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Talking About a Move to Assisted Living

Talking to your loved one about relocation to assisted living can be an extremely sensitive subject. However, it’s a step you must take if you’re concerned about their overall health and daily care. When having the conversation, it’s important to be a good listener and respectful of your loved ones feelings. Your loved one should be include in as many aspects of the relocation as possible, knowing that you care about their opinion, health and well-being and that you are looking for the best care and life style options available.

Talking about relocating to an assisted living or nursing home community should tactfully address any concerns about moving away from the family home, loss of independence and any fears of isolation. It’s also appropriate to mention that as a caregiver, you are concerned about your ability to provide all of their needed care requirements, and that a move to a professional care facility will allow you to spend “quality time” together, instead of worrying about round the clock care and chores.

Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities in Jacksonville Provide Quality Care and Quality of Life:
We are fortunate to have so many quality senior care facilities available to seniors here in greater Jacksonville, Orange Park and St Augustine. Moving to one of these care facilities will provide your loved one with round the clock professional care and supervision in a safe and secure environment. Assisted Living and Nursing Homes provide help with medications, nutritional meals and snacks, housekeeping, and offer daily activities and planned events that are tailored to the individual’s physical and mental abilities.

Schedule Several Visits:
While highlighting the positives, offer to schedule several visits for you and your loved one. Schedule an appointment to tour the entire facility, plan on having a meal, and meeting as many current residents as possible. Allow enough time to meet staff members and to see how they relate to your loved one. Ask questions about regular daily care, any special care requirements, staff to resident ratio, planned activities and special events, transportation to appointments, church, shopping and field trips. This will allow your loved one to become comfortable with the idea of a move and to see how current resident are enjoying their life style, without needing to worry about day to day care, and the hassles of home ownership and maintenance.

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