Family Role in Assisted Living

How to Help Parents When a Move Separates Them

As seniors age it’s not unusual for them to need some added care in order to live the lifestyle they desire while staying happy and healthy. Unfortunately, it’s also true that when seniors begin to need care, it may be necessary for couples to separate as a result of different care needs. For example, if one parent needs assistance with activities of daily living and the other parent is more independent but is unable to care for their loved one, it can cause there to be a need for one parent to move in order to get him or her the care that’s required. 

How to Communicate Effectively with Your Loved One’s Assisted Living Staff

If your loved one is living in an assisted living community, it’s important for you to stay involved as their family member and advocate. Sometimes, you will need to be their voice when it comes to sharing their needs with the staff and caregivers of the community. In order to make sure that your loved one’s needs are being met, you need to know how to communicate effectively with the assisted living staff.

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