Assisted living communities are increasingly popular these days and they can provide excellent services for your loved ones who need some assistance with activities of daily living. However, sometimes it can be difficult to talk about assisted living with your parents. How do you approach this subject? And how do you make your family members feel that they are loved, cared for, and protected?
At TerraBella Newton, we are aware that this subject is delicate and it needs to be tackled with gentleness. Keep reading to find out how you can open up the discussion about assisted living communities when talking with your parents.
Do Your Research First
It’s important to do your homework and research the different assisted living communities in your area. By doing so, you will learn more about these communities, the assisted living services offered there as well as the nearby amenities. This new information will help you during your discussions with your parents. Also, you will have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will be well cared for and protected in one of these assisted living communities.
Discuss Housing Options
You’ll be happy to find out that assisted living apartment homes incorporate a plethora of features. Some of these apartments are smaller as they are designed for one or two people. They include a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and living room with a large TV set. Most assisted living communities are pet friendly and some apartments are specially designed to accommodate the needs of your loved ones. For example, safety bars and handles are installed in bathrooms to prevent accidents and injuries.
Introduce the Amenities and Features
When talking to your parents, you should focus on the amenities and features offered in these assisted living communities. For example, did you know that the residents of these communities participate in daily physical activities to improve their health and mobility? Also, experienced chefs prepare delicious and nutritious meals for people in assisted living communities every day. This means that your loved ones will be able to get all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they need to live a healthy life. Also, specific food allergies will be taken into consideration to avoid illnesses and other health problems.
Talk about Assisted Living Frequently
Finally, do not try to talk about everything in a single discussion. You should make a habit of bringing this up once in a while when you’re visiting your parents. By doing so, you are not forcing anything on your parents and your loved ones will not feel like they are pressured into moving into an assisted living community. If you’re visiting your parents weekly, consider bringing this subject up after a pleasant meal, and do not spend more than thirty minutes discussing assisted living. By taking this slow, gentle approach, your parents will soon come to understand that you are just being concerned about their health and safety.
At TerraBella Newton, we aim to provide our residents with exceptional services and the utmost care. We know that transitioning to assisted living can be difficult for your loved ones and our trained team members are happy to help and support your loved ones as they settle into the community. Contact TerraBella Newton today to learn more about our senior living programs.