Here are some things to consider when looking at facilities for your loved one.
Ask the facility what the caregiver-to-patient ratio is; a skilled nursing facility will have a higher proportion than an assisted living facility. Also, ask if there are fewer caregivers at night, which can happen.
How about their staff turnover? High staff turnover is a red flag.
If possible, ask friends and family for referrals. See if they can recommend a facility in your area. Additionally, companies such as “A Place for Mom” can help match your needs with an appropriate place for your loved one.
Arizona has created progressive laws designed to protect the elderly population.
Visit the page for the State of Arizona’s Aging and Adult Services division for helpful information.