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Making Decisions About Personal Care for Your Senior Parent

Jan 31, 2023

Senior living communities offering Personal Care meet the needs of a parent when adult children can no longer provide the required care at home.

Recognizing your parent’s need for more specialized care is the first step in helping them. To improve your parent’s health and make them feel comfortable, social and relaxed, it’s up to you to make a case for how Personal Care at Peter Becker Community can help.

Questions About Your Parent’s Living Situation

You might have noticed that daily tasks are beginning to get a little harder for your parent or are potentially preventing them from doing the things they once enjoyed.

Observing your parent’s behavior and their responses to the following standard care questions is important. With what you learn from these questions, you’ll be able to help your parent make a more informed decision about a move to Personal Care.

  • Are you lonely?
  • How’s your appetite?
  • What did you eat yesterday?
  • Do you see friends often enough?
  • When was the last time you bought groceries?

Depending on their honest answers to these questions, it may be time to consider helping them transition to a senior living community – or at least begin the conversation about the benefits of this move. 

Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living

A parent falling behind in their hygiene routine is one of the first and strongest signs that you should consider Personal Care. Peter Becker Community supports seniors by helping with the activities of daily living, or ADLs. These include:

  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Medication management

In our friendly and helpful Personal Care residences, your parent will receive care from physicians, nurses and specialists. But that’s not all we offer. In Personal Care at Peter Becker Community, we’re proud to offer engaging lifestyle opportunities.

What Personal Care Has To Offer

Personal Care communities offer a wide range of lifestyle amenities, including housekeeping and dietary programs. Senior living options can help your parent live with fewer restrictions and relieve other family members of caregiving responsibilities.

Residents enjoy delicious meals, engaging activities, clubs and groups in a homelike, noninstitutional setting. With a Personal Care community like Peter Becker Community, you can rest easy knowing your senior loved one is safe and well taken care of.

Making sure your parent is aware of all the available community and Personal Care options is crucial. When choosing one, take the time to explore what each community offers and understand your parent’s needs and wants. By staying open, communicative, and sharing information candidly, you can compassionately support your parent through these changing circumstances.

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Peter Becker Community is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC, specializing in Residential Living, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation, Memory Care and Hospice Care.

Learn more about Personal Care today.