I am in beginning stages of looking into assisted living in my area.
I am amazed at the variety of types of facilities. I’ve only looked at 3 of them and planning to look at a few more.
There are a couple I am not going to even consider looking at because they are extremely expensive and would never suit mom’s personality (happy hour with wine, no open door policy for visitors, fancy gourmet meals, etc).
Other than reviews, how can I check their history or reputation? Is it crazy to ask for names and phone numbers for other people who have relatives in the facility as a reference? Wouldn’t that be personal info that couldn’t be shared?
Different topic, but similar premise. I had a painter that I loved his work.
When he was asked for references, he would ask me if he could give out my number and I gladly said yes to highly recommended him. I certainly didn’t mind him asking if a potential customer called me for a reference.
Anyway, have any of you asked a facility to supply names and phone numbers with their permission? I don’t want to intrude on anyone’s privacy.