Why do we wait until a crisis happens to make decisions on senior care?
We hear these stories unfortunately far too often. “Well, mom didn’t want to move so we thought that we were helping her by keeping her home.”
The sad but true fact is that if you allow yourself or a loved one to wait until something bad happens, you’re not giving yourself the opportunity to keep some of that independence or to keep that same quality of life. If you were driving and heard loud noises coming from the engine or saw a little smoke coming out of the hood, would you get it checked/fixed or wait until it completely broke down and you’re stranded on the side of the road?
Having a big fall on the ice or having a loved one with dementia wander outside in this cold weather can lead to scary and often tragic endings. Then, after the crisis, you try and put together a plan of moving mom or dad in a rush. This doesn’t work well. Not for the family members, not for the senior living that they’re moving into and especially not for the individual moving in. Moving into a senior living should be a well thought out plan and put together with care. We can help with that.
Visiting our community at TowerLight on Wooddale in St. Louis Park, you can talk to Taylor, our “Outreach and Sales Director” or as we like to think of her, our Senior Navigation Resource Expert. We promise she’s not going to try and “sell” you on anything. Our job is to find out what’s important to you and your loved ones, tell you what resources, support and services we offer and help you create a plan that works for you. Even if it’s not senior housing that you need, we have many trusted partners and support that we’d be happy to refer.
So, please, please, please…don’t wait for a crisis to look into senior care options — create a plan today!
We offer Independent Living, Independence Plus, Assisted Living, Memory Careand Enhanced Care and currently have a couple openings in our Memory Care.
Contact Taylor to learn more about our community or to help you create a plan today!