One of the most difficult things in life is coming to the realization that
our parents require the care and service provided by an assisted living
facility. When our parents are no longer able to care for themselves or
are not safe living alone, assisted living is a great option to ensure
that your loved one is in the safe hands of a certified professional.
Ideally, you’d want your parent to be an active participant in deciding
which facility they’ll be living in, but this is not possible for
individuals whose parents are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
In this blog, we list the steps you should take when your parents need
Step 1: Get Your Loved One Involved
This is especially helpful in cases where your parents are still able to
make decisions on their own behalf. The more you are able to involve them
in the process, the better. This isn’t to say to leave a majority
of the leg work to your parents, but to include them in discussions regarding
their preferences. Once you have a list of options, present them to your
parent – this allows them to feel as though they still have some
control in the process, which will make it easier on everyone involved.
Step 2: Determine Your Budget
Money will always be a considerable factor in these types of issues, so
it’s important that you determine your budget and set realistic
financial guidelines of what you can and cannot afford. Many facilities
offer financing plans and packages that can be cost-beneficial in the
long run, but be sure that you ask the necessary questions in order to
make the best possible decision for you and your family.
Step 3: Tour Different Senior Communities
Viewing photos and reading over countless brochures will never be a suitable
substitute for actually visiting and taking a tour of the facility. These
visits are not an obligation to sign up for that facility, but more of
an in-depth guide of where your parent will be living. Potential residents
can get a feel for the community’s culture and staff.
Step 4: Come to a Decision
When finalizing your search, one of the last steps is to come to a decision
– this step can often be the hardest. Talk to your loved one, and
try to be open to hearing differing opinions. Discuss pros and cons for
each facility and read reviews of your options. By taking the necessary
precautions, you can be confident that you’re making the best possible decision.
Step 5: Making the Move
Once you’ve decided on the facility, the final step is officially
making the move. Try not to delay or procrastinate the process, which
can lead to putting your parent at risk of not receiving the care they need.
At All Seasons Residential Assisted Living, our team goes above and beyond
in providing a welcoming and comfortable living environment for residents.
Our team is composed of highly trained professionals who offer 24/7 caregiving.
We are proud to be the trusted solution for you and your family.
To learn more about our Orangevale and Roseville assisted living facility,
call (916) 472-0811 today!