It’s a pretty common occurrence to see seniors living with their families when it becomes too much for them to live alone. While it may seem like living with family is the right decision in the moment, it can lead to feelings of isolation, resent, or helplessness for those who are being taken care of. Living in a facility allows seniors to live on their own and gain back a sense of self while still being taken care of in whichever ways they need.
You are creating a safe space for residents to inhabit
The most important thing to remember is that your residents are counting on you to keep them safe. While they want to live as independently as possible, there is a reason they are in a facility rather than on their own. Residents expect peace of mind when it comes to emergency response or health standards. In some cases, living in a facility was their way of choosing their safety over full independence. You need to ensure optimal living conditions for each resident, as is expected when they pay to live in your facility.
Living facilities can boost a resident’s quality of life
As we’ve said a couple times already, residents really want to maintain a sense of independence when they move to a facility. Moving to a facility could be a senior’s way of improving family relationships, creating friendships, or alleviating boredom. Many seniors may have negative connotations associated with assisted living facilities. It is your job to make sure that you are presenting a positive atmosphere when potential residents come to visit your facility. Show that their expectations of a better living situation are not misplaced.
StoreRanker can help potential residents choose your facility
What do you need to do to make your assisted living facility desirable? With StoreRanker’s standard health inspection forms, audits, and checklists you will have access to the exact standards expected of your facility. With real time access to resident feedback and expectations, you can make sure that your facility is performing at the level you want, guaranteeing that you are at the top of every potential resident’s list. To learn more about StoreRanker and how we can help you retain your “A”, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.