Given the choice between living at home and living in an assisted living facility, most people would probably choose to stay in their own home. Many of us harbor images of the “rest homes” our grandparents may have lived in, or the stereotypical cold, institutional feel that many movies and novels use as settings for stories involving seniors.
While there remain some less-than-ideal senior housing situations for aging family members, it is more common for senior housing in Olympia WA to focus on caring for the whole person. The senior housing in Olympia WA we represent go well beyond just providing room and board and basic medical care.
If you are concerned that your at-home parent is starting to need more than you can provide as an occasional helper, or if you are noticing age-related changes or increased medical needs that concern you, it may be time to have an important family conversation about senior housing options. Living at home with a part-time aide might be the best choice for now. But it may also be best for the health and safety of your loved one (not to mention your own peace of mind) to consider the round-the-clock care options many of Olympia’s senior housing options can offer.
No longer the sterile, cold places they may have been, assisted living communities are just that – communities for people of a common age, with social interaction, family-style meals, classes, outings, and the benefit of 24-hour care when needed. If you are wondering if it is time to talk to a parent about their future care options, Certified Senior Advisor, Nancy Watkins is the professional you need. Call and set an appointment today, and begin to learn about the care choices available in Olympia. Nancy knows the best care facilities in the region, and will talk to you about your family’s needs in order to help you decide what is best for your parents’ care.
Don’t wait for a health crisis to force a quick decision. Take the time you have now, and start learning about the Assisted Living Options available for your family member. It can never be too early to think about the future. Call 360-350-0552 for free assistance today.