It can be a difficult moment when you come to realize that your mom or dad needs senior care in a setting like assisted living. Just as our parents kept us safe, sheltered and secure when we needed it – there comes a time when we’re called upon to return this same love to our parents.

Some of us will provide care to our parents in our own home for a period, but this is not always possible for all families, or always desired by the children or parents themselves. Many families find themselves searching for assisted living, an intermediate level of residential care for seniors who aren’t safe living alone. Ideally, your parents can be full participants in the search, but when your loved one is impaired by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may have to proactively take more control of the decision-making.

If you see that your parents need assisted living care, here are some steps that can help you find the right care:

  1. Get Them involved
  2. Determine what you can afford
  3. Speak with a Senior Living Advisor
  4. Tour Senior Communities