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Talking with Your Senior about Assisted Living

If your noticing changes in your loved one’s behavior or mental and physical health it could be time to discuss a move to a senior care community.  Talking with your loved one about a move to Assisted Living or Nursing Home community can be an extremely sensitive subject. It can be made easier if you start the conversation by telling your loved one that you are concerned about their overall health and happiness and daily care requirements.

Be a good listener and respectful of your loved ones feelings and avoid any arguments.  Your loved one should know that you care about their opinion, health and well-being and that you are looking for the best care and life style options available.

Include your loved one in as many aspects of the community selection and relocation as possible. Your conversation about relocating to an assisted living or nursing home community should tactfully address any concerns about moving from the family home, loss of independence and any fears of isolation. It’s also appropriate to mention that as the primary caregiver, you are concerned about your ability to provide all of their needed care requirements. A move to a professional care community will allow you to spend “quality time” together, instead of worrying about the round the clock care.

Highlight the positives of specialized senior care and offer to schedule visits several senior care communities. Schedule an appointment to tour the entire community, enjoy a meal in the dining room, and talk with as many current residents as possible. Schedule time to meet staff members and to see how they relate to your loved one. Ask questions about regular daily care, and mention any special care requirements, discuss staff to resident ratio, as well as planned activities and special events, transportation to appointments, church, shopping and field trips.

Jacksonville Senior Care Communities Provide Improved Health and Quality of Life

Moving to one of Jacksonville’s care communities will provide your loved one with 24/7 professional care and supervision in a safe and secure living environment. Assisted Living and Nursing Homes provide experienced and caring help with medications, provide nutritional meals and snacks, housekeeping, and offer planned events and socialization, all tailored to the individual’s physical and mental abilities.

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