Early in my career I began some outreach to area faith communities with a purpose of serving area congregations by sharing the many resources Laureate Group has to offer, including the opportunity of expressing your faith in a senior living community. I recently asked Father Mike to share what he’s experienced in his new role and he sent me the following note on expressing your faith in a senior living community.
Today, people are more aware of the term family care since it was proposed in 1998. It is a complex government entitlement program where consumers have many choices. The program provides professional staff to guide older adults and their families through individualized health and long term care planning, and provides financial support to individuals who qualify.
It’s important to understand who decides family care funding and what guides those decisions.
While a conversation about a parent’s living situation can be difficult, it does not have to be adversarial. In my years at Laureate Group Senior Communities helping older adults in transition, I have been witness to many family discussions that have honored the experience and feelings of everyone involved and achieved a successful outcome for the entire family.
Selling your home and leaving that huge part of your being can be similar to losing someone you have loved in your life. I have been fortunate to help seniors and their families make the transition from the home where they raised their families and have loved for an average of 30-50 years, to condominiums, senior apartments and communities.
Your home represents so much more than the bricks and mortar. It is about family, memories, neighbors, security, and what you have known for so many years.
Staffing is not just about the number of people working in the facility at any given time. It’s about the credentials of the people who make up the staffing plan on a daily basis. Full time RNs in assisted living is a key element to consider when choosing a senior living facility. You want to have the assurance that quality care is directed and provided under the direct supervision of qualified professionals such as Registered Nurses.