Worried about Mom and Dad at the Holidays?

Talking with loved ones about assisted living, Meadowview of Johnston IA

Are you visiting for the holidays and noticing changes with mom or dad? Are concerns about a parent’s health, care or possible memory loss distracting you from work or preventing you from enjoying a family get together? Caregivers can often find themselves worried about their parents at the holidays.

Some questions we hear could be familiar to you:

How can I be sure my parents are getting nutrition and remembering medications?

How will Mom get to her appointments if I can’t drive her?

Dad insists on taking walks alone. What if he falls?

How long is it safe for my parents to manage their own care?

You’re worried and you have a right to be. Caring for your parents is expected but taking care of them leaves so many questions. There are a variety of approaches and solutions to caregiving for loved ones. We can help with independent living, assisted living, memory care and respite care.

Independent Living with Services

Senior living communities provide a place for mom and dad to feel at home while maintaining their independence. With help from staff, individual needs are met while still allowing for the freedom your parents expect.

Independent living spaces, whether studio or one-bedroom, include kitchenettes, private baths with walk-in showers and many mobility assistance features that can be costly and challenging to add to existing homes or rooms. Wheelchair-accessible apartments make otherwise difficult medical transitions much easier, and caring staff offer support when needed. Meals are served in a main dining room and residents have the chance to enjoy new friendships without the burden of cooking and cleaning. If your parent needs home health care or therapy services, staff are ready and can create personalized care plans that precisely fit individual needs and lifestyle.

Assisted Living

Senior living brings more freedom independence. Assisted living can make life easier by providing nursing services by trained professionals, personalized health care plans meeting a great variety of needs, a safety call system, weekly housekeeping and an offering of events, activities and even spiritual care.

Most senior communities can bring home health services to their residents’ suites or apartments. On site trained staff provide 24/7 support for physical, emotional, and social health.

Respite Care

If you are a caregiver of a loved one, you need breaks. These breaks aren’t a luxury, you have needs and important tasks to manage in your own life and respite care supports that need. Planning a family vacation or business trip? Respite care will provide the personal care, reassurance and support your loved one needs while you are away. A short-term stay in senior living provides support for several days or weeks, allowing you to live your life and enjoy time away worry-free.

We Help You to Help Your Parent

You could realize your parent needs assistance but have no idea how to provide it. Worried about mom or dad? Call us or tour our senior living community, and among caring staff you’ll learn more about the benefits of assisted living and independent living. You might ask your mom or dad to accompany you, as a caregiver this is a common next step when questions begin to arise. Seeing first-hand the benefits of a senior living community can be a helpful experience for both caregivers and loved ones.