Moving an elderly loved one into an assisted living facility is a huge upheaval for everyone involved. Don’t minimize the feelings of loss and uncertainty, and be patient and understanding. If possible, visit and phone your loved one often. Regular contact with you and your loved one helps reassure them that they’re still loved and cared for. If you live far away, this contact is especially important. You can make a difference and make the transition easier for your loved one.
Companion care services can provide assistance with daily activities, such as cooking and cleaning. Companions are a good choice if your loved one is unable to do household chores or has limited mobility. Companions can be scheduled on an hourly basis and can provide assistance for up to fifteen hours per week or 24 hours a day. These services also allow the elderly to maintain some degree of independence, allowing them to continue doing the things they love.