Researching Senior Personal Care Services
In life, there are times we think, If I only knew then what I know now, I would have made a different choice. This is especially true when it comes to making important decisions for your loved one and researching the best lifestyle options for them.
If you’ve started to look for full-time care for your parent or loved one, here’s some advice from people who’ve already made the decision you’re considering.
It’s hard to make smart decisions when you’re panicked.
Making an informed choice is difficult when you don’t have a lot of time to gather and evaluate all the information “ especially if it’s something as multi-faceted as deciding what type of care would work best for your loved one.
It’s better to have a plan before you need a plan.
This goes with the advice above. It’s easier to adjust the plan you already have than to come up with one on the fly.
Downsizing is best done in stages.
Spring cleaning, holidays and any other family gatherings are a great time to go through things and decide what can be given to family and friends, what can be donated and what can be thrown out. Take it in small chunks and figure out what is truly important to the persons who’s moving. Then, if the time comes for a move, you’ll be ready.
The conversation and the decision will be emotional.
Talking about moving your loved one out of their home will be an emotional conversation for them and for you. Treat it with the care it deserves, but once you make a decision, be resolute. If possible, try to start the conversation well in advance so your loved one can get used to the idea.
If you’ve already narrowed down your options, here are the most important questions to ask on your search.
While the decision may be difficult, knowing and exploring your options will help you find the right fit for your loved one. If you’d like to discuss your options further, fill out the Contact Us form on this page, or call us at 484.577.3515.