Asking the right questions: Looking out for your older parents well-being.

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Posted on Tuesday November 26th, 2013

Asking the right questions: Looking out for your older parents well-being.

Making sure mom and dad are taking care of themselves in their own home and staying healthy requires a lot of communication. While you may have your own questions, it’s important to ask the right questions to determine if they need extra assistance.

Some questions you may find yourself asking include:

Addressing concerns about driving, and making the tough decisions.

For many, the ability to drive relates directly to their independence. Understandably, this is a hot topic. With that said, there are some questions you should ask to determine if it’s time for mom and/or dad to seek alternative means of transportation:

Making sure mom and dad are safe in their own home.

While your aging parents may prefer to stay in their home, it’s also the place where most injuries occur, especially falls. Here are a few questions to ask yourself the next time you visit them. 

Discovering different senior living options.

At Lutheran Life Villages—one of Northeast Indiana’s leadingsenior retirement living and care providers—we encourage you and your loved ones to visit different senior living communities. After all, it’s the best way to determine if a community is the right fit. During your tour, be sure to ask the following questions to get a better sense of resident life and fees. For a more extensive checklist, click here.

Visit and Tour the Community

Study the Contract and Fees

Tour a Selection of Senior Residential Apartments

Talk to the Senior Community Staff

Talk to Senior Community Residents

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