Caregiving whether you’re a professional or a loving caring, son or daughter, caregiving challenges us in ways that we may never have imagined.

In November, we particularly recognize the Family Caregiver.

Yes, YOU! …and we are here to help!

When it comes to caring for an aging parent, there is no one-size-fits-all solution that will work for every family. Each senior has their own unique lifestyle and medical needs that must be considered. Does your loved one desire to transition to an in-patient elder care community? Perhaps they want to remain in their home or move in with you? Factors like these are critical when considering the different care options that are available.

At LIVIA, we believe that you should know all the options that are available to you so that you can guarantee the best possible outcome for your family member. Here are some popular care options that many families will choose from when deciding how to care for their aging parent.

Senior Living Community

A senior living community is a popular one-stop solution that will provide your aging parent with a multitude of desirable services such as housing and maintenance, dining options, medical care, planned activities, and transportation services. Some senior living communities, such as LIVIA, may also offer a variety of different living situations that your aging parent can choose such as Independent or Assisted Living.

Independent Living is just that: autonomous in-patient residency. In this type of living environment, a senior enjoys amenities such as prepared meals, social activities, and housekeeping and grounds maintenance. Medical assistance is available, but in independent living communities, it is reserved on an as-needed basis.

Compared to independent living, an Assisted Living Community is designed for seniors that need consistent medical treatment on a daily basis. Residents in assisted living communities enjoy a largely autonomous lifestyle but also have the peace of mind that their daily medical needs are cared for by a staff of trained professionals.

Planning is the Most Important Part

Whether you are considering moving your aging parent to a senior living community, hiring outside care, enlisting the help of a respite care provider, or caring for them at home, planning will always be the most important part of the process. Creating a routine that both parent and caregiver can adhere to is critical to ensuring that your loved one can receive the best care possible and maintain a desired quality of life.

At LIVIA, we understand that some individuals may be unable to care for their aging parents directly. If you are considering transitioning your family member to an independent or assisted living senior living community, contact us at any time for more information on our luxurious accommodations to see if they are the right solution for you.

Yes, it can be a bit puzzling… We are here to help…. have questions? Lori can help!

Lori Connell, Director of Business Development 973.993.6700.Ext. 4105