Going up and down the stairs when she may be very unstable.
- Forgetting to take medication.
- Writing notes to remind themselves of basic/routine tasks, for example “Turn off stove”
- Needing help with dressing, bathing, toileting, or other activities of daily living
How much will it cost?
The cost is based on the room you select along with the charge for care which is determined through an assessment.
Will insurance cover the cost?
The community is private pay. A Long-Term Health Insurance policy may supplement your finances to assist with the cost. Also, if you are a veteran or a widowed spouse of a veteran you may be eligible.