If you are starting to search for senior living, it is recommended that you take a tour of the community. While all the beautiful pictures online or in a brochure can make a community look great, firsthand impressions go a long way toward getting a real feel of the place.
Before your visit, make sure the senior living facilities you are interested in offer the options you want – independent living and/or assisted living. If a family member needs memory care, is there a separate wing devoted to caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases.
If you are looking for assisted living, please keep in mind it is important that you get it right the first time as it is hard on your loved one to get settled somewhere and then decide it is not a good fit. During your tour, A Place for Mom, the largest assisted living referral service, recommends that you start evaluating the place from the moment you walk through the door. Ask yourself, does it look clean and orderly as well as smell fresh? Inquire about housekeeping services and how often private suites are cleaned, the costs involved, general maintenance of the community, and security.
If you can, come during an activity so you can join in the fun. This will give you a good idea of the staff’s friendliness around the residents. Also arrange to eat lunch at the place as it will not only provide you with a firsthand taste of the food but allow you to leisurely enjoy time with other residents.
At MorningStar of Billings, the wellbeing and comfort of our residents is our highest priority. As one of the top-rated senior living facilities in Billings, we offer independent and assisted living. In addition Reflections Neighborhood is our memory care facility and is staffed by compassionate, loving dementia care specialist. Visit our website to conveniently schedule a tour or give us a call. We look forward to meeting you and your family.
MorningStar Senior Living of Billings represents the finest in senior living with our unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve in order to provide a true home for residents. Please visit our website to set up a tour to see firsthand why we are one of Billings’ best senior living facilities.