26 Apr Top 3 Biggest Fears About Assisted Living
Whenever someone is faced with a significant life event like moving into a nursing home or other assisted living facility, there will always be a certain amount of fear that goes along with this decision. As is often the case, however, the world you imagine in your head is often much scarier than the one you’re actually living in. In terms of the biggest fears about assisted living, there are a few key things to keep in mind.
Many people fear that if they move into an elder care facility they will be forced to give up some or all of their independence. In reality, this isn’t true – by getting assistance with daily activities like cooking or cleaning, they will actually have more free time to engage in the things they actually like – like watching TV, enjoying the outdoors, reading and more.
Another common fear that comes with assisted living involves the idea of being neglected – people often feel like they’ll move out of their home, move into a facility and instantly be forgotten about by their friends and loved ones. Having a frank discussion before the move is a great way to help relieve this fear. Also assure your loved one that the staff at the facility in question will be on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to guarantee that ALL needs are met, no exceptions.
Another common fear about assisted living has to do with how expensive everything quickly becomes. Explain to your loved one that when you consider how expensive a home can actually be – with things like property taxes, utilities and possibly even a mortgage being ways of life – assisted living facilities really aren’t as expensive as they likely think.
At Pacific Pines, we understand that certain fears about assisted living and elder care in areas like Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear and Redlands are universal – they’re natural, but that doesn’t mean they’re founded in reality. Using information to combat these fears is one of the best ways to guarantee that your loved one finds the care home they need when they need it the most. To find out additional information about the benefits of finding the right nursing home for the right person, please contact us today.