“There are both physical and emotional aspects of transitioning to a new home as we age that must be addressed carefully,” said long-term care specialist Nancy Butler, author of “Above All Else: Success in Life and Business.”
When it comes to elderly parents, “remember it is all about them being in control, and maintaining their independence and quality of life,” Butler said. “You are only there to help.”
Before making any decisions, you’ll want to look into the assisted living facilities or retirement communities in whichever areas are under consideration. “Many assisted living facilities will set an appointment with you for a tour of the facility and to stay for lunch,” Butler said. If possible, take your parent along for the visit.
Originally published on July 22, 2016 by SpeakerMatch Speakers Bureau