Deciding on Assisted Living
The New York Times, October 16th, 2013
If and when a time comes in an elderly person’s life where they are physically incapable of taking proper care of themselves on a day to day basis, steps need to be taken to ensure that, one way or another, the person gets the help that they need. This can present hardship to all parties involved. More often than not, it’s the elder person’s children or other family members or friends who want to make sure that the person who took care of them for so long is now properly taken care of.
Often times, that family member or friend’s vision of proper care may differ vastly from the elder person’s vision of the same. Many of the people in this unfortunate position may be averse to assisted living, even if it’s in their own home. They may look at it as a stranger coming into their home as opposed to someone who can help. If moving into an assisted living facility is what looks most beneficial, they may be opposed to that as well, not wanting to leave the only place they’ve called home for so many years. Read the article at the link listed below to find out for information on the options available to people on both sides of this difficult equation.