Making the Right Decision: How to Tour a Long-Term Care Community for Your Loved One

Today, long-term care communities provide the ideal living arrangement for aging parents, spouses or other loved ones who are no longer able to take care of themselves and who require round-the-clock assistance to remain safe, comfortable and well. For example, they might require daily help with bathing, toileting, managing their daily medications, preparing meals and supervision to maintain their overall safety, health and sense of well-being.

Creating a Plan of Care Before a Crisis Happens

Although it is something that none of us likes to ponder, the passage of time and the effects of aging place our parents and other older loved ones at risk of rapid changes in their health status and capabilities. A sudden illness, a fall or other unexpected event can turn their life – and yours – upside down in an instant.

Given the potential consequences, perhaps the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared,” offers the best advice for all of us.