When you hear, the term assisted living you might conjure up a picture in your mind of a senior citizen facility where the elderly live with home care aides. Home takes on a different perspective for this elderly group and their family members. It is not the warm intimate cozy setting of your parent’s home where you grew up or where they downsized after you married. The assisted living placement facilities have been designed to establish a home base for individuals like your mom or dad who may need support with some of their daily living functions. However, that same care can also be provided in your loved one’s home without them moving.
The home care aides can come to your mother or father just as easily as they can to an assisted living facility. In some cases, they may be family members who not only are loving and caring, but in helping your parent, they are helping themselves staying active and earning a paycheck. Often having a family member or family friend to care for mom or dad enhances your parent’s response to the assistance they need. Many older adults today are resistant on placement for living assistance as they want to retain their independence if possible and then some.
Some of the services offered in the assisted living facilities, such as physical and occupational therapy and the social clubs are open to the public. If your parent is living at home and being supported by a caregiver, they may participate in some of the activities with other friends and relatives who may be residing in the assisted living communities in Dayton and Mason. This is an opportunity to share in activities and socialize. If they are need of the services at these facilities their care team may introduce them to their options.