Society has been debating over the moral and ethical implications of assisted living homes. They’re crucial for seniors who can’t live on their own due to health or other reasons, but they present a lot of issues with emotional and mental health. Is it ethical to put someone who’s already suffering from mental health issues in an assisted living home? In this article, we explore the choice, the wisdom, and decision- the aspects of living in one.
The Choice & Options
Oh snap, I can’t wait to get old and live in assistant living or nursing home.. Says not anyone ever.. Since a young age, my father regretted my grandfather being in a nursing home. In my belief, I don’t believe your golden years should be living in punishment. No one hopes togrow old and be put in jail. As life event happen, having to work we have no other choice.- to put loved ones in nursing homes or living assistance. No matter the circumstances we hope if a loved one has to choose a facility. These are the good – choice. We all hope that are final days and golden years are healthy, happy, and comfortable. To reduce the fear of aging and growing old, we welcome a child or relative by being the caregiver. Unfortunately, not all have that option. It’s something to consider in your choice & mindset package. See your options before hand, this conversation will give relief later in life. Think about financial options when your golden days are approaching. What are your choices? Use resources to plan ahead and concern the choices. How is your mental health? Are you able to be independent and continue to make your own decision?
There are many benefits to living in an assisted living home. One of the biggest benefits is that you will have access to around-the-clock care. This means that if you need help with anything, someone will always be there to assist you. Assisted living homes also provide social activities and opportunities to interact with other residents. This can help keep your mind sharp and can prevent loneliness. Another big benefit is that you will have your own private space – unlike a nursing home, where rooms are often shared. This can give you a much-needed sense of privacy and independence.
Of course, every situation is different, and not every assisted living home is perfect. But overall, the good outweighs the bad when it comes to assisted living. If you or a loved one are considering an assisted living arrangement, be sure to do your research to find the best possible option.
The Wisdom & Mindset
It would be easy to focus on the negative aspects of living in an assisted living home. After all, there are some definite downsides. For one thing, it can be very expensive. Assisted living homes typically cost between $2,000 and $5,000 per month, and that’s not including the cost of health care. That can be a difficult expense for many families to manage.
In addition, assisted living homes can be very restrictive. Residents typically have to follow a strict schedule and adhere to a set of rules. This can be difficult for people who are used to having a lot of freedom and independence.
Finally, assisted living homes can be depressing places. They are often filled with people who are sick, lonely, and afraid. It can be hard to see your loved ones in this type of environment. Loved one’s have a hard time adjusting or adapting to new places to call – home.
While many may feel that having to be a caregiver is not that hard. Being a caregiver is a special skilled job. The wisdom that your loved one has can possibly be damaged or destroyed if no options are available. The mental effects of depression and other health conditions put one at risk of serious health concerns. The saying, “no place like home” – stands true in many facts. Years of hard work to have wisdom tossed aside, is unfair. Wisdom seems to be a punishment of growing old. So much plays part in the decision of comfort and happiness. To be pushed aside because of inability to be independent. If you had or have been a caregiver to someone, think of the responsibility and quality care needed. Not everyone can be a caregiver. It takes a lot of patience to acknowledge the needs of a loved one.
Next the thinking has set in. What’s next finally-
If you have an elderly loved one who is starting to need more help with activities of daily living, you may be considering a move to an assisted living facility. These communities provide assistance with things like bathing, dressing, eating, and medication management, while also offering social and recreational activities.
The decision is more than a choice or wisdom planning. Visiting a senior living facility is a great way to get a feel for what life would be like for your loved one. It also gives you an opportunity to meet the staff and see the type of care that is available. Here are some tips for making the most of your visit:
- Schedule a tour during normal business hours. This will give you a chance to see how the facility operates on a day-to-day basis.
- Ask questions! The staff should be able to answer any questions you have about the level of care available, the cost of living at the facility, and the types of activities that are offered.
- Talk to current residents. They can give you a first-hand account of what it’s like to live in the community. Be sure to ask about both the good and the bad so you can get a well-rounded picture.
- Trust what your loved one hsays. Also trust your instincts. If something does not feel right. – it most likely isn’t.
- Quality Care.. Think about Choices, wisdom & mindset.
In conclusion, living in an assisted living home can be a good or bad experience depending on the individual. Some people may find the structure and support to be beneficial, while others may find it stifling. It is important to weigh the pros and cons before making a decision about whether or not to move into an assisted living home. Understanding your options and plan ahead. Last minute choices can be risky. Reality is you have options, choices, before a decision is final.
Until our minds meet again, be safe out there much love & blessings. Remember that Everyday Mind’s Matter👣💘