Healthy Living Tips


from the Villa Assisted Living Care Team

Talking to Your Parents About Assisted Living

Starting the Conversation

How to start the conversation with your aging parents about assisted living? This article discusses the importance of talking to your parent about assisted living, the types of questions to ask, and how to make the conversation easier. As our parents age, it can be difficult to think about the best way to ensure their safety and well-being.

Hope these tips below will provide some peace of mind for both you and your parents as you navigate through this delicate period in your life.

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Educate Yourself

  • Once you learn about senior living options, you’ll be in a better place to evaluate what will work best for your parent.
  • It’s ok to visit communities on your own so you have a realistic sense of senior living benefits and be able to understand any drawbacks.
  • By learning about assisted living, you will be informed about the positive aspects of long-term assisted living care.

    What Is Assisted Living?

    • Assisted living is a type of housing and care community for seniors and other adults who require assistance with daily living tasks
    • Services provided often include meals, medication management, and assistance with activities of daily living
    • 24-hour nursing staff are typically available

    Initiating the Conversation

    • Begin the discussion well before your parent has a serious illness requiring an intervention.
    • Be mindful of your loved one’s feelings and be prepared to answer questions
    • Acknowledge that it can be a difficult decision, and let them know that you are available to help
    • Discuss the advantages of assisted living and how it can help maintain independence

    Benefits of Assisted Living

    • Offers assistance with daily tasks, providing peace of mind
    • Socializing with other residents and engaging in activities
    • Access to medical care and services that may not be available at home
    • Click to learn about the benefits of assisted living

     Tips for a Successful Discussion

    • Respect your loved one’s decision and feelings about the issue
    • Be patient, and be prepared to answer any questions they may have
    • Consider visiting an assisted living facility together to get a better understanding of what it would be like to live there
    • Remember, it’s their decision. Unless your parent is unable to care for themselves, let them know you will respect their final wishes. Make sure they know you love them and have their best interest in mind.

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    Another great resource to check out is 5 Tips for Choosing an Assisted Living Community

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