If you have aging parents you may have to decide that staying at home is not an option anymore.

If you have aging parents you may have to decide that staying at home is not an option anymore. Although, home care agencies and services can provide care, from a few hours to twenty-four seven, the stimulation of social interaction, entertainment, meals, medication management, and no longer managing the household can be a reason to place your parents in an Assisted Living Facility.

Seniors tend to wait, until a crisis occurs, before moving to an assisted living facility i.e. when they can no longer manage at home. However, planning in a non crisis environment is preferable to the crisis situation when your parents no longer want to live independently.

You have peace of mind knowing that your parents are safe and secure. They have an increased quality of life, having the security of having a staff available as well as social aspects of group living. This can be an emotional upheaval for your parents, so you may decide to have the caregivers continue with your parents, for a couple of weeks, to ease them into facility life.

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