You are here: Home Managing Your ... Assisted Living ... How To Find And ... Summary
Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

How To Find And Choose An Assisted Living Facility


Next »


Once it is determined that an assisted living facility is the proper choice, it is advisable to do some homework to learn about the facility's reputation, costs and to get the idea of what life in the facility is like.  If you are not up to it, ask a family member or friend to do it for you. Choosing the best facility for your needs is too important a decision to leave to chance.

If there isn’t time to do an inspection, be sure the information you receive about each facility under consideration comes from a broad base of sources. Do not rely on any one source in making a decision about an assisted living facility. 

The steps to take to find the best assisted living facility for you are:

Step 1. Locate the facilities in the area you want to live in

Step 2. Call the facility and do a telephone evaluation

Step 3. Contact your state's long-term-care ombudsman

Step 4. Do at least one on site inspection - and preferably more.

Step 5. Ask a lawyer to review the contract.

NOTE: Consider speaking with a geriatric care manager who can make a clinical assessment about a patient's needs and make a recommendation for an appropriate level of care.

To Learn More

Related Articles

Lawyers 101

Please share how this information is useful to you. 0 Comments


Post a Comment Have something to add to this topic? Contact Us.

Characters remaining:

  • Allowed markup: <a> <i> <b> <em> <u> <s> <strong> <code> <pre> <p>
    All other tags will be stripped.