(Guest Video Blog Above from Gene Guarino and the Residential Assisted Living Academy)
It’s time and you’re going to have the conversation with the parents about moving into assisted living. If you really focus on what’s good for them, it’s good for you.
Many times older relatives will sell their house and move after all of the kids are out of the house. They want to move to a warmer environment and retire. Some do want to do it and plan for it. They may go visit for a few weeks during the winter. They can get comfortable with the fact that there’s a place they can go. For them, this may be the right thing.
It may be time to hire somebody or move mom and dad into assisted living. That transition can be smoother if somebody comes in to help in the home, but that’s more expensive. Or they move into a home with this small group of seniors. The closer it is to you the more you can visit. Many times that relationship gets deeper and closer because they’re making the time and the effort to go see them and spend time.
Those caregivers are trained and it allows you to be the son, the daughter, the granddaughter, the grandson. It allows you to play the part that you were designed to play. Whether it’s in your own home or in that facility it’s good for them and for you.