How Family Members Cope with a Loved One in Personal Care: The realization that a parent or loved one can no longer function independently can be heart-wrenching for family members. It often becomes the responsibility of the spouse or children to make the decision that a personal care facility is the best option for their loved one’s quality of life. As much as we want to care for a parent or spouse ourselves, at some point it may become physically and emotionally difficult, exhausting, and even detrimental to our own health and well-being.
It’s important that we encourage our loved one with a positive outlook and consider all the possibilities that will be available to them when they move to a personal care community.
- Being part of a community that will enhance their quality of life.
- Increased socialization through activities and events.
- Restaurant-style dining with three meals a day.
- Assistance with dressing, bathing, and personal grooming; weekly laundry service.
- Help with medications and health checks by licensed nurses.
Naturally, this is a major decision for the family to make and a big life change for the loved one. Staff at a quality personal care facility will help everyone with the transitional process.
One of the main considerations you’ll want to think about is the size of the facility where your loved one will be.
A smaller setting may be more inviting and offer greater personalized care as opposed to a large facility. Family members will also feel more at home when visiting and find comfort in knowing their loved one is being treated with the compassion and respect they deserve. At Pickering Manor, family members are always invited to participate in special events and visit at any time.
Pickering Manor Personal Care residents are part of the Pickering family and community.
They have friends and enjoy events and activities. They do not feel lonely during holidays, birthdays, weekdays or weekends when the family is busy. They are safe, engaged, and well taken care of.
Change is rarely easy, but knowing your loved one is no longer alone and getting the best care and attention by quality nursing staff will give you peace of mind as you go about your own daily activities. Pickering Manor is a community of transitioning care needs, offering continued options for changing health issues including rehab and long-term care. Family members are encouraged and welcome to take part in the care of their loved one.
Coping with a family member’s physical or mental health can be extremely difficult.
For this reason, Pickering Manor offers a Caregiver Support Group for anyone caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s. This group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 10 am to 12 pm and provides a safe and confidential space to connect with others.
Pickering Manor located in Newtown, PA, Bucks County, is the only non-profit retirement facility in Pennsylvania that is owned and operated by the community. Independent living options, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation are also available.
For more information about Personal Care services, please give us a call at 215-968-3878 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.