If you have noticed changes in the needs or behavior of your elderly loved one, then it may be time for you to talk with him or her about moving to an assisted living facility. Here at San Clemente Villas By The Sea, our senior residents enjoy a variety of fabulous amenities and get the help they need while enjoying their active independent lifestyles. Here is a closer look at how you can talk to your independent loved one about assisted living:
Start by talking about the future. It can be challenging to figure out just how to start the conversation about the possibility of assisted living. You don’t want to catch your loved one off-guard, or make him or her feel like you are trying to take away his or her independence. But you also want to make sure your loved one understands how you feel about his or her care and safety. Start by talking to your parent or grandparent about the future. This can allow your loved one to tell you how he or she feels about the future, making it easier to suggest an assisted living facility.
Make a list of needs or concerns. After starting the conversation about retirement communities, it is important to determine what your loved one will need in his or her new home. Encourage your loved one to make a list of features or amenities that he or she expects in a new home. You can help your loved one create a list that features items such as spacious apartments, closeness to medical care, and a variety of community features. Your elderly loved one may also want to make a list of concerns he or she has regarding his or her shelter and care.
Do your research together. You can start looking for the right facility after talking about features, amenities, and location. Plan visits to any potential options to get a better feel for which choice will be best for your loved one.
Your elderly loved one can find everything he or she is looking for here at San Clemente Villas By The Sea. If you would like to learn more about our community for active independent seniors, you can give us a call today at (949) 485-4028.