As parents age, adult children often assume the role of caregiver. It’s a transition that can be emotionally and physically difficult on parent and adult child alike. Our parents may be frustrated by a loss of independence, while we struggle to balance life’s responsibilities with our heartfelt desire to care for them.
Eventually, you may begin to realize that quality of life for both you and your parent could be enhanced by a change. But there are many factors when considering whether it’s time for a parent to move to a continuing care retirement community such as Baptist Homes.
Your first and foremost consideration should be your parent’s health and safety. We have provided a short checklist that can be used as a tool to monitor your loved one’s capabilities as they go about their activities of daily living (ADLs), their Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) as well as their cognitive abilities. By knowing what to look for, you can alert your parent’s physician before problems arise.
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
Cognitive or emotional situations
If you checked any of these questions, bring the concerns to your family member’s physician.
Luckily, there are resources to guide you through the process of determining what’s best for your loved one.
If you decide that Baptist Homes is right for your parent, we promise that he or she will be offered the highest level of physical, emotional and spiritual care, while you’ll enjoy the peace of mind knowing that skilled, compassionate professionals are providing it. To schedule a tour of Baptist Homes, call 412-563-6550, or complete our short contact form.