On June 20, 2016, the longest day of the year, we are bringing joy-filled music to Hearthstone at Murrayhill from sunrise to sunset. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s. Join us at Hearthstone…
One of the most important decisions you can make as an adult is deciding and choosing a senior living community that will provide the greatest value to your parents, grandparents, or other loved ones.
When scheduling a tour with a senior living community in Beaverton, OR, the quality of care your loved one(s) will receive during their stay is the most important consideration to keep in mind.
Beyond being able to connect your family members or loved ones with professional, experienced caretakers who will treat your family just as well as you would, there are additional offerings that must be included in the program that you choose.
Please review the following 11 concepts, services, and offerings that must be available from the senior living community program place your loved ones with.
These people tend to be related to or are close friends of the elderly person(s) who is no longer able to safely take care of themselves without some type of controlled guidance.
In the United States, these untrained caregivers have become responsible for approximately 80 percent of long-term care support.
What Is a Caregiver?
Caregivers are anyone who provides help to another person in need, such as an aging relative or ill spouse/partner.
Family members who take it upon themselves to become responsible for assisting an older adult tend to not identify themselves as a “caregiver.” However, understanding the entirety of what goes into this position can help create a healthy perspective over all associated demands, as well as how to receive the type of necessary support they need.
Being a Caregiver Can Be Stressful
There are a variety of gratifying rewards connected to caregiving. For most, being able to offer support to a loved one is a part of their core values and the responsibilities are welcomed.
More than 15 million Americans invest their energy and resources in taking care of a loved one who suffers with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia.
For the family of the affected, caregivers tend to find themselves unable to manage the type of stress and cost that comes with constantly monitoring their behavior, while also balancing other routine commitments.
When taking care of your loved ones becomes too overwhelming and your personal obligations are beginning to falter, it may be time to consider moving them into a secure senior living community.
When Senior Living Becomes Necessary
Helping a family member move into some type of secure environment can be a difficult decision to make. However, when the following signs become noticeable on a regular basis, moving them into a controlled environment where they can receive the support and attention they need, trumps the emotional toll of wondering whether you are making the right decision.
The ability to offer them unconditional love without having to take on a disciplinary role, allows the grandmother or grandfather to develop a unique bond that’s based on trust and security.
If they happen to live near their grandchildren, and they are able to visit them frequently, memories can be created that will last a lifetime.
However, many grandparents live a few hours away from or in a different part of the country, so staying connected to grandkids during one of the most influential times in their lives can seem difficult.
Methods for Communication
With today’s technological advances and the expansion of communication devices, there are a number of meaningful ways that Beaverton’s grandparents stay connected with their grandkids.
Here are four specific ways that you can maintain a meaningful relationship with family who live out of your immediate area:
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