Have you started to think your parent or a loved one may need more care in the near future to assure their safety and wellbeing? If the time is coming when they will need help with daily personal care activities, you may want to consider assisted living. MorningStar of Beaverton is a residential home where your loved one will receive the care they need to allow them to live as independently as possible.
If this sounds like your situation, you will want to include your parent in the decision making process as the more they are involved, the better they will accept the decision. In the case of a loved one in denial about the need for changes in their lifestyle, it may help to read suggestions from experts on how to navigate through the process. MorningStar Senior Living has a Decision Guide, available through our website which discusses the journey of aging.
Stella Henry, R.N., author of The Eldercare Handbook, explains, “Many seniors unrealistically believe they can take care of themselves for the rest of their lives.” She suggests you start laying the groundwork for eventual lifestyle changes now regardless of whether a change is eminent or sometime in the distant future. Another specialist, Barry Jacobs, PsyD, a psychologist who has counseled many people through the emotional journey of moving elderly parents, advises adult children to ask their parent to “indulge” them by visiting an assisted living facility. He adds that people are more likely to reconsider their position if a decision is of their own making.
MorningStar of Beaverton offers 66 stylish, private assisted living suites along with 38 secure suites devoted to individualized care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia related diseases. Our graciously-appointed community is located in a western suburb of Portland and enjoys a picturesque setting overlooking a natural wetland. Contact us for more information.
MorningStar of Beaverton proudly provides the very best in senior living with our unique mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.” With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, we create a true home for residents amid a beautiful setting. Please schedule a tour to discover our new assisted living and memory care community.
At MorningStar Senior Living we strive to create a true home where you can enjoy your retirement years as carefree as possible. Offering a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community, our care team is committed to giving residents a quality of life that other senior living communities simply cannot match.