Questions to ask when selecting assisted living

Leslie Morgan is a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and co-director of the UMB/UMBC gerontology PhD program. Her most recent book, coauthored with colleagues from UMBC’s Center for Aging Studies, is “Quality Assisted Living: Informing Practice through Research.” Her email is [email protected]

She outlines some questions to ask in the Baltimore Sun, they include:

  • What are this person’s priorities?
  • What types and amount of care does this person need?
  • How important is flexibility in the person’s daily routine?
  • Who would your family member feel comfortable with in a shared living environment?
  • Whose priorities matter most?
  • What happens if the money runs out?

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