This post on making a choice in long term care for seniors is sponsored by Global Influence.
Making a choice in long term care for seniors that have age related diseases and ill health is hard. I know as I had the experience of helping my husband in making a choice for his auntie. One thing for certain, and that is, that it is never easy! Plus you have to make sure that you include the person going into the facility in the decision making. After all they will be living there not you!
Choosing an assisted care facility for a parent or loved one is a difficult choice. I know as I had to help my husband and his auntie decide which nursing facility to choose. We did not make the decision lightly as we toured several nursing care facilities in our local vicinity. Each of these facilities had their own pricing, programs, services and amenities.
I think that more important than the cost of each facility is the type of care that they provide. I know that when the time comes for me to choose an assisted care living facility for my parents, I will make sure that I evaluate each of these facilities like we did with my husbands auntie to ensure that they provide quality care.
I know that the one that the one that we chose for my husbands auntie was a facility that best suited her needs. They offer various types of support, which are emotional, physical, as well as medical. They also have a full calendar of educational, social and cultural events and entertainment opportunities available seven days a week through their senior living programs. My husbands auntie really enjoys the craft and bingo group.
The cost of this assisted living facility was also within my husbands auntie budget which was a big plus!
If you need to come to a decision about long term care for a loved one, knowing answers to any questions that you may have is important. This information on care options at the Care Conversations website can be helpful. You may also want to view this informative video on care options.
Join the #CareConvo Twitter party with @Resourcefulmom on 11/12 at 8 PM ET for more details and support on how to care for aging parents