One of the biggest challenges I have helped caregivers navigate is the decision to move a loved one to memory care. Far too many family members promise never to put their loved one "in a place like that" before they know how much care will be required. Making this promise is likely to backfire. There are many types of care homes, some good, some not as good.
This episode is a conversation between two caregivers who decided that a care home was the best choice for everyone involved. We discuss how to find a good care home, the pros and cons of making this choice, and tell funny stories about our Moms residency.
The one thing that I feel it's important to know is that there can be more benefits for your loved one than you'd imagine. My Mom had friends and participated in activities she refused to do with her family. My Moms quality of life was much better in a care home than she would have had had she lived with me.
If you're struggling with deciding whether or not a care home is the right choice, this is the episode for you.
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