When you are no longer able to give your loved one the care that they deserve as a result of increasing health problems, or you find that their social life and well-being are being negatively affected because of a lack of social interaction, it may be time to transition your loved one into an assisted living community. While you have your loved one’s best interests at heart, they may be reluctant to make the move and they know you only want what’s best, but they might think you don’t understand or care how they feel.
In order to give parents the amount of care and attention that they deserve as they age, we may find ourselves over-exerting ourselves to be the caregivers and sons/daughters they need. As they begin to need more attention and care, we may become riddled with caregiver stress or burnout, making us unable to be the caregivers that they truly deserve.
As we age, the care we need increases. Many times, we try our best to stay at home as long as possible. While staying at home can keep us comfortable in the place we are most familiar with, it may not always be the best option. Assisted living communities can provide advantages that home care cannot, such as security, social activities and on-site medical facilities. This can not only help to lift your loved one’s spirit, but it can keep them living as independent as possible for as long as possible.