While some people provide care for their parents or senior loved ones in their home, this is not always an option for families. It may not be desired by the children or is not desired by the parents. Assisted living, intermediate residential care for seniors who are not safe living on their own, is an option that families can consider for their parents or loved ones.
Assisted living provides support to your parent or loved one for areas such as bathing, medication management and administration, dressing, meal preparation, and transportation.
Once you have recognized the need for assisted living, you may be wondering where to start in your search for a provider. Here are some steps you can take to help your parent or loved one gain access to assisted living care:
Put together a budget.
Money is a significant factor for many families when it comes to searching for assisted living. You may consider payment options such as using veteran’s benefits or social security.
Long-term care insurance, Medicaid, and personal savings are another way to fund care. Families may have to consider more difficult options such as selling a family home, cashing-in a life insurance policy, or combining resources from adult children to pay for care.
Schedule a visit to an assisted living community.
While viewing brochure, photos, floor plans, and reviews of assisted living communities is essential, an in-person visit will provide you with the most valuable information. A visit will allow you and your parent or loved one get a feel for the culture of the community and view every aspect of life at the assisted living center. If your parent or loved one is physically able to and has the time, be sure to bring them along for the tour.
At Paramount Senior Living, you can schedule a visit to any of our locations where we can provide a personalized tour, answering any questions, and addressing any concerns you may have. We will work with your schedule and take the time to give you a thorough tour of our facilities.
Involve your parent or loved in the decision-making process.
The most important thing when deciding on an assisted living facility is to ensure everyone is on board with the decision. Whether your parent is choosing, or you have to decide on their behalf, you will want to discuss the pros and cons of each facility you’ve looked at with them and try to find the option that best meets their desires and preferences. Also, be sure to check the background of the facility with the state licensing agency that works to monitor assisted living facilities.
Professional and Compassionate Assisted Living Care
At Paramount Senior Living, we understand that searching for an assisted living community for your loved one can be challenging. Contact Paramount Senior Living today to learn more about how we can help ease the difficulties of this process and provide your parent or loved one with the quality care they deserve.