The past 18 months has been a year of change for many friends. My age group has reached the point where some have lost a parent and are helping the other parent cope with the change of living alone. I find myself having conversations with several friends about what illness or physical issue their aging parent is struggling with. Instead of driving carpools from our own children’s sporting events, we are spending more and more time running errands with or for our own parent(s). Whether it be visits to pick-up medications, doctor’s appointments, or the hair salon, our days are filled with making sure mom and / or dad are taken care of and not feeling lonely.
We are not the first generation to encounter this nor will we be the last. What is different is the changes in senior living communities. It is likely that you hear less about nursing homes, but more about retirement communities. You see advertisements showcasing all of the activities and amenities available. Plus, there are options of assisted living or step-up facilities that are able to manage the changing needs of their senior residents or couples. The choices are abundant, the offerings are pleasing, and yet sometimes the decisions are overwhelming; especially when you are faced with making a decision for a parent and often during a time of stress.
The SilverBridge Senior Advisor team has made site visits, met with multiple residential communities, are familiar with the offerings of each community, and we can refer you to various supplemental service providers. You can rest easy knowing that you are not alone when making the decision about what is next for you or your loved one. SilverBridge is here to guide you.