Assisted Living Facilities for Senior Care in Mobile, AL -Tips to Consider

Assisted living facilities sometimes go by other names such as residential care, but the names have the same meaning. Basically assisted living facilities are a kind of living community where some essentials are provided as required. These essentials may include housekeeping, meals, transportation, personal care, and social activities.Senior Care Mobile AL

The residents in the facility live life as independently as possible. They have their own residential setting which is often like a little apartment room. Residents have a bedroom, living area, sink,  and small fridge, and usually a private bathroom. Some of the examples of assistance are with daily needs which includes help with feeding, toileting, medications, bathing , and dressing. Often the senior also needs help with mobility issues.

When choosing assisted living for your loved ones, here are some tips to consider.

  • Do the facilities look and feel fresh and clean? Look into corners and window sills.
  • Is there a lack of cleanliness or does the facility run a clean, orderly place?
  • Do you notice any strange odors coming from anywhere in the building? Find out what they are and ask what is being done about it.
  • For the elder’s personal living area, how often is housekeeping provided?
  • Ask for details about what types of maintenance is offered.
  • What are the procedures for laundry?
  • Visit the facility during an activity. Try to schedule your tour during the time that a community event of some kind is being held.Ask management if you can participate (or better yet,  bring your parents to participate!) so that you can get a feel for the community spirit.
  • Take a look at staff members while the activity is taking place. Are they interacting with the residents? Does it look like everyone is having fun together?
  • Ask to look at their calendar of events. Does it look like there is a nice variety of social activities that would appeal to your parents?
  • Get a general feel for the attitude of the staff. This is a crucial aspect. Do they listen to the residents? Do they respond quickly and with kindness?
  • Do the staff members make eye contact with the residents? Does it seem like they really care?
  • Having confidence in the way the staff handle situations and take care of the residents is of utmost importance.  That is what will give you peace of mind knowing your parents are safe and being properly taken care of in the facility.

If your loved ones are in search of an assisted living facility , please contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living in Mobile, AL at (251-317-3017).


About Cindy Johnson

Ashbury Manor’s Administrator since 2008, Cindy Johnson is a long-time expert in the assisted living field. Prior to her arrival at Ashbury Manor, Cindy managed acquisitions and crisis management for existing and new larger senior care project developments for eleven years. As regional manager for an Oregon-based assisted living management company, Cindy was directly responsible for operations for five 50-65 bed assisted living facilities. As manager during the transition to new ownership, Cindy reorganized internal operations and conducted leadership training for Executive Directors. As a result of her management and expertise, one of the company’s facilities (in Ocala, Florida) received a deficiency-free survey, resulting in the lifting of a moratorium on operation.

A nurse for 36 years, senior care has always been Cindy’s passion. Desiring to work more closely with residents, Cindy became a Category II Administrator in 2005. As Ashbury Manor’s Administrator, Cindy understands the complexities associated with dementia and cognitive impairment and she has fallen in love with seniors with dementia or cognitive impairment and their families.

Cindy is Treasurer of the local “Senior Coalition” chapter. She enjoys mentoring new candidates who want to become administrators.

As a 16-bed facility, with Cindy's training and experience, our residents and their families can be sure Ashbury Manor’s carefully selected staff provides the expertise of a larger facility while maintaining the individualized personal care of a small special needs home.
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