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Important Questions When Seeking Memory Care Facilities in New York

In the United States, about 40 percent of people who are 65 years or older suffer from some form of memory loss. When a loved one is suffering from long-term diseases like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you may be considering putting them into the care of a memory care facility. 

Dalli & Marino, LLP is an experienced team of nursing home abuse lawyers helping victims in New York. Our legal team knows how important the safety and well-being of your loved ones are, so there are essential questions you should ask when seeking a memory care facility in New York. 

What Are Common Memory Care Services? 

New York memory care facilities offer a wide range of services. Some of these services may be more important to your loved one’s needs than others, so it is vital to be aware of what is offered at the facility you choose. Whether you choose to place your loved ones at a nursing home with a special memory care unit or an independent memory care facility, these are some common services to look out for when choosing the right facility:

  • Specialized, skilled nurses
  • 24-hour supervised care
  • Medical monitoring
  • Assistance with daily living tasks
  • Calming environment
  • Easy to navigate for residents

While understanding what services will be provided to residents is important when choosing a memory care facility, you should still ask questions before making a final decision. 

15 Questions to Ask When Choosing a New York Memory Care Facility

There may be a lot of pressure and stress on the shoulders of someone choosing a memory care facility for their elderly loved one. After all, keeping their loved ones safe and happy during this delicate time is a top priority. The following questions may be helpful in choosing a memory care facility that has all the qualities needed to best help your family member’s needs:

  • What type of training has the staff received?
  • What level of care does this facility provide to residents?
  • What is the monthly cost for housing and care, and what services does that rate include?
  • What level of assistance can residents expect from the staff?
  • What is this facility’s policy for handling a medical emergency with a resident?
  • Is this community safely secured?
  • What meals are provided, and is this facility able to accommodate special dietary needs or restrictions?
  • How often are laundry and housekeeping services provided, and how clean is this facility overall?
  • What programs, like physical therapy or social gatherings, are offered to residents at this facility?
  • Are residents grouped by their cognitive level?
  • How does this facility communicate with family members regarding their resident’s health and well-being?
  • What is the ratio of staff to residents during the day and night shifts?
  • What is this facility’s discharge policy? 

These questions are important to ask as you decide between different memory care facilities. Be sure to consult with your loved ones regarding what they feel their personal needs are. Some residents may prefer not to have a roommate, or a facility that offers daily walks outside. Whatever it is, the future resident should be included in the decision-making process. 

New York Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Are on Your Side

Choosing a memory care facility can be a stressful and challenging decision for family members. For fear of choosing a facility that does not have their well-being in mind, it is essential to ask as many questions as possible to fully understand what life will look like for residents there. If you find that your family member or loved one has been mistreated at a nursing home or memory care facility, you may want to partner with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney. 

Dalli & Marino, LLP is a team of award-winning attorneys with experience helping nursing home abuse victims in New York. Since 1996, our legal team has provided our clients with the dedicated representation needed to help build you a strong claim. For a free case evaluation, fill out our contact form or call (888) 465-8790. 


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