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Helping a Loved One Learn More About Senior Living
From the moment you realize it might be time for your loved one to consider a senior living community to the day of the actual move, you’ll face many important (and challenging) decisions.
This is an emotional time for many families, and we’re here to help you choose a community that will support your loved one’s needs—body, mind and spirit. This means providing a safe and healthy environment; one that celebrates your loved one as an individual and takes a holistic approach to care.
As you research options, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. Here are some resources to help you get started.
What types of lifestyles and levels of care are there for senior living?
There are several types of lifestyles and levels of support in senior living:
Skilled Nursing and Short- or Long-Term Rehabilitation
Is it time for my loved one to consider assisted living?
The realization that it is no longer best for your loved one to live at home can be a challenging and emotional journey. Changes often happen gradually, so paying attention to even the smallest shifts that impact quality of life is important.
Ideally you can explore senior living options before an emergency or health crisis arises. This gives you and your family time to choose the best community for your loved one and plan for any financial changes and emotional impact required by such a move.
Here are signs it may be time for assisted living for your loved one:
- Slow recovery or complications from an illness
- Difficulty managing day-to-day activities
- Noticeable weight loss or weight gain
- Loss of ability to drive, car accident or near-accident
- Increased isolation
- Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
- Inability to manage a chronic health condition
- Inability to properly manage medications
- Loss of mobility
- Signs of neglecting regular household maintenance
- Macular degeneration
- Signs of memory loss
Which community is right for my loved one?
There are five beautiful senior communities throughout California that are part of the Elder Care Alliance family of senior living. Each one has a unique personality and is part of the fabric of the larger community and neighborhood in which they are situated.
How will we pay for assisted living?
Some long-term care insurance covers assisted living to varying degrees, but individuals pay for what insurance may not. Every situation is unique, but assisted living can be affordable, and there are resources available that may help cover the costs. To learn more about financial assistance options, start by exploring these resources:
Private Funding for Assisted Living
Family Giving and the IRS Gift Tax Exemption
Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-term care insurance: This insurance can be added to your current plan to help prepare for the future. Learn more here. [can we do a PDF for this info? I’ve created one and added it to the assets folder]
Government-Assisted Living Benefits
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