There are many areas of life that we plan for, including where to raise our families, what schools our children will attend, what nearby transportation is available for my career, and how much do I need to do to save for college? Yet, an area that many avoid planning for is aging; whether it be for yourself or an aging parent. I suspect that most people are not considering the future needs of their elder loved one, such as, “How much does assisted living cost?”, “What are the best assisted living communities near me?” or “What amenities will my loved one need if he or she has physical limitations?” It is common to be caught off guard due to a sudden event or health-related instance, and families are faced with having to quickly consider residential living options for an aging loved one.
Several years ago, I experienced this exact scenario with my own parent and had to navigate this from 400 miles away as my mom lives out of state. If it were not for the help of a Senior Care Advisor, I would have made hurried decisions. She had the knowledge, experience, and connections to find the perfect place for mom. She knew the right questions to ask, and served as a guide with potential living communities.
My mom moved from her apartment into senior community with a floor plan that was better suited to her physical needs. This positive experience was influential in my decision to become a Certified Senior Advisor.
Senior Care Consultants are an excellent resource, particularly during a challenging time for families. They serve as a guide, confidant, resource, and ally. If you are in need of advice for you or your loved one, contact SilverBridge Senior Advisors. We are located in the west suburbs of Chicago in DuPage County and can be trusted to help you navigate next steps.
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