Can I try out a rest home before I move in? A trial period?
You may try out a home before making a commitment and while you will have to pay for this yourself, you’ll probably find it is money well spent. You should have an assessment before trialing a home. A month usually gives you enough time to assess the home. Although it’s not long enough to really feel at home, it’s long enough to see how the place operates, what staff are like and whether you like it sufficiently. Going to the home for a trial may make you feel more comfortable about leaving or going elsewhere if it’s not right for you.
You are purchasing a service and have the right to expect reasonable needs to be met, so don’t settle for something you’re not happy with. Once the decision has been made, inform the management so that the next step can be completed. Find a rest home on on Eldernet.