Choosing the Right Security Firm for Assisted Living Homes

When most people think of security guards, they don’t typically think of assisted living homes. But the security of assisted living facilities should be a paramount concern for anyone who lives there or has family members who live there. The field of nursing home security is quite different from commercial or school security.

This makes the security firm you choose that much more important. There are several security firms out there, which can make selecting one seem like a Herculean task.

This article will cover some of the questions you should ask any potential security firm you’re looking to hire for assisted living home security.

Are your employees trained in emergency medical techniques?

A large part of a security firm’s job is to keep those they are charged with protecting safe. When it comes to nursing home security, that involves being able to administer immediate emergency medical treatment if any resident were to suffer an accident. On-the-spot treatment before EMTs’ arrival could make a huge difference in the fallout of an accident.

How long have you been in business?

For many companies, longevity is an indicator of success. A company that’s been operating for decades must be doing something right, or they would have shuttered their business long ago. A long-running company can mean that they provide a quality product, excellent customer service, extremely reasonable rates or some combination of all three.

Do you have experience in assisted living facilities security?

This is an important question due to the delicate nature of nursing home security. It’s one thing for a security firm to try to stop thieves from stealing merchandise from a retail store, but it’s a whole other story to ensure that residents aren’t wandering off the premises of their assisted living facility. Some relevant experience in nursing home security would be beneficial to everyone involved.

Can you provide references?

A stellar security firm should be able to easily offer up a list of satisfied customers for whom they’ve done work in the past. If the references were other nursing home security jobs, that would be even better. But you should combine these references with your own internet research to get a better picture of the company’s overall reputation when it comes to security.

Do you offer 24/7 customer assistance?

In the realm of assisted living facility security, knowing that you can contact the security firm at any hour and you’ll be able to speak to someone can provide you with peace of mind. There are several unique challenges regarding nursing home security, and if you have questions or problems that may be time-sensitive, the security firm should be available to help you whenever you need them.

Call for assisted living home security today

Now that you know some questions to pose to different security firms, hopefully you’ll be able to better choose who you want for your assisted living facility security. In fact, you should give us a call at Mohave Security LHC, and we’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have. We’d also be willing to craft a security solution for your nursing home, school, retail store or event, because providing professional security solutions is what we do.