The transition from independent living to a senior living facility is a stressful experience for the entire family. Your elderly loved one is concerned about the new environment and their loss of independence, while you stress about making the right choice on where to place your loved one. You do not have to stress. A senior placement service can assist your family with the process.
Starts With an Interview
Senior care placement services generally begin with an interview. During this time, the placement professionals sit down with you, your loved one, and any other person you would like to invite to get a gauge of what types of services your family needs and wants.
During this interview, the placement professional listens closely and assesses what you are saying to see if they can provide any helpful insight. For example, there are often therapy programs, payment options, and living arrangement opportunities that families are not aware of. The placement professional will use their knowledge to ensure you know what to look for in a senior care facility.
Makes Recommendations Based on Knowledge
Generally, after the interview, the placement agent will review the information they have on the local facilities and create a list of recommended senior living facilities. From this list, the family can decide to move forward with the options or inform the agent that they want more choices.
If the family decides to move forward, the placement professional can arrange a visit and tour so that you and your loved one have the opportunity to see the facility on your own. Remember, the family has the final word.
Placement professionals do not just help your family choose a facility; they also help with your loved one's transition to their new home. As part of this process, these professionals will generally coordinate all the financing. For example, if your loved one has a private insurance company that will help cover the cost of their stay, a veteran's benefit, or any other assistance, the placement professionals will ensure this information is provided to the facility.
By the time your loved one is ready to move in, you will have a clear indication of what part of the cost your family will be responsible for so that you can better plan.
It does not matter what type of care your loved one needs; a placement professional can work with your family to meet your needs and ease your concerns.
To learn more, contact a resource that offers senior placement services.Share