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Which senior living option is the right one?
Maybe you or your parents are active, but simply don’t want to do all the home maintenance or drive anymore. Or perhaps you’re worried about your parents’ safety or security living alone. Exploring senior living options before a health crisis occurs is key. Start here for answers, then don’t hesitate to contact NorthPointe Woods for more information. We’re happy to help!
AARP suggests an adult child ask his or her parents questions that might help start the conversation. You would not ask all these questions in one sitting, but use them as a guide for topics of conversation when the moment is right.
Here are a few examples: Is your home still appropriate for your needs? Do you need help with household chores? Can you cook your favorite meals? Do you feel comfortable driving? Would it be a great relief to have transportation available right at your door? Are your prescriptions current and are you taking your medications correctly? Have you seen the doctor lately? Do you get lonely, especially at mealtimes?
Helpful definitions to common terms.
Assisted living is a senior housing option for those who cannot live independently and need help with activities of daily living, including but not limited to bathing, dressing grooming, eating, housekeeping services and transfers.