Making any significant change in life is rarely ever easy. Even for those decisions that a person is excited about, change can be stressful. For an aging senior considering assisted living for their future, there are often many questions.
It’s important to help the aging senior understand that this isn’t about reaching the end of their life, but maximizing the quality of it during their Golden Years.
When a person is considering moving to assisted living, regardless of age, there are several steps to consider that may help in the decision-making process as well as keeping it as stress-free as possible.
Key Step #1: Choose a quality facility.
There are many different types of assisted living communities out there, but not all of them are the same. A quality assisted living facility is going to put the needs of their residents above all else.
How does one discover which facilities do this? Read about them, research them, check out the reviews and testimonials, speak to other seniors in the community, and most importantly take a tour.
During a tour, be prepared with pointed and specific questions that will help you and/or this senior decide whether this particular community is the optimal one for them.
Key Step #2: Finances.
It’s true that assisted living is more expensive than choosing an apartment, but there are many things going on at quality assisted living communities that make it worth the investment.
A senior needs to be clear about his or her financial situation to determine whether this is a feasible option for their future. When they have decided they could afford it, that can alleviate a great deal of the stress and pressure this decision can pose.
Key Step #3: Choose a facility with activities in line with the senior’s interests.
Not all facilities are going to provide the same type of activities, entertainment, and amenities as others. On that tour, make sure the senior understands what types of generalized activities and entertainment are available and that he or she would be interested in them for their future.
Key Step #4: Consider the room itself.
A resident may be able to save some money each month by sharing a room, or he or she could prefer to live in their own private room. It’s certainly not going to be like living in a house alone with regard to spacing, but the senior should be comfortable in the space they call home for their Golden Years.
For more information about senior housing in San Antonio, TX, contact Pipestone Place Assisted Living or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.