One of the reasons why I wanted to start helping families find Assisted Living facilities was to make sure the right place was found. Now I am going to share some secrets from things I learned while I was running a facility. Now, I want to start this by explaining that I know many of the people working at Assisted Living facilities and they are wonderful people. I will share a story that I experienced while running a Memory Care facility in Louisville.
My marketer and I went to a competitors facility and wanted to establish a good working relationship with them. The marketer there did seem a little like a "sales person" which sometimes turns me off. But while we were talking, I made the comment, "well, not everyone that walks in my building is a good fit, and so I want to make sure I can give them good options." But she cut me off and said, "Well, thats YOUR job to make sure they are a good fit!" and laughed. Now I don't think that she realized that her comment really struck a nerve with me, and that was a moment I realized that not everyone seems to be in it for the right reason. And these people are trying to make a living and feed their families, which is not a bad thing, but I believe there is the right way and wrong way to do things.
You need to realize that when you walk into a facility, most likely, if you are somewhat close to a fit, they will make you feel like a "perfect fit". Once you walk in, and begin to ask questions, they will have the goal to make sure you end up living there. To be fair to many people I have met, there are some great trustworthy people out there who truly are there for the right reason, but there are enough out there who feel the pressure to fill their building that they will do whatever it takes to "close the deal".
This is one of the many reasons why I started Golden Age Placements, I wanted to make sure that you were able to find the places that truly are good fits. So instead of the facility trying to make YOU a good fit for THEM, I work hard to make sure that THEY are a good fit for YOU! So don't hesitate to call us, and remember, it's NEVER too early to get some counsel and advice. (801) 789-7738.