If you have been considering a discussion regarding a move to assisted living for one or both of your parents, you may be anticipating the worst. You’re worried that they’ll send you on a guilt trip, beg you not to put them in “that place,” and more. It’s not uncommon for people to feel bad for moving parents to assisted living. Considering the stylish living conditions and healthy environment of today’s assisted living communities, however, bad is the last thing you should feel!
You might feel like the care of your parents is your duty, as their child. They may, in fact, expect it. Before you tell your parents that you’ll never send them to assisted living, think about what caregiving for the rest of their lives will entail. Eventually, your time will no longer be your own. Every waking moment will be spent caring for your parents. We haven’t even touched on the physical and financial demands that will be asked of you. It may not be to that point yet, but if assisted living is already in the picture, it’s just a matter of time.
Truth be told, your “duty” is to yourself and your family (spouse, children). That is your first priority and your duty in life. Encouraging your parents to live in an assisted living community is far from banishing them to a deserted island. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Assisted Living’s Many Benefits
Though your loved one may prefer to stay in their own home, this may simply be ill-advised. If they are having problems with daily activities (eating, dressing, grooming, etc.), aren’t paying their bills appropriately, can no longer drive, are falling more and more, etc., it’s high time to discuss assisted living. Here are some of the benefits your loved one will enjoy in this kind of community:
- On-site medical care
- Secure and safe environment
- Social interaction
- Round-the-clock, professional care and attention
Is It Time?
Eventually, it’s simply going to make good sense to discuss assisted living with your parent or parents. Here are two definite signs that it’s time to seriously consider a retirement community in which your parents can receive the assistance and care they need:
- A level of care you simply can’t provide is needed by one or both parents.
- The needs of your parents can no longer be accommodated by the home in which they live.
Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your loved one, is to introduce them to a community in which they can live happier and healthier, without you needing to be there 24/7.
Consider Regency Pointe When You Need to Move Your Parents to Assisted Living
Your parent or loved one will truly be able to live happily and in style thanks to the caring professionals and numerous amenities provided by Regency Pointe.
To speak to a representative regarding sales and leasing, please phone 256-269-1919. For all other inquiries, phone 256-456-0016. Feel free to use our convenient online form to open the lines of communication. While we’re on the topic of your parents and assisted living, why not schedule a tour so you can show them all we have to offer?
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