Do you notice little things about your aging loved one’s quality of life? Maybe they’re having trouble dressing or taking medications. Maybe you notice they’re having difficulty getting around. Would you sleep a little better knowing your loved one was in a safe, comfortable environment? Then maybe it’s time to have “the talk” about assisted living. At Schonberg Care, we realize talking to your loved one about moving into a senior living community is never an easy subject. That’s why we compiled a list of tips to help your family’s conversation go as smoothly as possible.
Be sensitive towards your loved one’s thoughts and feelings. Think about it, your loved one has spent their entire lives building memories in their home. Letting go of those memories and the home they’ve built can be difficult.
Include them in the conversation
Do not approach your loved one as if you’ve already made a decision for them. Try to bring up senior living as an option, make it light-hearted conversation. It is very important your loved one feels that their voice is being heard.
Telling your loved one you’re worried about them living alone is okay. In fact, they probably will appreciate the honesty. Explain the potential hazards of living alone and how senior living communities can provide assistance if something were to happen.
Your loved is going to have a lot of questions. For instance, many seniors have a perception that assisted living facilities are dreary places with not much to do. Dispel that myth by showing examples of luxurious and modern residences that many assisted living communities have to offer.
Visit different communities
Finding the right assisted living facility is incredibly important. Help your loved one choose a community that makes them feel welcome and comfortable. Your family should consider things like amenities, staff, and location of each facility when choosing a home.
If you do find yourself searching for the perfect senior living community, consider a Schonberg Care Community. With eleven communities spanning Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care and offering incomparable amenities in our communities. From independent and assisted living to memory care, contact us today to learn more about what each community has to offer.