When a parent is no longer able to safely live independently, it can create serious questions and doubts about the future. Knowing what the best options are for you and your family can be difficult and confusing. With the abundance of assisted living options available in South Florida, making the best decision can feel overwhelming. Advocare wants to make this life transition as easy as possible for you and your family. Here’s what to expect when a parent is placed in assisted living.

Understanding Assisted Living Options

Understanding assisted living options available to you and your family helps to disperse the misinformation and distrust surrounding this transitional stage of life. By keeping the control in your hands, Advocare helps you to be confident in making the best decision for your parent. Senior care in South Florida with Advocare is transparent and exceeds industry standards. We pride ourselves in providing the best in elder care in Miami. Through our network of member agencies, we provide a wide variety of assisted living care options depending on client needs. Just as medical needs vary, so do our medical management services.

For clients who have progressive health conditions including Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, assisted living through Advocare focuses on promoting the highest continued quality of life. Medical management services include monitoring treatment progress, medication management, and nutrition. As a leading senior care management company in South Florida, our team of care providers is experienced in Alzheimer’s support. We focus on safety and comfort, helping to ensure your parent is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Clients with other health conditions such as injuries caused by slips and falls or medical events like heart attacks receive the same level of attentive care. Through physical rehabilitative treatment and assisted care, our goal is to encourage the highest level of mobility and independence possible with support where needed.

Senior Care in South Florida: Client Rights 

The primary hesitation of many families when choosing an assisted living facility is finding one that is trustworthy. Horror stories in the media about abuse and neglect within nursing homes create a distrust, leading many to hesitate in seeking elder services in Miami. However, all assisted living facilities are required under Florida law to adhere to regulations regarding the quality of care and housing. Understanding these rights can help protect you and your parent from malpractice.

  • Administrators and staff members are required to complete minimum training and pass tests covering state law, proper response to abuse or neglect, and handling seniors with specific challenges.
  • Assisted living facility staff members must complete 12 hours of continued training every two years lead by qualified individuals registered with the Department of Health.
  • Rooms must contain beds following specific measurements, proper storage, and lighting.
  • Food storage and handling must follow Florida food safety sanitation guidelines. Meals must meet the nutritional needs of clients.

When selecting an assisted living facility for your parent, keeping these requirements in mind can help you make the right choice. Advocare is also here to help provide transition assistance, guiding you through the entire process. Contact us today for more information!