Assisted Living

Important questions to ask when considering the medical facilities of a retirement community.

1.  Staff-to-patient ratio

2.  Pendant alarms, pull cords, and staff with pagers.
3.  Cross-training of staff
4.  Dignity issues
5.  The California database of nursing home litigation.
6.  Medicines checked and cross-checked.

One reason California retirees enjoy a healthy retirement.

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Here's some additional thoughts to consider about Medicare when beginning the retirement home selection process.
When considering the medical facilities of every retirement community, be sure and determine the extent of the types of care offered; including,

1.  Temporary skilled care for short illnesses.
2.  Assisted living
3.  Skilled nursing care
4.  Transition to hospice
5.  Alzheimer unit