My Dad is 90 years old and still living at home. My brothers are hesitant to consider Assisted Living, but I am convinced that it's the best option for everyone involved. How do I convince my siblings that Dad will be better off in a home?

Asked by: Tami Rogers |Posted on: November,24 | Viewed: 805 times

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Thanks for your question, Tami! 

There are a couple of different ways you can approach this topic with your brothers. First, it is very proactive of you to be considering future care for your Dad before a crisis occurs. Explain to your brothers the financial and health implications of waiting to move your Dad into Assisted Living. Use research to back you up; for example, show them the statistics that say "55% of all falls take place inside the home. More than three-quarters take place either inside or in close proximity to the home." (http://www.learnnottofall.com/content/fall-facts/where-seniors-fall.jsp) Perhaps after knowing all the facts, your brothers will be more willing to move your father into a safe environment where he can be taken care of and supervised in case of an emergency. 
Depending on where you live, Assisted Living may also be a more financially responsible choice than independent living. For example, "The average cost of senior living in California is $125 per day. In contrast, the average cost of in-home care in California is $450 per day." Seniorly can help you find a community that’s in your price range and offers services that appeal to you. 
For help finding an Assisted Living community in your area, email us at ask@seniorly.com or call us at 415-570-4370. We're happy to help!
~Seniorly


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Tami Rogers is a mom, award winning writer, passionate chef, blogger and frequent contributor to Seniorly and other sites dedicated to seniors and aging well. She also writes for parenting magazines and websites focused on the emotional well being of teens.


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