Navigating through Senior Care Options Carefully to Find out What’s Right for Your Loved One
Caring for an aging parent might get difficult at times depending on the level of support they need. Understanding how to navigate senior care options can make ensuring your loved one is well cared for is easier than you thought. Plus, it can take some of the responsibility off of your shoulders. Let us see how it is done.
Determine Their Needs
Spend some time with your aging parent to see how well they function in their own home, what tasks or activities they struggle with, what they can do independently and where there are areas of concern. Make a list of the ways you’ve been supporting them as well. This can help you to decide what level of care might be most appropriate.
Know Your Options
Once you’ve determined their needs, it’s time to look at all of the senior care options available. It can be a good idea to check their insurance or benefits as well to see if specific services are covered or if there are any stipulations. Then spend time doing a little bit of research on senior services such as home care (also known as private duty care), independent living communities, assisted living, and nursing homes.
Talk with a Professional
Schedule a consultation with a professional like Always Best Care who can explain your options and what level of care your senior may benefit from. They can help you to compare resources and answer any questions you may have.
Recognize that your loved one’s condition will likely change over time. Be open to discussing what is in their best interest and making necessary changes.
Always Best Care offers a multitude of in-home care services to support your loved one as they age in place and can also work with you on getting them into an assisted living facility. Call Always Best Care today at (925) 210-0323 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about available elder care assistance services in East Bay.