Caring for your loved one at home, as long as possible, may be your goal. Not only does the guilt of moving mom or dad weigh heavy on caregivers, but the adult you’re caring for may be resisting the move. So, what does "for as long as possible" really mean? How do you know when it's time? What help is available?
The Journey of Moving to a Community
Searching for a retirement community may be filled with mixed emotions. We hope to ease this journey with providing you enough information to help guide your decision. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions as a preliminary guide or contact us through phone, email or form. We are here to help navigate this transition.
Knowing when the time might be right to make the move to assisted living can be filled with emotion and conflict. By following a few guidelines, we hope to provide a clear path towards that personal decision.
For many, the holidays are a time of joy, but for some, this time of year can be especially difficult. Finding ways to cope with the heightened demands of holiday gatherings while providing care for loved ones, is key to surviving the season.
Aging in place can take a physical and emotional toll that can be anything but idyllic. Increasingly, adult children are caught choosing between taking on increasing care-giving duties, or convincing a parent to move. When searching for that “right place” to age in place, look for a community that promotes the physical and psychological well-being of its community residents on a daily basis.
Staying active and keeping a young state of mind has a positive influence on how we live especially as we age.
Aging in a community proves to be better for overall health and wellness versus living alone. Family caregivers also benefit knowing their loved ones are well-cared for and they are free to visit rather than handling daily chores.
If you have become the primary family caregiver for your loved one, it may be time to consider seeking additional support from professionals who understand how you may be feeling. We see this quite often and have a lot of experience guiding family members through their emotions when they contact us. Wherever you are on your journey, The Springs Living can provide the support and comfort you might be seeking, plus answer any additional questions you have about caring for your loved one.
Social and emotional life changes with ages and noticing these changes can help the family caregiver determine if their loved one would be better off living in a community setting with trained personnel rather than living alone at home.
Downsizing & Moving
Having loads of “stuff” is nothing new to the American way of life, especially for adults who’ve raised families in a home for years. Eventually, you’ll need to go through all the things you've accumulated and downsize. We've included five tips to begin the downsizing process.
Tips to help your loved one make the transition from "home" to senior living
Leaving a home is always bittersweet, especially for seniors who may be downsizing or leaving a family home that holds many memories. At the same time, it can be liberating - with less stuff and chores, people can begin living a simpler life full of the activities they enjoy.
New Year's resolutions date back over 4,000 years and we continue to make them. Do they change over the course of our lives?