How Will You Take Care of Your Aging Parents?

As your parent’s age, they may reach a stage when they may no longer care for themselves. Therefore, you, with some difficulty, will have to make decisions about their future living situation. Whether, to bring in home care, assisted living facility or a nursing home. Many seniors are frightened and afraid with the thought of leaving their home. Consequently, your parents may become depressed and withdrawn, which leads to a deteriorating health condition.

When making your decision, your parents may not need to go straight to a nursing home. However, this is your parent’s biggest fear. Nursing homes are great options for people requiring skilled care or help with activities with daily living. Although, your parents may not require these unnecessary measures, they may require help with some tasks, bathing, dressing, food preparation etc. Therefore, home care is a possibility. With home care, your parents remain in known surroundings, with aides attending to the care they need, but maintain their independence.

Additionally, your parents may enter an assisted living facility. Do not wait until a crisis. Encourage, your parents visit your local assisted living facilities. Have them involved in the decision making process.

Your decisions have to be based upon finances, aswell as heath care. Nursing homes are approximately $8,000 to $11,000 in this area. Assisted Ling Facilities, depending on the level of care, from being independent to requiring a great deal of non-medical care, range from $4,000 to $9,000. However, home care can be expensive aswell, ranging from a few hours per day to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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