I have an assignment coming up, involving the interview of an elderly person, 75+ who is in good health. As my elder relatives do not take care of themselves, I called up a local assisted living (note: call assisted living Or retirement homes-Not nursing homes) facility and spoke to the activities director.
Many clients would love a visit-she had a couple of people in mind and asked them. Both accepted the offer, so I have a classmate in similar situation who is going in on this as well. Just bring something nice-flowers or some muffins, serve some coffee/tea (every facility has it there!) and make an enjoyable visit out of the interview. Take advantage of the facilities in your area! Activity Directors are probably the best contact person who's willing to do this, and can help you find someone fitting the assignment's qualifications.
Just remember, this is an assigment where you represent your nursing school
and profession. Dress nicely, act professionally and courteous. Make a great impression on the staff and the resident-you just may look at them as an employer when you pass your LPN or RN boards!
Hope this has helped.