Parview Care FAQs
We know many seniors and their families have questions about assisted living, memory care, and Respite Care. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions and answers.
For most people beginning the transition into senior living, the cost is a primary consideration when deciding on a community. Surprisingly, seniors may be spending more money living alone for living expenses than what it costs to live in a community. The cost comparison worksheet will help you weigh out the cost of each living situation and what is right for your family. Visit aplaceformom.com for cost comparison tools.
“The decision to help an aging adult move out of a current home is a complex one- both emotionally and practically. Above all, you want the person to be safe and well. Although every situation is different, the following signs are some key indicators that it may be time for a senior to transition to an Assisted Living Community.
- Increasing difficulty managing the activities of daily living
- Recent accidents in the home (such as a fall) or while driving
- Slower recovery times after an accident or illness
- Noticeable weight loss or increased frailty
- Changes in one’s appearance, such as stained clothing or unkempt hair
- Loneliness due to lack of companionship
- Bills and loans going unpaid and mail from creditors going unopened
- Signs of dangerous driving (not wearing a seatbelt, easily distracted, new nicks or dents in the car)
- Stale or expired foods in the pantry and refrigerator
- Broken appliances that your loved one used to use regularly
- Signs of lax housekeeping such as a dirty bathroom or lots of clutter around the home
Ultimately, no one other than the senior and those closest to them will know when it’s the right time to transition for assisted living. But if one or more of the above situations occur, it’s a sign that the person could benefit from the services provided in an ALF.” -Caring.com
“Watching a loved one live with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or any other memory impairment is not easy. Out of love and compassion, many families attempt to provide care for their loved one on their own. But, many seniors living with memory impairment do eventually reach a point when they will greatly benefit from professional memory care.
While making the decision to seek memory care is personal for every family, the situations below may indicate that it’s time to seek professional care for your loved one.
- Getting lost or disoriented while driving or walking on a familiar route
- Losing prescriptions, forgetting to take medication, or taking the improper dose
- Personality changes like increased aggression or withdrawal from loved ones
- Dangerous incidents at home like forgetting to turn off the stove or leaving the door or gate open, making oneself susceptible to crime like burglary
- A noticeable decline in grooming, such as an overgrown, unkempt beard or wearing clothes that appear to be unwashed
- Lack of cooperation with family caregivers” – Caring.com
“People often confuse assisted living facilities for nursing homes, but the two senior care options are very different.
The key difference: assisted living communities provide personal care and assistance with ADLs for residents who need help with these activities but do not require skilled nursing care, while nursing homes provide around-the-clock skilled care and medical support. For example, a nursing home would be a good fit for someone who needs a feeding tube, while assisted living would not.
Another big distinction is the types of services and amenities offered. Assisted living communities typically offer a wider range of social activities and outings and have a less institutional, more communal feel than nursing homes. And while nursing homes tend to be more expensive than ALFs, Medicaid and Medicare can be used to cover skilled nursing home costs, which is rarely the case for assisted living.” – Caring.com
Yes. Family visits are important part of senior care. We allow pre-authorized family members to visit their loved one. We are flexible and want to accommodate your visits. Please work with community administrator to create a plan that is works for all parties. Due to on-going pandemic restrictions, it is extremely important that your visits are pre-authorized.
Yes. Authorized family members are allowed to take residents for outings. All visits need to be authorized by community administrator and assessed on case by case basis, ensuring the best outcome for our senior resident.
Bring items that make home a home. Our rooms are fully furnished. Though we encourage our resident families to work with community administrator to create a move in plan. We are flexible and want to help our residents create familiar settings.