Make an Informed Decision Together
When it comes down to making a final decision about new living arrangements for your parents, make sure the feelings and opinions of everyone involved are taken into account. Ideally, the burden of the decision should not fall onto just one person - everyone invested in the choice should contribute.
After you've conducted your research and gathered all necessary information, take the following steps to ensure you're making the best possible decision for mom and dad.
- Go over all of the information you have gathered with the family members involved and weigh the pros and cons of each facility or community.
- Establish a clear understanding of what aspects of a new community are most appealing to and necessary for your parents.
- Be sure to address the costs associated with living in each community you are considering.
- Gather more information about anything you feel unsure of or uninformed about.
Lastly, work hard to make sure the final decision is one made together, satisfying your parents' needs and leaving you feeling confident that you've found a place where your parents can maintain the lifestyle they enjoy while surrounded by the care and amenities they need as senior citizens.