There may come a time when we realize that our aging parents can no longer live independently—either they no longer want to live alone, or they are beginning to require more daily assistance. If you find yourself in this situation, you and your family now face the task of determining what senior living option is right for you.
Loving yourself can be a little challenging for most individuals. If you have older loved ones relying on assisted living care, it can be even more of a feat. Grandparents or parents who were raised during the Great Depression era may not have had the luxury of practicing self-love and may still be living in a survival-first mindset. When negative connotations float around your own thoughts, practicing self-love is even more challenging.
Every adult son wants a stress-free life transition for his elderly parent, whether it is into assisted living in San Antonio or memory care in Austin. At Franklin Park, we encourage all adult children to help ease their parents into this transition, address all their concerns, and be sure to make them as comfortable as possible. We have staff that is highly trained for senior transitioning, but there are also steps that you can do for your loved one as well. The following are the five steps to guide you and your parent into a smooth and stress-free transition.
How do you know if it is time for your loved one to consider relocating to an assisted living facility? It is not always easy to understand how. At Franklin Park, we have created this guide to help you with that decision. Based on our years of experience in the industry, we have developed this resource to walk you through five general concern categories: Aging, Social, Financial, Transportation, and Home. In addition to questions for you to consider as well as signs that your loved one may need more support, we also review how you can incorporate the observations of other caregivers into your family's discernment process. At Franklin Park, we are dedicated to caring for all of our residents and their family members. That care starts now, at the beginning of your journey.
The idea of leaving your home is emotional – especially if you feel lost about what options you have. If you feel insecure about continuing to live independently or are tired of the upkeep that comes with owning a home – you may want to consider assisted living. Assisted living communities offer options for adults who do not need 24-hr medical care, but need help on a daily basis.
To help you understand assisted living, we’ve compiled some things you may not know about assisted living communities.
Topics: Assisted Living
Moving can be an intimidating process, and one of the things we hear from regularly from our potential residents’ family members is ‘How do I move my parents into assisted living?’ It’s a complicated question with many different ways to look at it. We understand that it is an emotional time for both parent and child as they work together to start a new life chapter.