Making Good Choices When Selecting Assisted Living

Apr 24, 2017

For many people who’ve experienced the process of recognizing that a stay in assisted living is needed or even imminent,  there are probably few thing that seem quite as momentous — or as stressful as deciding where that’s going to be There’s making the decision and  then finding the right facility — and asking the right questions. For help with this, we rely on our consumer affairs reporter, Mary Lou Cooper, who brings us this story.

Additional resources for listeners who want help finding an assisted living facility for themselves or a family member.

http://providersearch.health.state.nm.us  for a list of facilities, state inspection reports, any care deficiencies or safety issues in New Mexico

http://careLike.com for a list of facilities and senior housing options

AgingLifeCare.org to locate a geriatric care manager anywhere in the U.S.

http://egisnewmexico.com to connect with the private elder care management firm EGIS in Santa Fe

To report or discuss issues with specific long-term care facilities or to volunteer with the New Mexico long-term care ombudsman program call :

1-866-451-2901 Santa Fe and Northeastern New Mexico
1-866-842-9230 Albuquerque and Northwestern New Mexico
1-800-762-8690 Las Cruces, Roswell and Southern New Mexico