Taking your parents on an assisted living tour is an excellent idea. It gives you time to bond with them and also gives them something fun to do. If you are able, you could even make a tradition out of it. Even if your parent lives in a retirement community, you could still take them on an assisted living tour. Of course, the ease of this depends on the nature of the community they live in. Retirement communities focusing on assisted living and offering ideal lifestyle options tend to be easier to work with. Some can even help with the assisted living tour, making it much easier for you and your parent. Some of the things you ought to consider when planning an assisted living tour with your parent include:
It Makes it Easier to Choose the Best Fit
When doing retirement planning, it’s a good idea to involve your parents in the process. Only they understand the details of what they need, and they will play a key role in determining which assisted living community has the best to offer them. Going along with them will therefore make it easier to identify a retirement community that they actually love, and this will in turn make it easier for them to move into it. An example of this is if they have a physical debilitation that makes it difficult to climb stairs. In such cases, it would be better off for them to choose a retirement community designed with easy accessibility in mind. It would be ideal to have the community have ramps rather than stairs so that they can move from place to place with ease even when in a wheelchair.
Consider their Health
When considering an assisted living tour, it would also be a good idea to consider your parent’s health. If they are on any medication, make sure that you carry this with them if they will need it. In some cases, it may be necessary to break up the tour into different parts particularly if there are many retirement communities you want to tour. If it proves physically demanding having to move from one community to another, it would be wiser to visit a few each day, giving them time to rest between the tours. This will reduce the stress of each tour. It will also make it easier for them to consider the features of each retirement community so that they can pick the one most ideal for them.
Choose Different Varieties of Retirement Communities
When planning an assisted living tour, always find out more about each community you want to visit in advance. Mixing up different communities with different features makes the tours more exciting and gives your parent more perspective about retirement communities. Many people have negative feelings attached to the notion of retirement communities. Showing them that there is a lot to choose from out there will be an easy way to convince them to pick one.
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