Looking For An Assisted Living Facility?
What To Consider
There comes a time in life when some of us have to choose an assisted living facility for our loved ones. No doubt, this is a very tough decision to make. When most of us think about assisted living facilities we envision cold, clinical environments. The thought of sending one of our loved ones to such a place is not very comfortable. What should we consider when selecting an assisted living facility for someone we love?
Moving an elderly parent into an assisted living facility is one of the toughest choices you’ll ever make. Many people feel a tremendous sense of guilt, and wonder if it’s the right choice. Some people just don’t have the space or financial resources to have a parent move in. If a parent needs assistance with daily activities, or suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s, they may need more care and supervision than you’re able to provide.
Fortunately, the concept of assisted living has changed over the years. Most of us still get the mental picture of a cold, sterile nursing home when we hear the term assisted living, but that’s really not the case anymore. There are many types and styles, from elegant hotel-type living, to large complexes with individual units, to small home-like private residences.