Transitioning to a Senior Care Facility: How a Senior Care Agency Can Help
One of the biggest concerns for seniors as they get older is maintaining their independence; one of the biggest concerns for their loved ones is ensuring their safety and happiness. In-home care can be a wonderful and effective way to provide aging adults with the assistance and support they need to age in place. However, there comes a time when in-home care is not enough, and seniors require a higher level of care.
This mean that families must start looking at options for assisted living, dementia or Alzheimer’s care, residential care, or skilled nursing facilities depending on their senior’s needs. Sifting through all of these options – or even just figuring out where to start – can seem overwhelming. There are more than 33,000 assisted living communities alone in the United States. Fortunately, senior care agencies like Always Best Care can help make the process easier and more effective.
Determining Your Loved One’s Needs
A senior care agency can work with you to identify the appropriate level of care for your aging parent. Always Best Care takes the time to talk with families to determine which setting would best meet their loved one’s needs and preferences while also fitting within their budget. Some facilities provide a specific level of care while others have multiple options to adapt to changing demands. Always Best Care partners with multiple properties in the area to provide families with quality recommendations based on their unique situation.
Keep an open mind and visit several facilities to see what they have to offer. Always Best Care personally escorts families and their loved ones on tours so they can answer any questions, make introductions, and help them feel more comfortable with their options. Not every site will be the best fit, and that’s okay, so be honest about your feedback. There are always other facilities to consider.
Making the Transition
Once you have selected a facility, Always Best Care can help you get all of the details coordinated so your loved one can move into their new home. Remember that it can take several weeks for your aging parent to adjust to their new environment and really settle in. Depending on the setting, Always Best Care can continue providing in-home care at the facility to provide any additional support your loved one may need. Be supportive of your senior getting out and about to meet new people and try different activities that are offered. This can help smooth the transition.
Working together with a senior care agency can help you feel more confident that you are doing what is best for your loved one and providing them with a quality living environment that meets their needs. Always Best Care makes comparing and touring facilities easier for you and can provide valuable insight, information, and resources for your review. When you’re ready to transition your senior to a higher level of care, turn to Always Best Care for free referral services as well as support along each step of the way. Contact Always Best Care at (855) 470-2273 to schedule your free consultation and get the process started.