Evaluating a Residential Care Facility offering Specialized Dementia Care

There are many questions to ask and things to look for when deciding if a particular Assisted Living Facility (or another type of residential care setting) is a good fit for the person with dementia. Below are some helpful resources to help you get started.

  • Choosing Care in an Adult Family Home or Boarding Home is a 15-page booklet that outlines the steps to take and questions to ask when evaluating any residential care facility. This booklet is also available translated in several languages.
  • The Alzheimer’s Association has a free on-line tool called CareFinder to help people with Alzheimer’s and their families identify the right care options for the individual.

    With CareFinder you enter information about the person’s needs, abilities, and preferences. CareFinder then generates a private, customized printout with recommendations and questions to ask when screening a residential care facility (or caregiver).