Aging Edge: Once you decide the place you want, is there anything important to consider during the admissions process?
Menio: One thing people should be aware of is admissions contracts almost universally have an arbitration agreement in them [in which people give up their right to sue the facility] and we tell people they should be concerned about that. If there was bad care, and you thought it was egregious, you wouldn’t be able to go to an attorney to file something. I crossed it out on the admissions form when I placed my mother, which you can do, but I think most people sign and they’re not even aware of it. It’s part of this big, long contract given to people who are under a lot of stress when coming in, and they just want to get it over with.