Seniors choose to live in retirement communities for a variety of reasons, including the freedom of not having to worry about housework and maintenance, the joy of having a full social life, a healthier lifestyle with wholesome food and convenient service, and the availability of a helping hand when needed. Whatever your motivations, it's a choice that needs thorough consideration and investigation in a number of areas. We can offer advice on how to approach the topic of putting elderly parents into assisted living.
CHOOSING TO RELOCATE TO ASSISTED LIVING:
These kinds of options may be offered in varying combinations by specific Bridgeway Senior Healthcare communities. Look at the senior living options in your neighborhood.
DISCUSSING TRANSFERRING OLDER PARENTS TO ASSISTIVE LIVINGIt doesn't have to be tough to have the topic regarding assisted living with your parents. If at all possible, broach the matter over the course of time. Give your parent(s) some time to adjust to the notion and pay close attention to any worries or reservations they may have. As much as you can, involve your parent(s) in the process of selecting a community. Explore the neighborhood with them. Moreover, make sure you are current on all of their financial resources, including accounts and insurance plans. It's a good idea to have a durable power of attorney on hand in case you need to help manage your parent's financial affairs.
EVALUATION OF A COMMUNITY FOR ASSISTED LIVINGYou should visit each potential community, ask the relevant questions, and speak with the inhabitants once you've determined which sort of retirement home is best for you or your parent(s) and have reduced your list of potential communities. To find out whether there have been any complaints against a facility or its personnel, check with the Better Business Bureau and your local long-term care ombudsman about potential senior living communities. Visit a community at various times of the day if you really enjoy it so you can form a well-rounded opinion on it.