It can be difficult to talk to your parents about assisted living options. Moving out of a beloved family home and giving up some independence may seem frightening to adults who have lived on their own for decades. As people age, though, they may have health issues, impaired mobility, and a decreased ability to care for themselves and their home. An assisted living community like Twin Town Villa can provide help where it’s needed, while allowing residents to keep as much independence as possible.
Start the Conversation Before It’s Necessary
Many people don’t want to think about their parents’ advancing age, and they may put off talking to them about assisted living options. Often people who move into an assisted living community tend to stay out of the nursing home later in life. Waiting to talk about assisted living options can mean that you’re then forced to make decisions in the wake of an injury or medical emergency. At this point, your parents may not be able to participate in the process, leaving you unsure of their preferences. Start talking to your parents about assisted living options before you’re faced with a dire situation.
Often people who move into an assisted living community tend to stay out of the nursing home later in life.
Listen To Their Concerns
Let your parents know you understand their concerns. Many older adults have specific worries about moving into an assisted living community, or may not understand the differences between assisted living community where seniors have more independence, compared to a nursing home. Assisted living communities also feel more like home, rather than a nursing home which may feel more like a hospital. Keep the conversation going so you can learn about what’s important to your parents in their living situation.
Be Patient and Respectful
You’ll probably have several conversations with your parents in the course of helping them evaluate senior living options. Try to keep your focus on their needs. The good news is that many assisted living communities like Twin Town Villa provide individual apartments for residents. This helps preserve privacy and independence, which are major concerns for most people. Be patient and supportive as you travel this journey together.
Schedule a Tour of Twin Town Villa
Make an appointment today to tour Twin Town Villa in Breckenridge, Minnesota, to see our community. We adhere to all safety protocols to keep our staff and residents safe. Call us at 218.643.9542, or contact us online.