Senior placement agencies can provide safe and comfortable living options for seniors.
While the majority of seniors with health problems prefer to stay at home so they can enjoy the comforts and familiarity of their surroundings, sometimes staying at home may no longer be an option.
For example, skilled medical care may be required, financial constraints may limit options, or memory care issues that result in violent behavior or wandering, can impact safety. This may result in the need for placement in an appropriate facility.
In those cases, it can become overwhelming for the senior and their families to decide the next course of action. Senior Placement companies can provide this needed assistance by assisting busy families grappling with their own work and home, while also managing care giving responsibilities for parents.
Placement companies can begin the process by doing some upfront research to make everyone’s efforts more productive. The best organizations will take the time to meet with the senior to help determine a good fit for them. Assessing the location, desired lifestyle, support needs, and available budget are key components to determine.
These companies can also review the most appropriate living options, such as Independent Living; Assisted Living; Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC); and Supportive Living and Memory Care. Each community has a variety of pros and cons, and financial options may come into play. The placement specialist can help review and explain the options, which may include a manageable list of options for review – perhaps three to five.
This list should only include those communities that meet the aforementioned criteria of the senior and their family. The placement company will also help coordinate and schedule tours of the communities – accompanying the family on the tour to serve as an advocate, ensuring that the key questions are asked and answered. If needed, they can also provide transportation to the tours.
Moving a senior to a new living space can be traumatic for the senor and their family. So an outside resource like a Senior Placement company can help alleviate stress and ensure that the living space is the right choice for everyone involved.
Thanks to Rick Graffagna, Assisted Transitions, firstname.lastname@example.org