It’s natural as adult children to feel a sense of guilt for moving your elderly parent into a senior living solution. You’ll question whether you’re doing the right thing – Will they be happy? Will they be well cared for? The most important thing is to remember, it’s in the best interest of your parent. With all the advantages that assisted living has to offer, here are 5 reasons to stop feeling guilty, and maybe even feel a bit jealous!
1. Social Circle. If your parent was isolated at home, at a senior living community they’ll revitalize their spirit with a social network of their peers, group activities, games, outings, moving screenings, plays and picnics. Your loved ones may have more of social calendar than you!
2. Home Sweet, Almost Home. Senior communities are built with comfort and independence in mind. They look more like apartments or condominiums, making it easier for your loved one to move into.
3. Onsite Health Care. While senior living communities are intended for those residents are don’t require a great deal of medical care on a daily basis, they have onsite nursing and other healthcare staff, and promote healthy living solutions so residents can continue to prosper and prolong their good health through healthy eating options and exercise classes, to name a few.
4. No more Chores. Most senior living communities offer a variety of meal plans, housekeeping and laundry service. While the idea is for your parent to still remain as independent as possible, these services assist them in the daily activities they may have been neglecting at home.
5. Your Loved One is Safe and Sound. With security systems and onsite personnel, your parent doesn’t have to worry about neighborhood break-ins or unwanted solicitors. Senior living facilities provide 24-hour safety and security so day or night, help is only a phone call away if your parent needs assistance.
Your Next Move can help you locate the perfect senior housing for your aging loved one. Our team of relocation specialists are also with you through every step of the transition process including downsizing, estate sales, moving household goods, and home sale.
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Julie Kopetsky, President