How to Try Out an Assisted Living Community for the Day
Want to take an assisted living community for a test drive? Ask whether they offer a day stay, suggests Dwayne J. Clark, founder and CEO of Aegis Living. Some provide adult day-care programs that take place right there on campus. Clark writes at The Huffington Post.
Adult Day Stay can provide the senior a chance to get used to the idea of transitioning to senior community living and get to know and become comfortable with staff members and residents before a permanent stay at an assisted living community becomes necessary. And for the family caregiver, an Adult Day Stay offers a chance to “try out” the community and determine through experience whether it’s right for their loved one.
Of course, adult day-care isn’t just for trying out a community. It’s a great resource of respite for caregivers and a way for seniors used to being in the house all the time to get out and socialize. To search for adult day-care in your area, click here.
You may also be interested in this previous OurParents post: “Retirement-Community Trend: Try Before You Buy.”
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.