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Should My Parents Move to Assisted Living?

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When parents are reaching a stage in life when they require more care or assistance with daily living tasks, they and their adult children face some important decisions. There is no perfect time to make a move to an assisted living facility and there are a variety of options in supportive living arrangements for seniors.

Some parents may decide against moving to assisted care living arrangements, and instead schedule in-home care as needed. Either option can work out well for your beloved Omaha senior parent or relative. If your family has reached the time to consider assisted living, keep in mind the following factors to help you make the right decision.

Care Levels Associated with Assisted Living

Typically set up like an apartment complex, each location has its own specific services. In general, you can expect assistance with some or all of these chores or ADLs (activities of daily living):

  • House cleaning
  • Meals
  • Monitoring for resident safety
  • Toileting and bathing assistance
  • Dressing assistance
  • Medication reminders or administration
  • Transportation
  • Arranged activities and socialization with other residents
  • Common areas like TV room, craft room, library, etc.
  • And more

Financial Requirements for Assisted Living

Monthly costs for assisted living can be concerning for many families. The median cost is over $3,500 per month currently – and some surveys place it higher. Costs generally include: One-time community fee, a basic monthly fee and additional service fees (for cares not included in the monthly fee).

When comparing the options, be sure to understand in detail what services are included, how often, and which services might require an additional fee – or a move to a higher care level. Nebraska does not regulate assisted senior living costs, but don’t let sticker shock delay your decision to take action. If you need assistance researching assisted living facilities in the Omaha area, or help with your decision, A Place at Home can help you.

Need Help With Your Decision About Assisted Living? We Can Help!

A Place at Home is an in-home senior care provider that also assists with transitions into assisted senior living arrangements. Our consultants can connect you with a senior living arrangement that suits your needs or help you consider other options for personalized senior care. We serve seniors and their families throughout the Omaha metropolitan area. Contact us today!