The Holidays are here and what a wonderful time to spend with the family that we love. Fabulous meals together, cozying up to watch Football playoffs, trips to see beautiful Christmas lights, laughing over the Pictionary drawings, and sweet conversations at the kitchen table with mom over coffee.
What might not be so sweet, is noticing the differences in mom or dad as they age. Discovering that they cannot really take care of themselves properly anymore, and they need assistance with ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living – bathing, dressing, grooming, and eating). They forget to take their medications and the house is a mess. These are tough realities and the truth is: Mom and/or Dad need Assisted Living.
Here are some helpful suggestions when having the conversation with Mom and/or Dad about moving to Assisted Living:
- Understand the cognitive level of your loved one
- Empower your loved one to help make decisions
- Choose items for their AL home that have meaning to them
- Move items and set up the AL home prior to the day of admission
- Have the AL home set up to look inviting when your loved one walks in to their new home
- On the day of admission, reinforce your loved one’s empowerment
You want the best for your parent! Ensuring a safe, healthy thriving home is of most importance. We invite you to discover the happy, helpful family environment at Methodist Retirement Communities.
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