No one wants to move to assisted living - this is a fact we've found in the 10 years we've been helping families find the right option for their loved ones. If your parent reaches out to you and says - "I'm ready to move to assisted living" - you have beaten the odds - most will take a hard stance at first. Here are 9 steps to start the conversation when you feel it is no longer safe for your loved one to live alone - and begin to explore assisted living on their terms.
When marketing assisted living, keep these 7 things in mind
OK, you’re back from spending time with your parents or other loved ones and realize they’re not as independent as they used to be or they need more assistance than they’ve had previously. The decision is whether to get someone to come into their home (more frequently) or having them move into a location that provides more supervision and care such as assisted living. Let’s take a look at these two options:
Finding the right senior living option to meet your needs doesn't have to be overwhelming. Here is a quick guide to the various options and what to expect from each.
Jeff Rubin, author and advocate for positive aging, shares these thoughts about how we can start (or continue) to value insights about our lives observed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. Maybe take these powerful ideas with you as you move through your day. 1. Honor the right of every individual to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their age, ability, station, or income. 2. Take stock in the abundance of human capital available to us at every season of a person’s life. 3. Empower those whose insights, experience, and wisdom are seldom sought or rarely heard. 4. Promote intergenerational dialogue, planning, and action on issues impacting the quality of life for people of all ages. 5. Protect the safety and well-being of older people to live out their lives without being forced to choose between food or medication, or the fear of becoming isolated or alone. Jeff’s book, Wisdom of Age, is available on Amazon or visit his website, www.wisdomofage.net.