How to Find Assisted Living Facilities in Pascagoula AL or in Your Area!

Daryl was given the task of finding the right assisted living center for his father.  His brother and sister, both of whom lived several hours away from their father, figured that since Daryl lived in town, that he would be able to find the best assisted living facility for him.Assisted Living Pascagoula AL

Daryl was busy with work, trying to keep his family together, pay bills, and tend to a million other things that needed to get done and he didn’t devote a great deal of time to the process.  After all, his father seemed to be managing okay at the moment, so he wasn’t even sure that they needed to make the investment in it.  Yet when his father slipped, and couldn’t get up off the kitchen floor for almost twenty-four hours, until a neighbor stopped by and spotted him through the back door.  At that time , Daryl knew that it was time to find a center.

He didn’t know the first thing about the centers, for that matter, he didn’t know where to start looking.  So he started at the very beginning, right where he needed to be.  The first thing he did was learn about the difference between a personal care home, and other types of elderly care facilities.

Next, he went online and began to research the various types of facilities that served elderly individuals throughout the region.  He focused on those that were affordable first (which meant that they were in his and his siblings’ budgets).  Once he narrowed them down, he considered proximity to himself.  Since he would be the one who would check on his father from time to time, he didn’t want to have to drive an hour each way, otherwise he knew it would be too easy to put off a visit one week, then another, and so on.

Once he narrowed his search down to fifteen nautical miles (the distance from his home in terms of actual miles and not driving directions), then he began to focus on amenities, activities, and quality of care.  Daryl found a number of websites online that helped him to gather some reviews, and insight into the different assisted living facilities in the area and this helped him whittle his list down to three potential sites.

The next step was to visit them with his father.  Daryl’s father was reluctant, and wary about assisted living, but because Daryl had done solid research on them, he knew his father would feel comfortable at one of them, which he was.

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