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.
As your parent ages, taking care of their home and their activities of daily living becomes more challenging for them due to medical ailments and physical limitations. That's when you start wondering — when is the right time to discuss having them move to a senior assisted living community? For some, there is a point when everyone in the family starts to realize that having your parent move to an assisted living community can be a wonderful idea, for many reasons.