Older adults are sometimes reluctant to transition to an assisted living community, no matter how beneficial such a move might be. Their reluctance can be caused by a variety of reasons. For some, it is a fear of losing their independence. Others might have difficulty accepting change. Another common concern that holds them back is the idea of selling their home.
Even when a senior understands they might not be safe living alone, they resist making a change. For those who love them, it can be frustrating and worrisome.
One solution to consider is using short-term respite as a trial stay. Respite is a program that allows older adults to stay at a community for a few days or weeks. The program is designed to give family caregivers a break.
Utilizing respite as a trial stay may be a nonthreatening way for your family elder to test out the community before committing to a permanent move. There are a few factors you’ll want to keep in mind as you plan.
Respite Allows Seniors to Try Assisted Living
Several factors to consider when you are using respite care to test out an assisted living community:
Respite at Sunrise
Respite care services are available at Sunrise assisted living as well as memory care and skilled nursing communities. We know it can help a weary caregiver restore their sense of well-being, in addition to allowing a senior a firsthand view of what everyday life is like.
We extend an open invitation to you and your family elder to stop by for a tour, and a complimentary meal. Call us at 888-434-4648 to learn more about respite today!