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Reducing the Stress of a Transition to Assisted Living
The decision to move a loved one to assisted living can be one of the hardest a caregiver can make. However, if we are caring for a loved one with a chronic disease, particularly Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia, it may become necessary to consider assisted living placement if we lack the time, resources or support to continue caring for a loved one at home. Shifting a loved one’s care to an assisted living facility may seem as if it will relieve many of the stresses of caregiving such as anxiety, depression or feeling overburdened. However, studies show that assisted living placement can instead change the type of stressors a caregiver experiences rather than eliminate them.Read More
Hayes, J. (2019, June 12). 4 Tips for Caring for a Loved One in Assisted Living. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/4-tips-for-caring-for-a-loved-one-in-assisted-living.
Choosing an Assisted Living Facility
Do you need help with the activities of daily living such as bathing, cooking meals and cleaning the house, but are looking to remain independent as possible? If so, assisted living may be right for you. Assisted living facilities can provide round the clock care and support. A good facility will put together a plan that marries the best of independent living with supportive personal care services.Read More
Ejaz, F. K., & Schur, D. (2003). Understanding consumer satisfaction in continuing care retirement communities. Newsletter of the Healthcare on Aging Network, 10(3), 3.
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