We become increasingly concerned with their safety and quality of life. It's not just safety though, its also:
Noone wants to receive a "call" that ultimately may change their life, your life, and the lives of everyone in the family, but it happens. It could be an accident, an incident, or just the first sign of a serious change. If you are fortunate, you won't have to rush to make a decision to immediately change the living situation of your loved one.
In many cases a family is thrown into a crisis and making an immediate decision regarding an alternate living arrangement for their senior family member.
Instead of having planned for a destination that was explicitly selected and better suited for the senior, the new environment may neither be ideal nor economical for these reasons:
If you continue to remain unprepared, uninformed about the options, and the senior has not already made a committment to some future solution, in the future they may not have the options they have today.
Once you learn what you need to know you will have an opportunity to address today the tough questions and issues that you will face later, and be able to make better decisions and have better choices. Start investigating your options now, not when you get the emergency call and its too late.
Assisted living: This is the option when you or your senior family member is not going to live with a friend or relative, and you have also determined they will not have 24-hour or live-in help where they currently live.
When we pay for a house we get real estate. When we buy into an assisted living facility we are really the purchasing a "contract", sometimes known as a "Life Care Contract". It allows a qualified individual to remain at the facility and receive services, in many cases even if the individual runs out of money. The contract value typically amortizes and a program may have a money back guarantee in case it doesn't work out.
To qualify for Assisted Living the resident typically requires:
It can get a bit tricky to move from the current property to the assisted living facility because of imposed deadlines and the complex timing of moving money that is required for:
In cases when the owner wants/needs to sell their existing home first, we are able to negotiate any of the following solutions with the new buyer:
It's our comprehensive service we developed specifically for families facing these complexities. You will feel clear, confiident, and in full control.
Our work is done in conjunction with a senior care advisor so that we are able to get your elder family member(s) to the next step safely and smoothly.
These conversations are not always easy. Yet it can be devastating to leave things to chance and unintentionally put the family's well-being at risk. If you are like most of us, you may not know ALL of the risks, benefits, restrictions, requirements, timing issues, costs or options of the different possible solutions or facilities.
Contact us so we can help you get the information you need to make the right decisions for you and your family.
Our experienced senior advisors are available to help you make the right decisions.