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Finding the Perfect Senior Care Facility

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At Legacy House of Southern Hills, we’re proud to provide the highest quality of senior living services for all our residents. No matter the needs of you or your loved one, our assisted living center caregivers are here to help meet them.

We’re so confident in our offerings and believe so strongly in quality senior care, in fact, that we invite you to compare us to other care facility options at your disposal – we’re quite sure we’ll stack up well. Here are some of the areas in which we excel, and on which you should be focusing when you make a decision on a senior living community.

Care Level

First and foremost, you need an honest assessment of what you or a loved one needs from a care facility. This can be a difficult process, as admitting we need additional care in our later years of life can be emotionally challenging for many of us. If needed, our Legacy House professionals can supply a basic care questionnaire that often makes it simpler to take an objective look at the needs and care level required for a given senior.

Online Search

The rise of the internet has made searching for quality senior living services simpler than it used to be. You can get a great understanding of the care and facilities offered by browsing websites and learning about financing, care and other areas.

Personal Search

However, don’t let the online search be the only one you complete. Seniors must feel comfortable and at home in an assisted living center, meaning at least a couple in-person visits will be needed before you make a final choice. Compile a list of questions or concerns to bring with you, and take good notes on answering them.

Word of Mouth

Another great way to determine a good facility is getting advice from people you trust. If you have family or friends who have gone through this process before, ask them for their input and whether they are happy with the decision they ultimately made.

Short-Term Stay

In many cases, a short-term or “respite” stay is a perfect way for a senior to figure out if a care facility is right for them. This is a short trial run, usually a couple weeks, where the senior gets a chance to become part of the community and receive care as if they were a full-time resident. It allows them to gain comfort and determine if this is the right location for them.

For more on finding the proper location for you or a loved one, or to learn about any of our senior living services, contact the caregivers at Legacy House of Southern Hills today.