Monday I will be starting my journey at looking for suitable housing for my mother, for when she worsens (she has dementia, but has not yey been to a neurologist, I can't get her there, haven't gotten that far yet). I have an appointment with an assisted living facility that says they are privately owned. What does that mean, compared to not privately owned? What are the ones that are not privately own called, state owned? What kind of questions do I ask? How do I know if the cost is fair, or if the facility has got a good reputation? I googled the name of the place to see if anyone has rated it and found nothing. Any and all advice will be welcome, thank you in advance.