The simple answer is, “It’s probably less expensive than you think.” However, as always, an informed consumer is a happy and satisfied consumer: The more care you require, such as memory care, the more expensive the arrangement. Following are some guidelines to help you make some very important decisions.
“Do not go gentle into that good night …Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Dylan Thomas was a wonderful poet who also apparently knew a few things about aging. The sentiment reflected in his words above reflect the idea of control – that if we work at aging correctly, if we ‘rage’ against it in productive ways, we have a better chance of improving it.
What’s the best next step for an aging parent? Surprisingly, it may not be a ‘nursing home.’ Although we tend to use this catch-all phrase when we begin thinking about where our loved ones can live comfortably and safely, there are other options that may offer improved quality of life.