Whether your aging parent lives miles away and their health requirements are changing, they require more care than you can offer, or they simply deserve a more meaningful lifestyle, many adult children and their aging parents are considering a relocation to an assisted living community. Many people are hesitant to leave their houses they know and love. When this occurs, it may take some persuasion to convince your aging parent to think about moving. While this may be challenging and difficult, it is not impossible. Continue reading to find out how to convince them to consider assisted living!
Plant the Topic
Don’t approach your aging parents as if you’ve already decided for them. It is advisable to begin discussing assisted living and other senior care choices with parents well before the need arises. If you haven’t already built the basis for this possibility, simply remark that there are solutions available that might make their life simpler, safer, and more pleasurable.
Go on Tours
Even if they don’t know anyone at a certain retirement community, you can still take your parents there for a dinner or an activity they love. Keep things light and avoid pressing the subject while you’re there. If possible, visit more than one and solicit feedback from your parents. Do they prefer larger or smaller communities? Is a fresh and modern style appropriate for their personality, or would a somewhat older, cozier community be preferable? Which location’s meals did they like the most? Which one has the most intriguing activity and excursion schedule?
Show an interest in how much privacy residents have. Inquire whether your parents may furnish their own flat with items from their own house. Bring a measuring tape with you to help you both picture how their new home may be set up and decorated. Show the same degree of enthusiasm you would if you were assisting your parents in moving into a new apartment, since that is precisely what you are doing.
Highlight the Benefits of Assisted Living
Highlight the advantages and peace of mind that greater help with activities of daily living (ADLs) as well as safety precautions will provide for both of you. Highlight the fact that assisted living helps seniors to avoid everyday duties and inconveniences so they can spend their time doing activities they like. Although there is no yard maintenance, horticultural activities are available. Meals are served in the dining room, but some units include kitchenettes, allowing seniors to prepare if they desire. There is plenty of time to be alone, but company is right outside their door. You know your loved ones best, so accentuate the parts you know they will adore.
Assisted Living at TerraBella Summit
Our retirement community’s Assisted Living program may be ideal for you or a loved one who values independence but may require some support with daily tasks. Cozy senior living apartments, a plethora of on-site amenities, and services such as our made-from-scratch meals, senior-specific fitness courses, in-house worship, and much more assist in empowering residents to live a more meaningful and rewarding lifestyle.
Contact us today to learn more about our Assisted Living program!