For family and loved ones
Making the decision.
Considering moving a loved one into a retirement community can be a taxing decision for families. People often struggle between the worry for an older relative’s well-being, and the prospect of potentially taking them from their home. It’s also a difficult conversation to have with the relative in question, whether it be a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle. Contemplating a major change of lifestyle can be challenging for anyone, especially when they may feel like they are losing a level of independence and dignity.
However, the constant stress of caring for an elderly loved one can put strain on an already busy life and create uncertainty within families. Moving them into a comfortable, luxury facility with a variety of amenities and support services can positively impact both parties and simplify each of your lives.
Knowing the move is the best option.
Have you noticed your elderly loved one’s house isn’t as tidy as usual? Maybe they’re increasingly overwhelmed with their day-to-day responsibilities, such as cooking, medication, bills, or laundry? Or do they seem lonely and isolated?
Things could be more severe, with your family member dealing with an ongoing health issue or having recently suffered an injury-causing accident. Has this increased your concern for them being on their own?
These are all signs that they would greatly benefit from moving into a retirement community. Here, they can enjoy worry-free living while regularly socializing with their peers. Availing of our amenities, meeting new people, and having their well-being closely supported can be the lifestyle change needed to instill renewed happiness and independence.
What is my role?
This is your opportunity to help navigate your loved one through this difficult and complicated time. Make sure you know as much as possible about their potential new living situation so you can assist them in coming to the best conclusion. Be on-hand to guide them, ask and answer questions, and know the differences in levels of care. You should also have a thorough understanding of your loved one’s needs and requirements to be certain they’re living in their most desired and suitable situation.
Remember, you are making this decision with them, not for them. If the process leaves them feeling like they may be losing their independence, deciding without their full consent may only exacerbate the situation. Remain an encouraging and informative presence as they embark on this positive change, reminding them that this is an exciting new chapter in their lives.
To learn more about The Residence at Littledale for a loved one, contact us today.