Looking for care options for an aging loved one can be a daunting task. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 15,600 nursing homes in the United States. Nursing homes represent a smaller segment of senior care options, when compared to the steadily growing Assisted Living sector. There are approximately 28,900 assisted living communities with nearly 1 million licensed beds in the United States today.
Assisted living has increased in popularity over that past 25 years, because they offer a home like environment with a focus on supporting an individual’s independence, in stark contrast to the institutional feel of a traditional nursing home. Additionally, since the Covid-19 outbreak, more and more families have decided to look for alternatives to nursing homes.
Selecting care for your loved one is a very personal decision. Understanding what to look for and potential warning signs is crucial when looking at your options. Below is a list of questions to ask and things to be aware of:
Our mission at CarePatrol for over 25-years has always been to make sure that people looking for care are armed with all the information in order to make an informed decision. Protecting older adults is our highest priority as seniors are the heartbeat of our business. Choose a safer senior housing option with CarePatrol.