For many adult children of aging parents, the time to seek senior care may sneak up on you. There may come a time that you need to hand your parent’s care over to professionals. However, you wonder how to go about choosing senior care for your parent. While this process sounds complicated, it can be a straightforward choice if you find a community with the correct services. At Clover Hill, our upscale senior living community offers the care your parent needs. For more information about your parent’s senior living options, contact Clover Hill today at 201-485-4000.
Talking to Your Loved One When Choosing Senior Care for Your Parent
As we get older, we begin losing our independence, bit by bit. Unfortunately, that also means that your parent needs more help today than they did a year ago, and as a result, they may feel like they’re losing control of their life. This feeling is unpleasant, but it doesn’t have to stay in place if you’re going about choosing senior care for your parent. If your parent needs more help than you can provide, it’s vital to involve them in the process of selecting a new home for them. It allows them to see you as an ally or partner, rather than an overbearing figure bearing down on them and making swooping changes.
Furthermore, your parent may be resistant to making big changes at the beginning of the process, so it is not usually possible to make all of the changes at once. As long as your parent isn’t in any immediate danger, it’s okay to take your time. Talk with them more than once about the changes that need to take place. Eventually, you should be able to come to an understanding.
What To Look For When Choosing Senior Care For Your Parent
When you’ve come to realize that your parent needs more help than you can provide, the first thing you need to consider is the level of care that he or she needs. For instance, can your parent take care of daily living activities, such as eating, bathing, and moving from place to place? If the answer to that question is no, they may need skilled nursing care on a daily basis. Skilled nursing provides a range of senior living services, including:
- Around the clock emergency coverage
- Assistance with bathing, toileting, and eating
- Medication administration
- Nutritious meals
- Continuous monitoring for their health and safety
Ideally, in addition to these services, your parent should have access to fun and engaging social activities on a day to day basis.
At Clover Hill, we’re proud to provide many of these services and more. Your parent will enjoy all that we have to offer at our boutique, bed-and-breakfast style senior living community. For instance, with our A.S.P.I.R.E program’s help, we plan exciting and captivating activities each day. Because our community is so intimate, we’re able to tailor our activities to each of our residents’ interests, giving them the chance to thrive in our care.
In addition to our A.S.P.I.R.E. program, we also offer:
- Medication management
- Integrative assisted care
- Individualized care plans
- Private culinary services
- A range of community amenities
Contact Clover Hill Today
Choosing senior care for your parent can be a challenging task. Please don’t take it upon yourself to do it alone. At Clover Hill, we believe your parent should not muddle through their golden years but that they should grow and thrive. For more information on what to look for in a senior living community, or to take a tour of Clover Hill, please reach out to our staff today at 201-485-4000.