It's so hard to face this decision for your parents. The roles are reversed, and you are now the caretaker in the relationship. The people who raised you, loved you and protected you throughout your life need your help. You are met with the frightening job of choosing a senior living community for them when they can no longer care for themselves. We know how intimidating this task can be when there are so many communities and services to choose from that all claim to do the same thing.
It's never easy to talk about senior living and senior care with family or loved ones. It's easy to ignore the subject and wait it out. However, when a senior and their loved ones find themselves in a situation where care is needed sooner rather than later, it can be a stressful process to choose an in-home senior care provider or a senior community at the last minute.
One of life's most difficult transitions can be when an adult child becomes the caregiver for their parent. The role reversal can be tough for everyone involved. For the caregiver, it is emotionally and physically exhausting. No one wants to watch a parent’s health decline. If you find yourself in this situation, know that you aren't alone. What can you do to keep a senior parent safe while still protecting their pride and sense of independence?
Depending on what stage of memory loss your loved one is experiencing, this condition can present new challenges in caring and communicating with the individual. Regular activities that you once enjoyed may change and new challenges can present themselves when interacting with this person. Finding ways to engage and care for your loved one will help ease the stress of caretaking and dealing with memory loss.