When to put your parents in assisted living?

When to put your parents in assisted living?

Knowing when to put parents into assisted living can probably be answered by their inability to manage their medication. If your parents aren’t taking their medication the right way, this can become a serious issue. Some signs to look for are finding expired or stockpiled medications in your parents’ homes.

How long does it take to adjust to assisted living?

Senior living experts say it typically takes between three and six months for someone to adjust to assisted living. That’s an average. It might be quicker; it may take longer. Stay focused on the reasons you made the decision (safety, health, security, sanity).

When do you know it’s time for assisted living?

Difficulty with things like eating meals, taking a shower, or getting dressed might mean assisted living is the best option. Some other things to look out for is whether they are able to brush their own hair or do their own laundry without difficulty. If the answer is no then assisted living might be an option to consider.

Knowing when to put parents into assisted living can probably be answered by their inability to manage their medication. If your parents aren’t taking their medication the right way, this can become a serious issue. Some signs to look for are finding expired or stockpiled medications in your parents’ homes.

Are there alternatives to assisted living for parents?

You can consider alternatives that may delay or prevent assisted living. Among these are modifying your parents’ home to put bathrooms and bedrooms close together, changes that make it easier to get around. You can hire people to help at home — which brings another whole array of questions and issues worthy of a separate blog posting.

How much does an assisted living facility cost?

Assisted living facilities charge in the range of $40,000 – $50,000 a year for a unit. So, unless your mom is one of the very few people in the U.S. who has insurance for long-term care, there’s no one to pay for assisted living except her or you.

Senior living experts say it typically takes between three and six months for someone to adjust to assisted living. That’s an average. It might be quicker; it may take longer. Stay focused on the reasons you made the decision (safety, health, security, sanity).