Starting your assisted living business is a huge undertaking and choosing your location is the most important decision. Here are 15 tips on what to look for when choosing the location for your assisted living home.
- Common use space:
You want to make sure the home has enough space for people to congregate when they’re not in their rooms.
- Multiple bathrooms:
The more bathrooms you have the less likely someone will have a bathroom emergency.
- Few steps:
Do you want to make sure the home has as little steps as possible.
- Wide hallways:
The wider the hallways the better. It makes for easier maneuverability with wheelchairs.
- Large bedrooms:
The larger the bedrooms the better. You could share larger bedrooms and make more money.
- Few trip/fall hazards:
Inspect the property and look at it through the eyes of someone who could easily fall and hurt themselves.
- Natural lighting:
Natural lighting helps with depression and seniors.
- Staff working area:
Look for a little area in the facility to set up a desk for staff.
- Live-in area:
Maybe the home has an attic bedroom or a basement bedroom that they live in staff member can reside, this will help you save money on staff.
The more stores the better for supplies.
- Outdoor space:
The property should have adequate outdoor space for clients to enjoy the good weather.
- Smoke detectors:
It’s important for the Home to have adequate smoke Detector if the system is wired in series that’s even better. And if it has a sprinkler system that is even better and a great selling point.
- Parking for visiting family members:
The more parking the property has the better. Families hate visiting their love ones and they can’t find parking.
- Multiple sitting areas:
The more separate sitting area the better. You will have some clients that do not get along and they do not want to be in the same common area.
- Upgraded AC/heat:
It’s important that the AC unit in heating system is updated you will get a lot of use out of it.