February 27, 2021
When a loved one needs to move to a senior living environment due to age-related issues, the Family is often the driving force behind such a transition. This is true for both personal and financial easons.
The older person may view their situation subjectively, maintaining emotional ties to a lifestyle that has surpassed their ability to fully enjoy it. Meanwhile, the Family, having observed the loved one on a regular basis, likely has a more objective understanding of that individual’s daily and longer term needs, along with an idea of what might be in the loved one’s best interest. At the same time, the individual and their Family members often share the financial esponsibility. So choosing a senior living community becomes a group decision.
Here are questions to consider when making the choice:
When you are ready to choose a senior living community for your loved one, be sure that all final questions and loose ends are addressed. Remember, this is ideally a long-term choice and it is in everyone’s best interest to handle the transition as smoothly and as seamlessly as possible, from first impression to move-in day and beyond.