Last Updated: January 8, 2018
Watching our loved ones age can be difficult, especially when it’s clear that dad or mom can no longer live on their own. You don’t want to see their happiness sacrificed or independence lost, but you also need to know they are safe and are not putting others at risk.
Instead of being in denial, get informed. While navigating senior care can be emotional and frustrating, there are a plethora of resources available to you. A Place for Mom has informed senior living care professionals across the nation and in Canada who can help provide needed information to keep your loved one at home — with a little additional help — or make a seamless transition into a comfortable and stimulating senior living environment.
Here are sixreasons why you need a senior living advisor to help your family:
Making decisions, sometimes fast decisions depending on your loved one’s situation, can be overwhelming for family members who are emotional and stressed. It’s no secret that we don’t make our best — or most informed decisions — when overwrought with angst, frustration or sadness.
There are Senior Living Advisors in neighborhoods across the nation and among the provinces in Canada who can provide an insider’s view on local senior communities and elder care options. They visit communities regularly and have been working with families in your similar situation. They are true experts and are a great resource for the community, care and transition information.
Instead of sifting through a huge list of communities — which can be even more overwhelming — an Advisor can provide a comprehensive list of options, and can tell you about the unique features and amenities each community has to offer. You can tell the Advisor what you are looking for and then he or she can narrow down your list of communities to visit, solely based on your criteria. This way you don’t have to spend time doing a bunch of research and visiting communities that are not a good fit.
Once an Advisor assesses your family’s needs and provides you the information that’s catered toward your family’s situation, you can visit communities and make decisions at your own pace. However, Advisors are there to help you along the way, answer questions and keep in touch with you throughout the search process — even after the move — to make sure everything is going well.
There may be things you haven’t considered that an Advisor already knows because they are an expert on senior care and have worked with more than 200,000 families and thousands of senior care communities. Advisors are also continuously trained by a Learning and Development team on advanced caregiving topics to provide the best support possible to your family.
Advisors are paid by more than 17,000 participating U.S. and Canadian communities in the network, so the service is offered at no charge to families.
Does your family need help finding quality senior care that fits your budget? Advisors have time-tested tips for finding senior care and making a smooth transition to senior living.
Call (866) 333-2174 for a free consultation.
Have you worked with a Senior Living Advisor before? What was your experience like? We’d love to hear your story in the comments below.