I’m Waiting Till It Gets Really Bad!
It is our pleasure at Senior Life Journeys to work with families who are seeking an assisted living community or memory care community for their loved one. We meet some of the nicest people, and we meet folks who are really stressed and saddened at the events of life. It is our goal to bring peace and hope to their lives. We do this through helping them find the very best assisted living for their loved one and their budget. We help them at NO CHARGE whatsoever.
But… I often have folks say, “We are waiting until Momma gets so bad that she doesn’t know us. Then we will move her.” “I’m waiting until I just can’t care for my spouse before I move them to assisted living.” Hmmmm…. Let’s think about that.
We know individuals who have dementia, and move to an assisted living, live longer and have a better quality of life than those who live at home. That is shocking to many family members, but it is true. The reason it is true is the constant interaction, physical stimulation, mental stimulation, consistent healthy meals, and consistent medication management all come together to make a healthier and happier individual.
Today my Momma is on a day long trip to the beach. She had to arise at 5:00 AM (which we are pretty sure Momma has not done in 30 years), and the bus left by 6AM. They won’t be back to the assisted living until late this evening. They are traveling, enjoying the company of their friends, and being well cared for. It is a great thing for Momma and her friends!
But, you can wait until life demands you to make the move. There is a risk involved, though. If you wait that long, your favorite community might not be willing to accept your loved one into their community. However, if they are a member of their community before the situation becomes desperate, and their behavior becomes difficult, the community is more likely to keep them in the community. AND, the difficult behavior might not occur at all because they lived in an assisted living and were receiving all the benefits I just mentioned.
Don’t delay. Make the move as early as possible. Let Senior Life Journeys help you. We can assist you no matter where in the country you live.
Sometimes, You’ve Just Got To Laugh!
I don’t mean to brag, but I finished my 14-day diet food in 3 hours and 20 minutes.