Greater Kalamazoo-Portage Assisted Living Checklist
Choosing the right assisted living facility in Kalamazoo and Portage MI and making the right preparations to be able to afford it.
Many elderly parents, including many seniors with early-stage Alzheimers disease, can benefit substantially from assisted living facilities, many of which are part of continuing care retirement communities.
Assisted living facilities vary greatly in their services and philosophy of care. So how do you begin to choose w
hat is the best facility for your aging parents.
You will find that assisted living facilities come in all size. They typically offer private rooms or small apartments, common areas for socializing and recreation, planned activities, 24-hour staffing and controlled access.
You will find a wide variety of services in the different senior communities. Most assisted living facilities offer personalized care and support services. You should ask how meals are provided. Are they served in a common dining area or taken to a resident’s room? Does the facility provide a bus or shuttles for errands and appointments? What level of housekeeping and help with medication management is provided. Is there a continuum of care for senior citizens? Is there emergency call monitoring? What kind of resident supervision is provided?
There are a large number of assisted living facilities in the Greater Kalamazoo – Portage MI area. We have linked to a page that shows assisted living facilities in Portage, Alamo, Paw Paw, Oshtemo, Kalamazoo, Vicksburg, Galesburg, Scotts, Cooper Center, Schoolcraft, Comstock, Richland, Climax, and the surrounding areas. Click here to begin your research for assisted living facilities in the Greater Kalamazoo-Portage area. http://www.assistedseniorliving.net/facilities/michigan/kalamazoo/
You will need to understand all the financial obligations of each of the places around the city. You will need to understand how much money will be realized with the sale of the aging parents home. The Veenstra Team will provide a free home market analysis for any senior citizen (or their children). If you or your parents are considering assisted living in the greater Kalamazoo-Portage MI area call 269-350-5514 and you will be able to get David’s or Jason’s help in determining the best option for their current home. This assistance is free and without oblication. The Veenstra Team has over 24 years of experience in Kalamazoo real estate and has provided home sale services to many senior citizens.