So, you’re not ready for a nursing home, but you are ready for a bit of help. Maybe your health isn’t as good as it used to be, or you’ve had a severe illness, a bad fall, or are living alone after losing your spouse. You remember what ‘nursing homes’ are like, probably because there was a time that your own parents couldn’t live on their own. Our generation just never through it would be our turn. The thing is that things have changed a lot since then, and there are a lot more options for us seniors. One of them is looking into assisted living in Florida.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is not a ‘nursing home’ – it’s a type of residential arrangement that lets seniors remain as independent as possible with assistance as needed. This assistance can include prepared meals at home or in a dining room, help with personal care and grooming, supervision and support, and even some health related services. You’ll also find a social calendar, outings and activities, and even transportation in some places. Some are even attached to memory care or continuing care facilities, should these become needed.
Talk to the Kids
It’s not easy to bring this up with your kids. It’s scary for all of you, but it’s the best thing you can do for all of you. Get together and look at assisted living in Florida as a family, when you’re ready you can winnow the brochures to the ones you really want to visit, and go together. Plan your long term care yourself, and make the decisions with your family and your family attorney every step of the way. You’ll have the independence you want and the care that you need for everyone’s peace of mind.
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