Concerned about Safety for Your Mother at Assisted Living? How to Address this Issue

Assisted Living is Pascagoula AL

Your mother moved into an assisted living facility somewhat recently and, because you were concerned about her safety at home, you continue to remain apprehensive about her remaining safe Assisted Living is Pascagoula ALwhere she is.

Most likely, you didn’t spend a lot of time at this facility, sitting down and talking to the administration staff, getting a tour, and doing other things like that. If you did, they would have pointed out a number of safety features that are in place. If you do understand what the community does to provide safety for the residents, but you are still concerned about your mother’s safety, here are some ways you should address the issue.

Speak to your mother directly.

If your safety concerns are the result of your personal observation when you went to visit her, sit down and talk to her about it. It may be something that you were misinterpreting and that she could address directly.

It is important to address any safety concerns as soon as possible to avoid a mishap that could have been prevented. However, your perspective may be slightly different than what your mother sees, witnesses, feels, or knows.

Talk to the administrators at the facility.

Any safety concerns that you have you feel are imminent or dire should be addressed directly with the administration. Be respectful and courteous, even if you don’t agree with what they have to say. If it is an egregious issue, you can certainly follow-up through other legal avenues, but if you don’t talk to them, they may not be aware of your concerns and they could actually address them and explain things in a way you will understand.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living near Pascagoula, AL, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living 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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