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Senior Living Communities:
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Boomers and Parents:
Bridging The Gap (p. 3)
When you and your family have answered the questions above, you are ready to consult with a counselor who is experienced in all aspects of senior lifestyle transitions. The marketing directors in Parc communities will provide you with a candid and insightful assessment of your family’s situation. Our experience has proven that this discussion is usually more effective if your parent is not involved.
Should circumstances indicate that your loved one would be best served in a continuing care or assisted living environment, our counselors will recommend suitable alternatives. If an active and independent lifestyle is the logical choice, we will explore the benefits of a Parc community or one of its competitors.
In every circumstance, our goal will be to ensure that your family makes the best decision for your parent. By policy, we will never pressure a prospective resident for one of our communities. We hope to be interacting with your loved one for years to come and that interaction must be cordial. We must therefore rely completely on the "Boomer” children to manage the decision process. Your assistance in determining a move date, selecting a suitable unit, addressing the issues of downsizing, and reinforcing the lifestyle decision is essential for the psychological well being of your parent.
As previously mentioned, the most important objective of the entire process is to minimize the amount of time to get from point A to point B. You must always remember that this decision may be the last important one that your parent will make. The longer your family takes to define its focus, the more frustration and anxiety you will place upon your loved one. Be proactive and deal with your parent as a peer. The result can be a positive experience that will benefit your family for years to come.