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Talking to Your Parents about More Care.

Don’t feel you have to start this conversation alone.

 

  • Don’t feel you have to start this conversation alone.

    When a parent needs to transition to a higher level of care, the whole family needs support. Please know that the team at The Plaza is here to help you through the different challenges you face, both emotional and practical.

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  • First, ask your parents about their concerns.

    They don’t want to lose control over their lives or surrender their independence. They may have preconceived ideas about what assisted living or skilled nursing is. Be aware of the specific things that bother them. Then give them a reality check. Let them visit the new setting, see the beautiful private suites and gathering places, and above all, talk to the team. See if their fears square with reality. Often, they’re pleasantly surprised at how positive the change can be.

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  • Remind them that you can’t always be there, especially in an emergency.

    Unless your parents live with you, you can’t be there around the clock. Even if you could, when a health emergency strikes, few adult children have the training and experience to respond quickly and effectively. In a setting like The Plaza, an expert team is always seconds away. That’s critical if a situation becomes serious.

    What’s more, with specialists in rehabilitation and memory care right on site, our staff can spot changes in health or behavior that can be early signs of additional care needs—and provide the support needed. That’s the benefit of living in a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community.

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  • Parents usually tell us, “I don’t want to be a burden to my children.”

    Let your parents know how much better you’ll feel with a whole team looking out for their wellbeing, 24/7. That includes the new friends they’ll make—other residents. They look after one another, whether it’s encouraging your mom to join a class or noticing when dad is late for breakfast. Friendships and activity encourage growth and happiness. Isolation hastens decline.

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  • Show them everything Mirador has to offer.

    The Plaza is an integral part of the community at Mirador. Plaza residents enjoy impressive amenities, stimulating activities and special programs. We are far from a clinical setting or nursing home—and close to everything that makes life more enjoyable.

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Call (866) 579-6224 to schedule a visit to The Plaza. It will change the way you and your parents think about health care.

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