A Guide to Placing a Loved One
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When you were growing up, your parents provided a safe, loving environment where you could thrive. Now that they have aged, it’s your opportunity to return this same loving kindness. While some may care for their parents within their own homes, this isn’t a possibility for all families – particularly for those impacted by higher-level needs such as dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Luckily, there are many options for families who need an intermediate level of senior care in a comfortable, residential setting. At Paradise Valley Care, we provide a welcoming, family-oriented atmosphere where aging seniors can receive quality care and assistance with daily living. Our team has compiled this comprehensive guide to help you with the emotional task of placing your loved one.
Six Steps to Placement
In an ideal situation, an aging parent would be able to fully participate in the search for an assisted living facility. This isn’t always possible if your loved one is impacted by dementia. In these situations, family members often must make the decisions. We are here to help.
Here are some tips to help you get started.
Try to include your loved one as much as possible. Ask if they have any preferences or desires, and perhaps give them a couple options to determine what is most important for them.
Money is often a factor for many families. Determine what you can afford for a monthly care program, and get creative with funding options. There are Veteran’s benefits and insurance options to help.
Reach out to an assisted living facility for any questions you might have. Assisted living facilities should be completely transparent in their processes and open to questions. The team at Paradise Valley Care is happy to assist you with any questions or concerns. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about the best care for your loved one.
Go visit facilities in your area to determine if they provide the residential, home-like atmosphere you envision for your loved one.
Whether you are making the decision on your own or with the assistance of your aging parent, it’s a good idea to act quickly. Often, families are forced to place aging loved ones by dramatic events. Proactive choice can make placement a positive experience for everyone. Choose the assisted living facility that provides you with complete peace of mind.
Making yourself present on the day of the big move can be very important to your loved one. They may need to feel your support and encouragement as they embark on this new journey. However, even if you are unable to participate on moving day, Paradise Valley Care will happily welcome your loved one to his or her new home.
Contact Us Today
The team at Paradise Valley Care is here to help you every step of the way. We are a premier assisted living facility in Atascadero, CA that focuses on providing an engaging, productive lifestyle for our seniors. We only work with highly trained and experienced caregivers who serve our residents with compassion to enhance their quality of life.