Unsure Whether Your Senior Parent Will Like Assisted Living? Consider Short-Term Care Options
Many people are concerned about whether their senior parent will be happy in an assisted living facility. Finding high-quality care that fits your senior care needs is important, but making sure that your senior enjoys where and how they are living is just as important. One of the best ways to be sure your elderly family member will like assisted living is to seek a short-term care opportunity.
Bringing in temporary home care and short-term assisted living are two ways that the primary caregiver can get a break from their full-time care giving responsibilities. In addition, these short-term care options have also proven useful for people who want their seniors to try out assisted living.
At Adult Care Advisors, we know that when you leave your aging parent in the care of the staff at an assisted living facility, you’re putting your faith in a team of workers – some of whom work at night and you’ve never met. It can be disconcerting for you and uncomfortable for your senior as well.
When you are preparing your parents for an assisted living stay, it can be helpful to talk to them about ways to enjoy life at their new home away from home, including:
- The opportunity to participate in rich social engagement opportunities you can’t offer at home.
- The chance to make new relationships and form new bonds with people their age who have similar experiences and memories.
- The freedom of time to pursue hobbies and other interests instead of keeping up with a home, cooking, and cleaning.
There are many excellent senior care facilities in New Jersey. Adult Care Advisors can connect you with those that offer short-term care options so you and the senior you care about can see if that living arrangement works.
Get in touch with our team of adult care consultants today for recommendations on assisted living facilities offering short-term senior care in New Jersey.