Asking the Right Questions: A Facility Checklist

We encourage you to print this checklist and take it with you when you tour James L. West and other facilities.

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Checklist

Checklist James L. West Others
Does it specialize in Alzheimer’s care? Yes
Is it designed to care for all stages of dementia? Yes
Is a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day? Yes
Are pets allowed on site? Yes
Does it have a therapeutic garden area? Yes
Are residents taken for outings in the community? Yes
Does it provide buffet meal service? Yes
Does the billing rate include the cost of personal care? Yes
Does the billing rate include the cost of incontinence supplies? Yes
Does the billing rate include the cost of meals and snacks? Yes
Does the billing rate include the cost of housekeeping and laundry? Yes
Does the billing rate include the cost of diabetic supplies and over-the-counter medications? Yes
Is it a state-certified Alzheimer’s Nursing Facility (different from a licensed assisted-living facility)? Yes
Does it employ a full-time recreational therapist? Yes
Does it provide free dietary and pharmacy consultation? Yes
Does it offer a physician, dentist, and podiatrist on site? Yes
Does it provide a chapel area and church services? Yes
What year was the facility licensed? 1993

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