By state law and by most assisted living (AL) residential community regulations, all applicants for a residential slot in an AL community have to undergo a pre-admission assessment not more than 30 days prior to moving in. This is a medical check-up to be performed by the residents own physician or one that works with the AL community.
1. Explain the purpose of the assessment
The purpose of the pre-admission assessment is to get a picture of the current state of health of the resident. This will help the community prepare for the transition of the resident as well as to prepare for his or her likeliest needs.