If your loved one is no longer able to live on their own, it may be time
to consider an assisted living facility. It is never easy to trust strangers
to care for your loved one, and with so many facilities to choose from,
it can be difficult to be sure you are choosing the right place. We understand
the vital importance of this decision, which is why we’ve put together
this list of tips to help you make an informed and confident choice.
Consider these factors when selecting an assisted living facility for your
How much freedom do residents have? One of the most difficult challenges a patient may face when entering
a nursing home is a loss of their independence. Generally, the more freedom
they are allowed in an assisted living facility, the happier they will be.
What are the facility’s security policies? Your loved one’s medical needs are a primary concern, but so is
their safety and security. Ask a prospective nursing facility whether
they have security guards to keep patients from wandering off the premises,
whether they have smoke detectors and fire alarms, whether they have their
own hospital transport, etc.
Is there enough qualified staff? One of the biggest concerns in nursing homes and assisted living facilities
is the staff-to-patient ratio. If this number is high, or if the staff
seems harried or overworked, your loved one may not receive the level
of care he or she needs and deserves.
What activities are available? Part of staying active and healthy is taking part in engaging activities.
At Mount Carmel Assisted Living, we ensure the wellbeing of our residents
by offering a range of activities to keep minds and bodies active. We
even have a beauty shop on site to help our residents look and feel their best.
How are the memory impaired cared for? Many elderly patients who enter into assisted living facilities suffer
from some degree of memory impairment. If this describes your loved one,
it is very important to choose a facility that is equipped to provide
them with specialized care.
About Mount Carmel Assisted Living
Mount Carmel Assisted Living was the first
assisted living facility in Henry County specializing in memory care. The majority of our staff
and caregivers has been with us for over a decade and we have been locally
owned and operated for nearly 30 years. Since 1986, we have prided ourselves
on offering exceptional assisted living care in Hampton, GA and the surrounding
areas. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the
benefits and amenities we offer.
We are available 7 days a week to offer tours to prospective residents
and their families and walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday. To
schedule your tour, please
contact us today.