How do I discuss assisted-living options with my parent?

The earlier you can start this conversation the better. We find that involving the senior in making an informed decision gives them independence and dignity. Call a placement advisor and briefly let them know that you are looking for assisted-living. Even if it is not in your love ones near future, ask The advisor to recommend one or two communities that would meet your loved one’s needs now. Then call the Community and asked to come for lunch and stay for a tour. Many seniors remember the “nursing homes” of long ago and equate the Assisted Living communities of today with them. It will be a welcome surprise! Schedule lunch and a tour periodically as you sense the need is becoming eminent . When the time comes, your loved one Will be able to choose for themselves without fear of the unknown.