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Old 06-06-2019, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jane032657 View Post
I am a former Assisted Living Administrator. While I appreciate people have great reviews of different Assisted Living places, you need to go check them out yourself, and you need to decide what defines "best" for you or your loved one. Do you click with the administrator, are they accessible and have an open door policy? What is the staff turnover? Have you eaten a few meals there at different times and asked about menu flexibility and any time dining? How often does the bus take people to appointments, shopping, outings? How many hours of nursing a day? What are the different prices on apartments and is there a move in fee (negotiate always on move in fee)? Read the reviews by ACHA on inspections and complaints. Talk to other residents and family members. What are the levels of care, how much do they increase, how often are increases, and what is included in basic rate? Until what stage of need can I or my loved one stay there? Do they take Medicaid when the money runs out? Look at the weekly activity schedules over a few months, they can provide them as they are required to keep them on file for a period of time. Do ALL these things before you make a decision.
Thank you very much...for the great 'inside' advice.

I am sending this to my children, who occasionally mention when feeling mischievous that..."don't forget, we're going to be selecting your assisted living residence."
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:12 PM
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Thanks to all for sharing. This is a big decision for us. We moved to the villages to improve our overall quality of life and now we need to see if we can do the same for my mom.

Thanks again to all...
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:29 PM
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Do yourself a favor and contact Lisa Honka 352-446-5749. She is in the business of helping people make a choice. She knows all the assisted living places and people who work there. Her services are paid for by the community so it won't cost you anything. The best part is she can negotiate you a much better deal than you could yourself. I didn't know these prices could be negotiated until she helped me get my wife into memory care and got the price down $1125 per month locked in 2 years. It won't cost you a dime and you couldn't be happier with her service.
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