Being a caregiver of an elderly loved one can involve managing a lot of care and details. As you’re probably discovering as well, what worked great last year may not work so well this year as your loved one ages and possibly loses the ability to perform certain functions on his own. One of the best gifts you can give yourself and your loved one is to look into senior placement now, even if he won’t be ready for that level of care for years.
Because the future is uncertain for anyone, even if your loved one is doing great living on his own with just a little assistance from you, in the future, he might need more comprehensive care around the clock. His physical, cognitive, or health needs may change enough that you are no longer able to provide all the support he needs to live well and be fulfilled in his day-to-day life.
Senior placement can be a daunting task of finding the perfect place for your loved one, but it’s even more daunting when an emergency occurs and you’re having to find a place for him without having time to do some research on all of the options in your area.
Doing the research now, when you have plenty of time to chart out the area, talk to your loved one about what his desires will be, and determine what type of budget you’ll be working with, will make the transition much easier for all involved. It can seem like a daunting task, so as you consider doing your research, you might want to consider having a senior placement provider help you gather up the facts you’ll need to make a wise decision later.
Here are just a few reasons to enlist the help of a senior placement provider instead of trying to do it all on your own.
They know all of the options. There will most likely be living arrangements in your community that you aren’t even away of, so having someone who works directly in senior placement will give you the ability to make an informed decision and not just choose the first place you hear about, or the most popular senior home in town because it might not be a good fit for your loved one.
Speaking of the right fit, a professional senior placement provider will get to know you and your loved one before offering any suggestions so you don’t need to waste your time and energy looking into a home that you then discover would never work for your loved one.
They know details about senior living facilities that aren’t written down anywhere. Because this is their vocation, they’ve worked with most of the local living facilities and can help you determine if the staffing, rooming, and care are going to meet your expectations.
They don’t charge you. Most senior placement providers are compensated by the facilities that their clients get placed in so they don’t charge you for their services.
Looking into options today doesn’t mean your loved one needs to move tomorrow. It’ll just provide your family with the important information they’ll need for when and if that day comes.
If you or an aging loved one are considering your Senior Placement Services please contact the caring staff at Connect Our Elders today! (858) 222-9241
Connect Our Elders provides free advisory and senior care planning across the U.S.
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