November 25, 2020 | Assisted Living
Your parents have been a major part of your world, guiding you through childhood and being trusted confidantes you can turn to in your adult years. Just as they’ve been there for you, it’s time for you to be there for them as they age.
According to Greystone Communities, assisted living may benefit your parents’ quality of life if they are struggling to pay their bills on time, manage their medications, or complete daily activities like housework in a timely manner. Rather than worrying about their health and safety in their home, you can help them plan a move to an assisted living community that makes resident wellbeing a top priority.
Moving can actually be an easy process when you have the right plan in place. Follow these steps to make moving to an assisted living community as seamless as possible for your parents.
The first and often most difficult step is beginning the conversation with your parents. There is no easy way to broach this topic with your parents and explain that you believe it’s time ‒and best‒ for them to consider moving from their home to an assisted living community. To make it easier, involve them as much as possible. Start by asking what they believe their needs and desires are as they progress through their golden years. This will help you begin your search for the perfect assisted living community.
Planning your parents’ move ahead of time is essential. Research senior living communities to learn more about the lifestyle and amenities–important factors that can help determine if the community is right for your parents. Make a plan to help them downsize and put their home on the market, if appropriate. Important aspects to consider before making the move are your parents’ finances, location, and the lifestyle your parents desire.
The best way to get a feel for an assisted living community is to see it for yourself. Whether you visit in person or virtually, you’ll want to take a tour with your parents to determine if it’s a good fit. You and your parents should make a list of questions you want to know more about before scheduling your tours to collect all the information needed to make an informed decision.
Once you’ve found the perfect assisted living community for your parents, the next step is helping them decide how they will pay for the move. There are a few different ways they can fund their move, depending on their specific situation. Your parents’ cost of care can be funded through their personal income and savings, home equity, veteran’s benefits, long-term care insurance or divesting investments.
While there are many reasons to consider assisted living for your parents, the main reason for them to make the move is so they can access both assistive services and health care resources when truly needed. Additional benefits of assisted living at CC Young include:
As a CC Young resident, your parents can expect to live in a safe, comfortable community where they can enjoy a range of services and amenities all while being free from the worries of home maintenance.Go Back