The transition is always the most difficult. They say, like any endeavor, the first step is always the most challenging. And in actuality, the same goes when you have decided that assisted living is the way to go for your mom or for your loved one who needs it. Need? Is it really something that you have to consider when you have a senior citizen living with you?
As agonizing as living in a facility sounds, it really is not about separation. It is about giving the best treatment to someone who needs the right kind of care. Assisted living is the way to go and with the right outlook, not only would family members get a better perspective and idea about it, but the senior person who shall, too.
The benefits & advantages: these are only a few of the good things that you can expect while staying in a paid nursing facility. Let’s count the ways they are a better alternative:
Lesser accidents – because a focused nurse is assigned to each elderly in the home, chances of having accidents is less, compared to staying at home. What’s more, because it’s a facility, the grounds are bigger, the places to exercise and walk around is also larger. A paid nursing home has the necessary facilities to cater to what would be enticing and attractive for them.
Medical supervision – these are professional nurses, with the right background, with the necessary skills to administer medicine. Simply put, they know when to give specific medication, and when the use of words, of touch, and listening to the symptoms of their illness would be needed. As a lay person, any symptom that is observed is like any other symptom. We simply can’t tell when medication is needed unless there are specific written instructions, and that wouldn’t be helpful in the long run.
Better diet – who can better create a diet other than a dietician, or doctor, right? More so if you have a round-the-clock professional nurse looking after you. It isn’t just serving what you serve everybody else at home, but ensuring that a prepared diet that is fit to the nutritional needs would be given.
These are just a few of what assisted living can offer. We all have our needs, and when we get to a certain age where not only illnesses are expected, but there’s loss of memory and even bodily functions are forgotten, we need to know that at this stage, there is a new definition to normal living.
Some say golden years, and some say these are the years when you go back to being a child again; however one may call it, growing older is inevitable. You might as well make it an experience that would not be a burden to the people around you. Instead, enjoy it with people with the same age, with the same needs, and with a paid nurse to care for you.