One of the most unfortunate consequences of growing older is a loss of independence. Physical and mental decline can make it difficult for seniors to take care of themselves or manage their own lives. The solution, in many situations, involves senior living arrangements, from in-home care assistance to assisted living or nursing home facilities. However, while these arrangements can help seniors manage day-to-day tasks that they could no longer handle on their own-getting around, bathing, dressing, preparing meals, and more-they don't necessarily address the deep sadness and frustration that can come with a loss of independence.
Is it time to make senior living arrangements for a friend, relative, or loved one? There can be many reasons to make this particular decision. Perhaps the senior needs help with day-to-day activities such as cooking or bathing. Or maybe they\'ve decided that the old house they\'ve called home for so many years is simply too big for them to manage and maintain.
In any case, there a lot of factors to consider before make a firm decision about senior living arrangements. You probably already know about the different types of senior living-in-home care, independent living retirement communities, assisted living communities, and nursing homes, to name a few. However, you might not immediately think of some of the other factors that will (and should) influence your decision