Personal care: Is care (bathing, toileting, etc.) done with respect and dignity for the resident?
Resident behavior: Are some residents sitting quietly or sleeping? Are some residents moving around freely? These are normal behaviors and should be allowed in a safe environment.
Personal belongings: Are residents allowed to bring in furniture, bedding, and photos that are familiar to them? This helps them to feel “at home” and gives them a sense of belonging and not being lost.
Level of function: Ask what happens when the person needs a higher level of care. Can the facility accommodate residents with a wide range of abilities?