Throughout our more than 22 years of experience, we have developed a tried and trusted method of assisting with facility selection and placement.
Whether your loved one needs only minor supervision or 24/7 care, there are facilities available in our area to meet those needs.
Regardless of your specific needs, our team at V.I.P. Care Management will help you find a facility which fits your personal and financial needs.
Below is an outline of our Four “C’s” of Facility Placement:
- Care: It is important to evaluate the individual’s level of care needed. It is important that not only is the resident happy but that they are cared for properly. The facility chosen must be able to meet the demands of the individual for safety and quality of life.
- Cost: We understand that you have a budget. There are plenty of facilities throughout Palm Beach County that can accommodate a wide variety of budget concerns. Based upon your personal budget and other assistance such as Veteran Benefits or Medicaid, we will assist with finding a solution you can afford.
- Community: Often times, families try to choose a care facility that is nearby so that they can visit as often as they like. Once we determine the care needs and cost budget, we can then search in the designated area to find the most appropriate placement.
- Culture: The last items to consider are the culture and atmosphere of the facility. You will want to choose a location that your loved one will blend into easily and comfortably. You may want to consider if the facility offers the activities and special interests your loved one enjoys. Our goal is to find a placement that allows them to continue to be active within their “new” community.
Facility Move In Checklist
- Before selecting a facility, consult with a V.I.P. Care Manager to determine which facility can best meet your medical needs, offer quality of life and work within your budget now and for the long term. Determine potential for financial aid.
- Change mailing address to facility or responsible party.
- Update Power of Attorney, Living Will, Healthcare Surrogate and other legal documents. Provide copies to doctors, facility, banks, income sources and others.
- Secure valuables.
- Make arrangement for pets.
- Disconnect utilities and phone. Establish phone service at facility if needed.
- Return rented equipment; medical, cable TV, etc.
- Determine if insurance/HMO changes must be made.
- Select physicians who can visit the facility and arrange transport to outside doctors.
- Notify Social Security, pensions and other income sources of your new location.
- Notify banks of where to mail statements.
- Arrange auto-bill pay for all applicable bills.
- Arrange for sale of home, car, boat and other un-needed personal effects.
- Coordinate the first day’s medication needs with facility. You may need to bring a one day supply.
- Verify your prescription plan can be used at the new facility.
- Pack 7-10 days worth of appropriate clothing and label everything in a discrete location such as on a tag. Label shoes, electric razors, toiletries, etc. Bring no expensive items or clothes.
- Hire V.I.P. Care Management, Inc. to monitor your loved one and to be there when needed.