Elderlink knows you want to care for your aged parents and show them more than enough affection because we cherish them. But there are times this is almost impossible because they might be suffering from a age-related condition and need specialized care in an assisted living facility.
HERE ARE SOME STEPS TO FOLLOW THAT MAY MAKE IT A BIT EASIER FOR BOTH OF YOU
First, you should expect some level of resistance from your aged parents. They might feel you are taking them to an assisted living facility because they are becoming a burden to you. Your elderly loved one might fail to understand the various benefits that are associated with living in such a community that fosters senior care. These posts will enable you to know what to do so that the transition process can be a smooth one for them.
- Let your aged parents remain in control
No matter the level of objection from them, don’t ever let them out of the decision-making process. Help them to see the significance of the move, but never force it. Remember, your aged parents are the ones to live in the facility, not you. You need to allow them to be in control. The more you involve them in the process, the more the transition will be smoother for them. We understand is some cases this is simply impossible, but always attempt to keep them in the decision-making process when possible.
- Give them enough time
Don’t expect to check your parents into an assisted living after one week of informing them. They need enough time to assimilate and understand what lies ahead of them. The fact is that life might take a different twist for them because they are moving to a different environment.
- Work closely with the staff
The team at ElderLink and the staff at the assisted living facility are well trained. You can rely on their expertise. Ask them anything that concerns you regarding the move. Most facilities provide extra support and guidance to families. They can also assist your aged parent to transit quickly into the facility.
- Help them to downsize
This is one of the biggest challenges many families face when trying to help an aged parent relocate to a facility. It’s challenging to convince them to dispose of a large portion of their personal belongings. Don’t rush it. Consider going to the facility and having your parents sit in the room and get a feel for how much space there is and let them take the first run and trimming down what they can. The facility can help you and your family members to understand the right number of belongings that are allowed into an assisted living unit.
Transiting into a facility is never an easy process for the elderly. However, you can make it easier for them with the tips discussed in this guide. ElderLink.org is the oldest Senior Referral Service in California, we have helped thousands of families like yours. Here is why we are the number one choice when choosing a service to make this transition go much smoother. Experience, consideration sprinkled with a little love tells our story. 1-800–613-5772 or click this link to get to our website filled with all the information you will need https://www.elderlink.org/