At Columbine Chateau Assisted Living we understand that your loved one deserves the very best care and that is what we strive to provide daily for our residents. We know that you can’t just choose any assisted living or residential care community and expect to get the best treatment for yourself or your loved one. As a caregiver, your loved one’s health, safety, and happiness are all key factors in this decision. So, whether you have just begun your search into assisted living communities or you need to move quickly, you will still need to conduct research to find the right community which meets your loved ones needs.
Moving a loved one into an assisted living community or residential care home can be overwhelming, but at Columbine Chateau Assisted Living, we completely understand this is an important decision. This type of decision is never an easy one, but one that can support you, your family and your loved one mentally, physically, and emotionally.
There are many steps to consider when immersing yourself in the process of finding the best assisted living facility in Pueblo West, but at some point, you are going to have to visit and tour the senior care facilities you feel are the best fit and ask the right questions to make the best decision possible.
So, what is going to be the deciding factor for your family? Let us share some valuable insight before you embark upon your journey. Before you begin touring facilities, either in person or virtually, it’s a great idea to make a list of questions that you want to ensure you get answers to, so you don’t overlook any critical factors when it comes to the health and happiness of your loved one. Here are a few suggested questions to consider when considering senior care options:
How do you address a resident’s specific health needs?
No two people are the same, so everyone residing in a senior living facility will need to have a different level of support and different types of care. For example, if your loved one needs assistance with daily activities or ADL support, you may want to inquire about the level of services provided like bathing, dressing or medication management. Ask specific questions about their care plan and how it is determined to ensure the individual needs of your family member will be met.
What types of activities do you offer?
One of the most important questions you can ask is about the activities that the senior living community or residential care home in Colorado has to offer. But it isn’t enough to just have activities – these activities need to be things that you know your loved one will want to and can participate in including programs that encourage socialization.
Another question to ask is whether there are activities that family members can attend. These are often larger scale activities that allow you to visit your loved one and get a feel for what is going on while you aren’t there. If you cannot attend tours or visits in person, you may want to ask about virtual visitations. At Columbine Chateau Assisted Living, we understand that you want to feel as connected as possible to your loved one while still ensuring their health and safety.
What are your dining options?
In addition to socialization, delicious as well as nutritious food is vital to ensuring a healthy, well-balanced diet. Be sure to ask about the meals your loved one will be served and try to determine if the menu is really suited to what they like as well as their dietary needs.
If your loved one has allergies or is diabetic, ask how that is managed as well as how weight loss or gain is tracked. Food choice and quality is something that affects your loved one’s daily life, so be sure to ask about it during your tour. Don’t forget to ask about how the menus are created and how often they rotate.
Who is the Main Point of Contact?
As you tour assisted living facilities, chances are you are going to be overwhelmed with the amount of information discussed during your visit whether in person or virtually. While you are there, you are going to forget some of the questions that you had – and that’s understandable. As such, be sure to ask for the contact information of someone who you can call when you remember your questions or as you try to narrow down your list of best possible options.
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As you start your search for the best assisted living community in Pueblo West for your loved one, be sure to give Columbine Chateau Assisted Living a call. Our team works passionately to provide a safe, loving, and stimulating residential home for our residents who can no longer live independently but still should live life to the fullest. We provide our residents with stable caregiver relationships, stimulating activities and good nutrition to ensure quality care.
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