If you have noticed changes in your loved one's mood, behavior, or appearance, begin with hiring in-home care for basic chores, such as light housekeeping or running errands. As the need for care progresses, add more in-home care to assist with meal preparation, bathing, and other hygiene needs.
Start a Conversation
Talk to your loved one about what the future might hold. Discuss their medical issues and what their options are for long-term care. Making a decision to move into a senior care home may not happen overnight, so be patient with them as they sort through their emotions.
There are many senior care options. Become familiar with what senior options are available and talk with your loved ones to see what their needs and desires are. It's important to include them in the decision process.
Make Legal Preparations
Tough decisions may need to be made as seniors age. It's important to have all legal matters planned and taken care of. Last wills, living trusts, power of attorney, and guardianship are some important legal matters seniors should take care of as soon as possible.