Deciding to move a parent into memory care is never easy. You are likely feeling a range of emotions, including sadness, confusion, and even guilt. But it is important to remember that you are doing what is best for your loved one. Transitioning does not only affect your parents, but also you and your entire family. Here are a few things to keep in mind during this difficult time. Here are a few things you should know about making the transition:
It is normal to feel guilty, but you are not alone. Many people feel guilty when deciding to move a parent into memory care. It is important to remember that you are doing what is best for your loved one. Guilt is a natural emotion, but it is important not to dwell on it.
¬ The transition will be difficult for everyone. Be sure to communicate with your entire family about the decision. This will help everyone to be on the same page and understand what is happening. It is also important to give
everyone time to adjust to the new situation.
¬ You will need to do some research. Not all memory care communities are created equal. Be sure to tour several communities and ask lots of questions. You want to be sure that you are making the best decision for your loved one.
¬ You will need to make some decisions. Once you have toured several memory care communities, you will need to decide which one is right for your parents. Be sure to take into account your budget, location, and the level of care your parents needs.
¬ This is a big change for your entire family. It will take time to adjust to the new normal. Be patient with yourself and your loved ones. Give yourselves time to grieve and heal.
¬ You will need support. There are many resources available to help you through this difficult time. Seek out support groups, counseling, and other resources.
¬ Moving a parent into memory care is never easy, but it is important to remember that you are doing what is best for your loved one.
¬ You may feel like you are abandoning your parents by moving them into memory care. But it is important to remember that this decision is made out of love. Your parents will be taken care of by professionals and will be in a safe environment.
Avanti Senior Living’s memory support program, Salize, can provide your loved ones with the care and support they need. Our program is designed to meet the unique needs of each resident. We offer a variety of services and amenities, including 24-hour care, medication management, and more. Giving your loved one freedom of choice and the ability to be as independent as possible is our top priority.
If you are considering memory care for your loved one, we encourage you to visit one of our communities. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and tour you around our community. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your family.