Before deciding on an assisted living facility for you or your loved one, below is a list of questions that you may want to consider.

We've provided our answers below!

 

  • How far will my loved one have to walk to the dining room? What if he or she is too tired to come to the dining table? Is there a charge to take meals to their rooms? 

 

  • Will anyone make sure that my loved one is regularly coming out of his or her room and spending time with other residents and participating in activities? How do you encourage residents to participate in activities?

 

  • What levels of care do you accept? What happens if my loved one requires care beyond your licensed level of care? 

 

  • Bathing - How often is it done? What degree of assistance do you provide?

 

  • What are the names and contact numbers of your owners in case I have concerns or complaints? Are they available at anytime? Are they on-site regularly?

 

  • Who administers medications? How are refills handled? 

 

  • A Service Plan is a tool that explains the services that my loved one is entitled to and is required by the State of Maryland. It is updated twice a year by our manager and Delegating Nurse. Is there a charge for any changes to this Service Plan?

 

  • Is transportation available to and from doctors' appointments? Is there a charge for each trip? Are mileage and time included in any fees? Will an aide accompany my loved one to doctors' appointments? Is there a fee for this?

 

  • What is the Resident to Staff ratio?

 

  • What happens if my loved one runs out of funds? What programs do you accept?

 

  • Do you charge an entrance fee? How much? Is it refundable?

 

  • May I see your last inspection report?

 

  • Do you have a separate unit for residents who begin to show signs of Dementia? Do you automatically place them in a locked Alzheimer's unit? Will the family have notice before any move is made? Is there an additional charge for this type of unit?

 

  • Do you continue to care for residents after they have been placed on hospice care?

 

  • What happens if my loved one is sent to the hospital? Can they return? Under what circumstances can you not take them back? Is there a fee associated with re-assessing a resident following a hospital discharge?

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How far will my loved one have to walk to the dining room? What if he or she is too tired to come to the dining table? Is there a charge to take meals to their rooms?
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Will anyone make sure that my loved one is regularly coming out of his or her room to participate in activities and to socialize with other residents?
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What levels of care do you accept? What happens if my loved one requires care beyond your licensed level of care?
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Bathing - How often is it done? What degree of assistance do you provide?
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What are the names and contact numbers of your owners in case I have concerns or complaints? Are they regularly available? Are they on-site often?
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Who administers medications? How are refills handled?
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Is there a charge for changes to a Service Plan?
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What is the Resident to Staff ratio?
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What happens if my loved one runs out of funds?
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Can you tell me more about the Baltimore County Subsidy Program?
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Do you charge an entrance fee? Is it refundable?
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May I see your last inspection report?
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Do you have a seperate unit for residents with Dementia/Alzheimers? Do you place them in a locked unit? Is there an additional charge?
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Do you continue to care of residents after they have been placed on Hospice Care?
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What happens if my loved one is sent to the hospital? Can they return? Under what circumstances can you not take them back? Is there a fee associated with re-assessing a resident following a hospital discharge?