When moving into a senior-living community make sure there is ample security in place. If you are living independently, your individual residence should have a door that locks. The community itself should have security staff and a system for visitors, such as a sign-in sheet and badges. Security cameras are also important and can deter both thieves and possible abuse by staff or outsiders. Make sure the facility has adequate lighting, both indoors and out. Ask questions of management and make sure they are open to having an ongoing dialog with you and your family.
- Some Senior care establishments allow resident elders to take pictures and otherwise visually log their interactions with staff for their own sense of safety.
- After hours security measures should include sufficient, strong lighting and a keypad code and locked doors.
- Front desk personnel must be taught to get any person that they are unfamiliar with.
“When making plans for Ventana by Buckner, a luxury retirement community slated to open this fall in North Dallas, security was top of mind for executive director Rick Pruett.”
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