When seniors move to a senior community, they are often looking for a home for life- somewhere where they can age in place safely and stably. When their assisted living community shuts down, it can cause significant hardship for the residents and their family members. Fortunately, this doesn’t happen often, but it happens enough that it’s worth discussing. For example, in Youngtown, Arizona, residents were recently left scrambling when their assisted living community was closed with little warning.
Signs of Trouble
Usually when assisted living communities close there are warning signs. Warning signs can include:
- Multiple management or ownership changes
- A decreased quality of care
- Staffing levels are cut
- The community is for sale
- Frequent changes in executive director position
Changes like these are signs of instability and usually don’t bode well for the community. Not all communities with warning signs such of these close down, but they are rarely a positive indication.
We Can Help
When you see warning signs such as these occurring at a community where your loved one lives, you should begin to explore other options. That way you will be ready make a move at short notice, should it become necessary.
If you are at the point where you need to explore other options for your loved one, contact us. Our local Senior Living Advisors can give you a list of alternatives in your area that meet your family’s needs. To learn more about how we can help your family, read our “about us” page.
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