Deciding to place your loved one in an assisted living facility can be a difficult decision to make. You might feel guilty taking a family member from their home or you might feel like you are taking independence away from someone who is close to you.
An assisted living facility is designed to help your loved one thrive and is beneficial in many ways. Here are just a few of the reasons why assisted living is best for your loved one so you are put at ease in making this important decision.
Assisted living gives one-on-one care
If your loved one needs more consistent care, they will get the one-on-one care they deserve when you place them in an assisted living facility. This in turn helps your loved one actually feel more independent because they are no longer reliant on family members and can have their needs addressed by a professional.
Keep in mind that assisted living facilities also feature medical care. If your loved one needs assistance taking medicine or going to the bathroom, having access to the continued care they need will give you peace of mind and allow them to lead a more healthy life as they age.
Assisted living gives company and forms friendships
Does your loved one live alone? Do they have a loved one already in an assisted living facility? Does your loved one crave family and attention but you don't have the time to be around them? An assisted living facility houses many members who can interact with one another in common rooms, community areas, and even the lunch area. Being able to socialize can help your loved one feel more energetic, positive, and upbeat. Your loved one may even be able to make friends with others who share similar interests.
Assisted living still feels like home
Choose an assisted living facility that allows your loved one to feel like they are still at home. When your loved one is able to bring their own decor or special items with them to their new residence or they are able to keep a pet, they feel at home in a comfortable setting. Personal care services will help you select the best assisted living facility for the person you care about.
When you pick the right assisted living facility, you feel confident in your loved one's continued care. Your loved one will be given a great new life where they can remain healthy and thrive in ways that are best for them.
Reach out to a local assisted living facility to learn more.Share
7 October 2020
My husband and I recently moved his mother to an assisted living facility. My name is Audrey Martin, and I am going to share our experience with you. My mother-in-law is eighty-two years old. She has been living on her own for twelve years since her husband passed away. My husband, David, is her only child. That left us in charge of making this decision for her since she has declined to the point of not being able to make sound decisions on her own. I’m not going to tell you that it’s been easy, but I will say that it can be done. I hope that what I’m about to share proves to be helpful to you should the time come that you are the one moving a loved one to an assisted living facility. Thanks for stopping by!