The nursing home is a term rife with misconceptions.
Some people today believe it to be a form of abstract punishment, sending off the elderly in a single file line to a dull, drab place. Others fear nursing homes are poorly staffed medical facilities that isolated their loved ones for an indefinite period of time. When you have a loved one starting to get on in their years, the last thing you need are more misconceptions. Assisted living homes are composed of warm, loving communities filled with the resources needed for our elderly population to live a healthy life. Before you sit down and have an important conversation with your family about the possibility of moving to one…
…let’s keep looking at common falsehoods about nursing homes and get you closer to the facts.
Nursing Homes Are Boring, Lifeless Places
Watch any movie or show and you’ll see this stereotype perpetuated in real time. The common mainstream idea of the assis
Are you the adult child of a senior that is dealing with dementia? Has your senior parent?s dementia made it unsafe for them to live at home alone? The solution for many adult children is to move their parent into their own home. This way, they can provide them with the assistance and monitoring that they require, without having to move them to local nursing homes. However, it will take a period of adjustment to provide your senior parent with a safe and comfortable memory care home.
Consider home care services
Even with your senior parent living in your home, you cannot realistical