Assisted living decisions are not only about getting physical needs managed but, perhaps more importantly, about insuring our quality of life continues to meet our personal preferences. When an assisted living facility is being considered, it’s important to get to know the “personality” of each facility on your list of choices.
If the potential resident has always been extremely social then it makes sense to choose an assisted living facility that makes it easy for newcomers to integrate into the social structure of the facility.
- Does the facility have regular formal gatherings?
- Does the facilty offer group activities that leave room for newcomers?
By the same token, if the person moving into an assisted living facility has always been more to themselves, you want to make sure the assisted living facilities being considered do not “push” social interaction beyond what the newcomer will be comfortable with.
- Does the facility offer quiet areas for alone time?
- Does the facility offer support for personal interests such as gardening or crafts?
Needless to say, when it comes to assisted living facilities there are as many “personalities” as you will find in a room full of strangers. What matters is that we take the time to know ourselves and then make sure the assisted living facility we are considering is a good match.
A Caring Heart will help match your personality to the assisted living facilities in the Vancouver WA area at no charge.