Do you have an aging loved one who relies heavily on you to help them with daily tasks? Although you do not mind helping out, you have quickly realized it is becoming a bit too much for you. If your loved one is unable to prepare food, clean the home or even take a shower on their own, you may want to talk to them about moving into an assisted living facility.
The facility is a safe place for the elderly and disabled who are unable to care for themselves properly. There are multiple benefits to allowing your loved one to live in one of these facilities while surrounded by helpful staff members.
1. Your Loved One Will Receive On Demand Care
Are there times when your loved one seems to need your help, but you are nowhere near their home because you have work and other obligations? If so, you may feel guilty about not being able to provide care during the day and at night. Those who stay at the assisted living facility receive care when they need it. They might not always need someone to help them, but they can quickly have a staff member rush to their room to help them with bathing, meals and other tasks.
The person you care about may have a hard time getting up and down the stairs. You would not want them to attempt to get up the stairs on their own in their home and then get hurt because they fell down. When that person is at the assisted living facility, you will not have to worry about that happening because there are always people around to assist with everything.
2. Staff Members Become Trustworthy Companions
People who struggle with mobility and completing tasks they used to do for themselves regularly may begin to feel depressed and alone. However, the staff members at the facility are always supportive, kind and helpful. They become trustworthy companions who are willing to have lengthy conversations with the residents. Your loved one may begin building a wonderful friendship with several of the employees at the facility.
3. You Can Stress Less and Relax a Bit More
There is no shame in feeling stressed out about caring for a loved one. You have other obligations that you cannot just stop doing, but you still want to care for person in your life who means a lot to you because you know they need the extra help. You can reduce some of your stress and feel a bit more relaxed knowing the person you love is receiving the care they need at all times while living in a safe facility.
Contact a facility like Grace Assisted Living for more information about how to begin this transition.Share
23 June 2016
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