We can’t stop the aging process. It is inevitable. If you have a parent who, as they age, seems to be having a harder and harder time with daily activities, it is a cause for concern. Maybe their house is always a mess. Are they losing weight? Maybe you feel like they aren’t eating the way they should. Does their house contain stairways? If so, outdoor steps can get icy in winter, and steps in general can be particularly hazardous for retirement-age individuals.
What can you do when your parent cannot live alone any longer? It may be time to consider care assistance. There are a number of communities around that offer the kind of support your parent, you, and the rest of the family need. You need to find the right professional support, care, and place that will fulfill all the needs and desires of your loved one.
Talking to Your Parents about Assisted Living
Assisted living communities offer as much independence as possible while always providing the care, safety, and attention your loved one needs. The first time you bring this up with your mom or dad, however, it may not go over well. The thing is, you’re trying to avoid a crisis or an accident – you’re concerned about their safety and health. That’s the main point you have to get across. To help you start the conversation, consider these tips:
- Be patient
- Don’t insult your parent, their intelligence, or their lifestyle
- Choose the best person to approach your parent about the topic
- Don’t just jump into the conversation – easy does it
- Revisit the conversation later if it doesn’t go well the first time around
What is Assisted Living?
As suggested, many of today’s assisted living communities not only offer the care, security, and attention your loved one needs but encourage them to be as independent as possible for as long as possible. What’s more, with all of the amenities available in many of the communities, your loved one will be able to retire in style and comfort.
Your Loved One Can Receive the Assistance They Need
Through our Assisted Living program, your loved one can receive the assistance they need with daily activities, medication, and more. Our knowledgeable care team will see to it that all their needs are met, giving you the peace of mind you’ve been searching for. Your retirement-age loved one will be able to spend their golden years in style in a healthy, safe, secure environment.
With our Celebrations Activities and Events program, your loved one will never be at a loss for something to do and people to do it with. Socialization is a crucial aspect of maintaining a healthy mind and body. That’s why we have various wellness and health programs that offer assistance and encouragement.
If you’d like to speak to someone from Aston Gardens At Pelican Marsh about sales and leasing, please phone us at 239-215-3356. You can direct other inquiries to a representative at 239-593-1923. To simply open the lines of communication quickly and easily, fill out our convenient online form here. We look forward to speaking with you.
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