How to Understand Your Senior Living Options

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chris Guay of Emeritus Senior Living will teach you how to identify when your loved one may not be safe living at home. Senior living options can vary greatly in the care they provide, from independent or assisted living, to memory care or skilled nursing. Chris will explore all these living arrangements, their benefits and attributes, who they serve, and how they differ. He will also discuss tips on how to evaluate a senior living community when taking a tour.

    Chris Guay: Hello! I am Chris Guay with Emeritus Senior Living. As our population ages, many of us are facing the realization that a loved one, may not be able to live safely in their home. Trying to determine if the parent or spouse needs more help than you can provide them at home, is an extremely difficult and emotional decision. But it can be made less difficult with some understanding and information. Today, I'm going to help you better understand your senior living options and shed light on different senior living arrangements, and their benefits. As people grow older, changes in their abilities are often gradual and subtle. That's why it's often difficult, for families and care providers to know when a loved one may need extra help or support. These questions may help you find the answers you need. Are they living alone? Have they experienced any falls? Do they have any loss of appetite, or have lost weight? Are they becoming increasingly forgetful? Do they remember to take their medication? Have they kept up with their bathing and personal hygiene? Are they having any trouble getting to appointments or running errands? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to look into a Senior Living Arrangement.