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What to Ask When Visiting a Memory Care Program [Free Checklist]

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  • “What does a typical day look like?”
  • “How active are the residents?”
  • “Are the staff specially trained?”

Researching a memory care program can be difficult. How can you be sure what the websites and brochures say is true?

In order to gauge the quality of a community and its approach to dementia care, it’s important to visit the community – and it’s imperative to ask the right questions during the visit.

That’s why we created the Top 10 Questions to Ask When Touring a Memory Care Program, a downloadable checklist that helps guide your conversations during a visit.

This checklist will help you:

  • Ask the right (in-depth) questions during a visit.
  • Understand what key phrases to listen for.
  • Recognize the details that make a program great.

Intended to supplement materials provided by a memory care program, this checklist acts as a guideline to facilitate discussions during your visit. And by writing down your answers and impressions during the visit, you’ll be able to keep specific details about the community top-of-mind after you leave.

We suggest bringing a copy of this checklist with you to every memory care program you visit. Comparing and contrasting their different features will be much easier if you’re relying on written notes, as opposed to your memory.

After all, visiting memory care programs can be an overwhelming experience. By reviewing all the available options, you will be able to determine the where to get the best care for your loved one.