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Eric Dewhirst Eric Dewhirst
February 9, 2018 ● Assisted Living 1 min read

16 Must ask questions when Visiting or Calling an Assisted Living Residence

When you are calling to find out about an Assisted Living Residence you should consider the following sixteen questions as MUST ASK questions. I also suggest that you review the list of questions I have compiled in our 101 Questions You should Ask checklist.

  • What is your staff-to-resident ratio?
  • What kind of experience and training does your staff possess?
  • How many staffers are on duty overnight?
  • Can staff administer medications?
  • Do you have a nurse on staff 24/7?
  • Do you have any experience with (issues or diagnosis of your care recipient)?
  • Do you do an initial assessment prior to admission?
  • What types of apartments are available?
  • What is the monthly cost per apartment type?
  • If there is a wait list, how many are on it and what is the policy?
  • Tell me about some of the current residents.
  • Do you have any outdoor space?
  • What is your discharge policy?
  • What additional services are available if the needs of a resident change?
  • What are your billing and payment policies?
  • Are all services included in the monthly fee? If not, what and how much are additional services?