When we’re faced with making decisions and researching the best senior care facilities for our loved ones, it can be stressful. You want to know what type of services are provided, what personal belongings they should take with them, and which documents to bring during admission to make things run as efficiently as possible.
Park Place of St. John knows just what residents can expect during their stay. Whether potential residents are looking into retirement living, rehabilitation, memory care, or small house skilled nursing, Park Place gives everything to those inquiring everything that they may need to know. So, what goes into planning a relative’s stay in a senior care facility?
For starters, you’re going to want to be sure that you bring the necessary documents to move the admission process along smoothly. Documents needed to complete this process are Medicare and insurance cards, along with any advance directives, such as a durable power of attorney or a living will. Park Place will make copies of these for their records to ensure the originals are returned.
Another item to think about, more for rehab, is clothing. Residents should be comfortable with making themselves, well, at home, so keep that in mind when packing up bags to stay at Park Place. Recommended clothing to bring is four or five exercise outfits, comfortable shoes with tread on the soles, cotton socks, comfortable sleepwear, undergarments, and personal toiletries.
Before the decision is actually made on where you will be deciding to stay, doing research on different facilities is key. Topics of importance that play a huge role in a residential experience are your first impressions of the exterior and atmosphere of the facility, living space, lifestyle, security, safety, and care.
Another great way to make sure that residents are prepared is to use a move-in checklist. A move-in checklist will ensure that all household items, personal care products, and necessary documents are not forgotten! From mattress pads and laundry detergent, to Social Security cards and vitamins, Park Place of St. John provides free online downloads of different checklists. St. John also provides a kit to compile your healthcare and a financial comparison worksheet to help determine the cost of moving to a retirement community comparatively to the cost of staying at home.
To download the resources and checklists that Park Place of St. John has available free of charge, visit http://www.providencelifeservices.com/free-downloads/.
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