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Senior Care Facility Tour: A Quick Screening Quiz ©

10 questions that demand a YES

By: Clare Absher RN, BSN

  • 1. Is it easy to arrange for a tour of the facility within a few days?
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  • 2. Are you invited and encouraged to stay for a meal?
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  • 3 Are you free to talk with residents and other families in unsupervised setting?
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  • 4. Are you able to meet DON (Director of Nursing) and talk with other staff freely during visit?
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  • 5. Are visiting hours flexible and are other family members visiting residents and seem welcome?
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  • 6. Are you allowed to make an unscheduled visit and do you feel welcome upon popping in?
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  • 7. During busy mealtimes, do more dependent residents receive the help they need with eating?
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  • 8. Does staff interact with other residents and each other politely when unaware of your presence?
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  • 9. Is the "Daily Events/Activities Calendar" posted and is facility following this schedule?
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  • 10. Is most recent State Inspection report (for Nursing Home) posted in facility?