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Today, a increasing number of seniors are choosing an assisted living facility rather than living alone in their homes. If youre thinking of options for yourself or an elderly family member, you need to feel comfortable that you pick the right one.
Different retirement communities offer different kinds of services. Some are equipped to offer all the comforts of a relaxed lifestyle to a healthy senior, while others offer various levels of care to those who need assistance or have special health needs.
Very important is to check for accreditation by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. Next, you should inquire about the accreditation and training of the medical and support staff.
Provision for accommodatio n of special diet requirements and various cultural and social activities is another important yardstick for assessing the standard of a senior housing. Finally, you should inquire about the cost of staying in a retirement community and compare them with the fees of similar communities in the
While youre at it, dont forget to ask caregiver from the facility about what policies are followed by the facility in case a resident is unable to pay for his or her care some time down the line.Finally, request for a copy of all the fees, policies, and services provided by a retirement community you have shortlisted before putting your name on the dotted line.
CHICAGO ASSISTED LIVING &RETIREMENT COMMUNITYAddress:Concord Place 401 W. Lake St. Northlake, IL 60164 (708) 562-9000Phone: (708) 562-9000Website: http://www.concordplace.com