People are so precious, no matter what age. Your parents, your grandparents, they are so treasured and valuable. They are a wealth of knowledge, life experiences, and a resource of information.
Now if your parents of someone elderly that you love and care for is in need of continuing care in their old age, consider having them be well taken care of at Hermitage (http://www.hermitage-nova.com/about-us) in Northern Virginia. This way your loved ones can have the services, programs, and amenities that will surely enhance their quality of life. They are a welcoming community that appreciates all faiths and walks of life. Choices. We all like choices and even in our old age as a species, we sure do like to have choices. When you are deciding where you would like to have your continuing care at, do consider Hermitage as a choice, an option. You can also follow up and schedule a tour and meeting to better get to know the place and the people who are already there. It can only help you make a better informed choice.
Where do you want to retire? Maybe it is not so much as where like a state or a city, but rather you know you want to retire by the ocean, or in the mountains. Maybe you really want to retire by family so you can see the grandkids grow up before your eyes. If you are in Connecticut, read more about Masonicare at Mystic. It is a charming coastal town in Mystic, Connecticut in the New London County. They offer retirement living services in the perfect retirement community. You are sure to fall in love with the location and the living options to meet your needs. Maybe it is not you you are looking to re-home, but rather it is your parents or parent. Go online to http://www.masonicare-mystic.org/ for more information. Search around, gather facts, look at pictures, and ask questions as you have them. You want to make those retirement years shine… after all they are the golden years!
What are those tools in life that you just cannot live without? Is it your smart phone? Your car? Think about not just tools like a hammer, but also the tools that are bigger. Ones you might take for granted each day. Is it your shoes that you really appreciate? Things like that can be easily dismissed as tools though they are so valuable that you may over look them. You may not initially think of them as tools. What about some of the other tools in your life? How about an elevator? If you are handicapped in a wheelchair you may have thought of this one already. First the wheelchair is a tool, and next to come to mind might be the elevator. If you have been considering adding an elevator to your home, office, or other building that you frequent, look at www.modularelevator.net to find out what type of elevator is right for you and your situation. You may not have thought that an elevator would be a tool for you, or that it was even possible to add an elevator to an existing structure, but know that it is very possible.
Having a senior parent in the home can be a joy and a job. As they age, they will need more care. This is not an “if” type of situation, but more so of a “when.” It will happen. It is nice that they are able to live with family, but when the care becomes too much without a full time caregiver, you may need to look into a continuing care senior facility for them. There is no harm in looking and gathering information about a continuing care facility. In all truth, it is more wise to gather information and select a care facility before you need to make a quick decision.
Look in your area for what places you would consider your senior parent living. Talk to those who are already using the services at these type of facilities. Research the places online, and do ask around. Try to get an unbiased opinion. You should be wanting to make the best informed decision when it comes time to finally make that decision.
It was difficult for my siblings and I to come to the conclusion that our mom needed a senior living center. After dad had passed two years ago, things for her had gone downhill to put it nicely. We have all come closer together as a family, as we have supported one another emotionally through the time of dad’s passing. Now we are on the threshold of mom moving to a facility where she can be better taken care of, more than what we as her kids can provide. None of us are in a position to have her move-in with us, nor for us to provide the on-call care.
The Loomis Communities senior living retirement community is where we have decided on mom to go. She herself likes it, which made us glad to hear. They are a senior living community that provides the full gamete of care. As her needs change and evolve over time, they are equipped and staffed to meet her needs. From assisted living to memory care, they have it all, and they are close by to us kids, so we can visit and have dates with mom. All around a fantastic choice as we move forward with this thing called life!