All at once, you begin to notice the little changes in your mom or dad. They can’t keep up with the chores as they once used to. They get confused a little more often than normal.
Now what? You can’t provide care on a regular basis; you’ve got a family to take care of and a job to go to.
So you look to your options. Assisted living – you’ve heard about that again and again; maybe its time.
But what exactly is assisted living? What do they provide? And are they really the right choice for you, your family, and your situation?
Assisted living is an industry term that lumps together a variety of services aimed at people that need care throughout the day. It can mean a variety of things, so its important to define what you truly need before visiting assisted living facilities, so you aren’t “wow’d” by the possibilities, especially when many of them are beyond your needs and potentially even your budget.
Assisted living typically provides a type of living arrangement in which it provides some level of personal care. It also brings a level of security and comfort to the resident and the family. You may find assisted living called a variety of things, including: [Read more…]