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Four Talking Points to Help Elderly Parents Consider Assisted Living


Ever heard the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? It’s an expression that embodies how most people feel about change. Familiarity is comfortable while change is never easy. Many times, people are content to stay with what they know rather than venture into the unknown.


It could be one of many reasons your parent or loved one is feeling apprehensive about moving into an assisted living center. They are worried about leaving their homes or changing their lifestyle. But our team at Yuma Senior Living has seen that change can be a good thing. Here are four talking points that could help clear up any misconceptions your parent has about assisted living.


1. Assistance


One of the best ways to start a conversation about assisted living is to ask what your parent thinks of the idea. They may be concerned about the prospect of giving up an independent lifestyle, for instance. Explain to them that assisted living isn’t about giving up independence. It’s about getting help where it’s needed, and that can be a good thing.


For example, we provide transportation, weekly housekeeping services, and daily chef-prepared meals. Your parent will no longer have to spend time cooking and cleaning. Instead, they can spend time doing what then enjoy most, whether that is relaxing with a good book or engaging in their favorite hobby. We provide help with the mundane things so your loved once can live life to its fullest.


2. Community


When your parent decides to reside at an assisted living center, they will be surrounded by like-minded people. Residents who stay with us have as full a social schedule as they want with our social events and off-site social excursions. These offerings are the perfect way to get to know your new neighbors and have a real sense of community. With social activities, happy hours, and regularly scheduled outings, you’ll have plenty to see and do here at Yuma Senior Living.


3. Lifestyle


Sometimes, our loved ones are hesitant to consider assisted living because they don’t know exactly what to expect. Explain to your parent that Yuma Senior Living provides tranquil living in a safe, secure community environment. They can walk in our enclosed outdoor activity courtyards or simply lounge in our nicely appointed indoor common areas.


Your parent can also enjoy the personal touches of home. We encourage our residents to furnish their individual apartments with all their favorite belongings. When staying at Yuma Senior Living, you can have access to modern-day conveniences while still holding on to all the comforts of home.


4. Around-the-Clock-Care


Assisted Living also provides peace of mind. If your parent has a medical emergency, for instance, we provide around-the-clock-care. We also provide an on-site health clinic that enables our residents to have an easy experience when scheduling medical services and health checkups.


Sometimes explaining assisted living to a parent means simply clearing up any misconceptions about what it means to live in an assisted living community. It can be hard to adjust to change initially, but it can also be a fun and exciting time.


If you have already talked to a parent about assisted living and they have more questions or concerns, allow us to address them firsthand. We encourage you to schedule an in-person visit with us. Simply give us a call at (928) 388-6858, and our Community Ambassador will schedule an onsite tour at your convenience.


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