Do I Qualify for Senior Living
When is it time to consider senior living?
Once you choose your community there are a few more things we’ll do to ensure that your needs can effectively be met by Morning Pointe staff.
1. Senior Living Readiness Assessment
We will reach out to schedule an assessment of you or your loved one at your residence. Either the Director of Nursing or Director of Admissions at the community of your choice will meet with you and ask questions.
- This usually takes place at your loved one’s residence and takes about an hour.
- A nurse will perform this assessment.
- During the assessment, the nurse will want to see your medications and see how well you move.
- The nurse assessment ensures that your needs can be met effectively by the staff in the community of your choice.
2. Physician Check-Up
Schedule a trip to your primary care physician to complete the required paperwork:
- Tell them you plan to move into a community.
- Ask them to complete the physician orders including medications and history information on the forms provided to you by the community.
- Ask them to complete a TB skin test or chest x-ray.
This information is required to be in the community BEFORE you or your loved one can move in.
3. Make Morning Pointe Your Home
- Complete the Residency Agreement form
- Plan a move-in date
- Pack your things – find a helpful packing list here
Tip for families: plan to spend 2-4 visits per week for the first 2-3 weeks in senior living communities to attend activities and help your loved one transition to their new home.
For memory care residents, it might actually be more helpful to limit your visits for the first few weeks to help them transition to an Alzheimer’s memory care community. Your community’s Executive Director can provide helpful tips.
Consider joining a Caregiver Support Group at your community to meet other people whose loved ones have moved to Morning Pointe.