It feels like an appropriate time to consider moving my mom & dad from their apartment. My parents are in there late 80’s & currently have wonderful care at home. However, the other night, my dad lost his balance & ended up on the living room floor. The caregiver could not get him up, after several attempts, so they called 911 & the paramedics came to assist him. Dad was not hurt & refused any medical treatment. This was a near miss and not the first time Dad has fallen (nor will it be the last).
My mom is not so stable either. I am thinking about looking at assisted living or a nursing home, one that will accommodate their needs & meet our approval before either of them seriously hurts themselves.
Questions I have thought about are: which ones accept Medicare, is there a waitlist, can my parents be together in the same room? Also, what activities are offered, how much staffing & assistance is available to residents.
Can anyone chime in…… I want to make a good decision for my parents & help them transition to a new home……I am not sure how to accomplish this.