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 :