How to Find the Best Assisted Living Care for Your Parents 

Your parents have a certain degree of independence, but as they’ve grown older they need assistance now and then. As for you, you’re finding it extremely challenging to juggle helping your parents with your other multitude of responsibilities, including your work and caring for your own family. 

Assisted living care is the best solution when your parents want to remain independent but receive help with tasks like bathing and getting dressed. 

But how do you find the best assisted living care for parents? And what should you do when a parent refuses to go to a nursing home? We’ll explore the answers and provide the information you need to guide you through this process.

How Do I Find the Right Aged Care for My Parents?

We understand that finding assisted living care for parents takes a lot of research and legwork, so we’ve done a lot of it for you and compiled things you should consider when searching for care for your parents. 

Create a List of What is Important to You

It’s hard to know where to start if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Take a moment to speak to your parents about what is important to them. This may include ensuring that the meals are delicious while still adhering to a specific diet or that there are plenty of activities in which to be involved.

Ask About the Daily Schedule

What level of independence will your parents have? Will they need to get up at a certain time? Can they personalize their room? All of these little individual choices can enhance their overall experience in assisted living care for parents, and you must grasp what their day-to-day life will be like. 

Take a Tour

We encourage you to come to Coastal Pointe to see what makes us different from other assisted living facilities in Brunswick County. We feature a “Main Street” décor that creates a feeling of home, which is why at Coastal Pointe, you don’t just have a room, you have an address.

 In addition, we offer flat fee pricing, which means you won’t be “nickel and dimed” for every little service. 

During this time of COVID-19,  we are constantly safeguarding our residents by following all state and CDC recommendations. Because of this, our in-person touring policy may change depending upon these guidelines. However, we will always have virtual tours available for you. Please contact us for the latest details and updates.

Ask If There Are Other Care Options 

Dementia affects millions of seniors across the country, and it is important to know if the place where you’re getting assisted living care for parents has the capabilities and the staff to provide this type of specialized care. 

At Coastal Pointe, we have 48 memory care rooms, where our compassionate staff has received extensive training in how to help those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. 

What To Do When a Parent Refuses to Go to a Nursing Home

First, “nursing home” isn’t the right term for today’s assisted living facilities, which are full of engaging activities that allow residents to assert as much independence as is safely possible. At Coastal Pointe, our assisted living facility in Shallotte, NC, we take care of the mundane household chores, cooking, and cleaning so our residents can enjoy their retirement and pursue new hobbies and meet new friends.

If your parent is hesitant about accepting the help that assisted living can offer, here are a few tips that might assist you:

  • Approach the Subject Gently

Don’t deal in absolutes where you tell your parents they “have” to do something. If you’re demanding, you’re taking away their sense of control, which can be unsettling. Instead, ask them to be active in the planning process, and ask them about what they are looking for in an assisted living facility. 

  • Express Your Concerns

Perhaps there was an incident—such as a stove left unattended—that made you worry about your parents’ safety. Mention assisted living to them because you are concerned for their well-being and emphasize that you aren’t trying to “put them away.”

  • Assisted Living Care for Parents Means Independent Living

Your parents may fear that they will be giving up control by going into an assisted living facility. Nothing can be further from the truth! At Coastal Pointe, we value our residents’ independence, and we respect it. We only provide assistance when the resident needs it. Tell your parents it’s more like having a helping hand ready whenever necessary.

For more information, you may want to check out our earlier blog about what to do when a parent refuses assisted living, where we delve into this subject in more detail 

Coastal Pointe Checks All the Boxes When You’re Looking for Assisted Living Care for Your Parents

We’re one of the newest facilities in Brunswick County, just a short drive from some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. In addition to 62 assisted living apartments and 48 memory care apartments, we offer:

  • A spa and salon
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • 24-hour personal care and supervision

Coastal Pointe is so popular that our spaces tend to fill quickly, so don’t hesitate—get started by contacting us today