If it is time to move to an assisted living facility, Care is There can help you choose the one that best suits your loved one’s preferences. We can help them move in, get acquainted with the staff and residents, and acclimate to their new surroundings. After the move, Care is There remains available to take your loved one to doctor appointments, outings, and errands.
Moving to an assisted living facility can feel traumatic. The elderly person may feel they have lost their independence and the move may have come as the result of a health crisis or a personal crisis, like the loss of a spouse. If adult children are encouraging their parent to move, the parent may resent their children’s “interference.” If dementia is present, the elderly person may feel confused and abandoned.
For the caregiver, the choice to move their loved one to an assisted living facility can be equally traumatic. They may feel they are betraying the parent they love or not meeting their responsibilities to care for their loved one, even if they also know the cannot adequately care for their parent at home or if doing so would cause too much stress for their families or employment situation.
Care is There can ease the process. We are familiar with the local assisted living facilities so we have a head start in knowing which ones fit the needs and personality of your loved ones. We are also familiar with admission practices and personnel, which can speed the admission process for you.
Services for assisted living enhancement:
- Helping you choose an assisted living facility based on your loved one’s needs and preferences
- Arranging tours of facilities for the elderly person and their loved ones
- Contacting the assisted living facilities to determine vacancies and waiting list status
- Filling out admissions paperwork and arranging necessary medical examinations
- Helping your loved one choose furnishings to take to the facility, arranging the move, placing furniture in the new space
- Connecting you to services that will help store, distribute, or sell belongings that are no longer needed
- Connecting you to services that will help sell or rent the former dwelling
- Being present as your loved one moves into their new home, introducing them to staff and residents, and insuring they have what they need
- Visiting frequently in the first weeks after admission to address needs as they arise, integrate your loved one into social activities, etc.
- Taking your loved one on one-on-one outings, errands, etc.
- Troubleshooting issues with care in the facility
- Accompanying your loved one and advocating for them during emergency room visits
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