When you are caring for aging parents, there are many concerns and questions you may have as their health fades and their mental acuity wanes. The family that owns Ashton Place and all of the caring staff understand that this can be a difficult time, and we hope to ease the difficulties you are facing during this time.
How Do You Know if it’s Time for Your Parent to Move to an Assisted Living Facility?
This can be a difficult question to ask, and an even more difficult question to answer. If it is your own parents you are asking this question about, you will know them well and know what they are like. Some people are stubbornly independent, while others are happy to enter into a community that offers assistance. Some families prefer to depend on each other, rather than turn to strangers.
Has the Time Arrived?
It is a fact of life, however, that not all people are able to remain in their own homes, and in this day and age, it is common for families, even emotionally close-knit families, to live hours away from each other. You may be asking yourself, or discussing among your siblings, whether it is time for your parents to move to an assisted living facility or not. There are many factors that play into the decision, and we will be going over these factors in this blog series.
Decreased Mental Acuity
Mental acuity is mental sharpness, and this can decline for many reasons as a person ages. The root cause is important to discover so that, if it something that can be treated, it can be done. Decreased mental acuity can lead to many unsafe circumstances where the person can injure themselves or others.
This is a subject that dovetails out into many other subjects, and we hope to cover many for you to help you and your family through this important life transition. Check back for future blogs that will cover a variety of topics. Call Ashton Place for information and to inquire if your loved one is a good candidate for assisted living.