If you’re wondering how to help your aging parents, assisted living is a good option to consider. This is a regulated and licensed facility where your parents live in a homely environment whilst getting the required care. The video gives guidance on what to expect in an assisted living facility.
The number of residents can be from 20 to 200, and the facilities can be simple or fancy. Some may cater to a specific culture and provide activities, food, and spiritual support accordingly. All facilities encourage independence and provide a range of activities and games. These facilities are a long-term solution, and therefore accommodate the changing needs of your parent as well.
You can choose a shared room or a private residence for your loved one. All facilities have a family area for families to sit while visiting. There are also memory care units and trained staff that assist people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The cost depends on the type of facility, type of rooms, and additional services such as bathing and grooming, and may be less expensive than home care. Visit various facilities and find out as much information as you can before moving your parent there.