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Choosing An Assisted Living Center
What should I consider when choosing an assisted living center?
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Assisted living centers offer a variety of services and options and finding the perfect setting for your loved one can be a challenging task.

Red Bud Assisted Living Center has developed a list of topics you should consider when choosing the perfect place for your loved one to call home.

Download or Print: Considerations When Selecting an Assisted Living Facility

Considerations When Selecting an Assisted Living Facility

Friendly and knowledgeable staff
Residents’ demeanor
“Open door” policy on visitation

Physical Features of the Building
Design and floor plan
Wheelchair and walker friendly
Handrails, non-skid flooring
Ample lighting
Accessible cupboards, shelves easily accessible
Fire alarm and suppression system
Security features

Medication & Health Care
Medication storage, dispensation, staffing, and record-keeping
Home healthcare, physical therapy, occupational therapy, hospice
Medical emergency policy
Types of care offered
How much care can be expected

Assisted Living Community Services & Amenities
Personal care services
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) assistance

Social & Recreational Activities
Organized social activities
Annual special events
Individual Assisted Living Apartment Features
Size and layout of apartment
Single or double occupancy
Lockable doors
24-Hour emergency call
Private bathrooms
Personal furnishings?
Telephone, cable television, Internet
Kitchen area
Smoking policy
Apartment decorations

Assisted Living Food Service

Number of meals provided
Snack availability
Common dining areas
Meals in apartments
Meal schedule  

Needs Assessments, Residency Agreements, Assisted Living Costs & Finances
Resident contract/agreement (care, services, fees, move-in/move-out, refunds, transfers)
Needs assessment
Needs progression
Renters’ insurance
Appeals process

Additional Topics
Employee selection process
Staff training  
Alzheimer’s residents
Long-term care insurance
Overnight guests of residents
Veterans’ Administration Aide and Attendance Program

Please contact us and we can provide more information and resources to assist you in this very difficult time in your loved one’s life and your own.

Telephone: (405) 547-8311

Red Bud Assisted Living Center
215 W. Freeman
Perkins, Oklahoma 74059