Trying to decide the best and safest place for your elderly parent to live is emotionally hard and can be confusing. If your parent's mental state is still sound enough, they need to be included when having discussions about where they will live. In fact, your entire family should have a meeting with your parent's primary care physician so everyone understands the different options and the type of help that will be needed. Of course, the main thing is to keep your parent comfortable. When there are no serious health issues, an assisted living facility is a good option. Here are just some of the services offered by assisted living.
Most assisted living facilities offer small apartments to their residents. They will have their own bedroom, bathroom, living area, and kitchen. This allows your parent to feel independent and have visitors in a private space that they can decorate themself.
It is often hard for the elderly to do all the cleaning required at home. There will be a housekeeping staff to come to the apartment and do the daily cleaning chores as well as do some deep cleaning when required. In addition, the staff can do the laundry for your parent.
You will not have to worry about your parent getting to appointments, doing some grocery shopping, or getting a ride to visit you at your home. The facility offers transportation to its residents. You may need to make sure to set an appointment for the ride, but that will be the only thing you need to think about as far as getting your parent where they need or want to be.
Even though there will be a small kitchen in the apartment, it is common for the elderly to forget about eating well. They can always cook for themself or have a staff member prepare a meal, but there is also a dining hall that caters to the different meal restrictions that often accompany different diseases or conditions. Your parent will always have healthy, filling, tasty meals to eat.
An assisted living facility is a great option when you just want to be sure someone will always be around if your parent needs any type of help throughout the day or night. Take a tour of a few places to see what each has to offer as far as social, physical, and mental health. Once your parent has settled in, they will find they can lead a full, fun life.
Contact a local assisted living facility, such as Haven In Allyn Assisted Living, to learn more.Share