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How To Assess if Assisted Living is Right For You?

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Sometimes senior caregiving calls some of us to act fast. 

Marylin Rosa had to think and act fast to provide a safe and sound transition for her eighty-eight-year-old mother, who moves into two two-bedroom apartments here in Chicago where she lives with her thirty-one-year-old daughter and her four-year granddaughter. 

Though Marylin and her daughter didn’t have much time to plan, they both knew what to do. What helped provide a smooth transition was that Marylin is a registered nurse in Puerto Rico and that her daughter had been assisting her grandmother as a care provider before they both moved to Chicago.   

Marilyn and her daughter were able to provide fast In-home-

care. This type of care meets several essential ongoing senior care needs, such as companionship, personal care, and some assisted living or non-medical services. 

Not too long ago, there was not much difference between what “in-home care” and “assisted living,” or also known as “home health care,” meant to people. But fast forward to today, “assisted living” includes “home-health-care” needs and non-medical care required. 

 

 How To Assess if Assisted Living is Right For You?

To help assess if assisted living is right for you, we are providing you with our own GYC’s easy & quick Assisted Living Living Assessment: Ask and answer the following questions: 

How much care do your loved one/s need? 

The answer to this question should begin with a daily and monthly list of everything your loved one needs assistance with. The list should give you the care your loved one requires!

What are the pros and cons? 

Every situation is specific and brings its benefits and disadvantages, but one thing to always keep in mind is that the “assisted living” providers meet the level of care. 

Our GYC Senior Care Family exists to ensure  your loved on/s is/are  provided with the right level of assisted living care. We believe in executing the appropriate care  strategy for our senior community and we are ready to provide you with the answers needed to help find the best assisted living strategy and care services that your loved one deserves. 

 

Our GYC skilled personal In-Home Care team and registered and licensed nurses are always happy to answer any questions or concerns. 

 GYC Senior Care exists to serve! Learn more at www.gycseniorcare.com or call (847) 410-2126. 

 For more GYC senior-related personalized blogs, visit www.gycseniorcare.com

 

References 

Senior Living Resources

Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

Quality of Life in Assisted Living Facilities: Viewpoints of Residents

 

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