Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Aging In Place or Assisted Living?
He's been making gains in physical therapy. After the stroke, he was depressed for a while but lately he's returned to his usual witty self.
My problem is that I get conflicting advice on how to manage his care after he leaves the rehab facility. Assisted living facilities are incredibly expensive, but there are those who claim it's so much better for the social aspects of the elderly.
My father is very gregarious. He can--and does--talk to anyone. He makes up jokes all the time.
The thing is, he's been very happy in his senior apartment building, where he has lots of friends who miss him.
I think he could go back to his apartment with home care, which is not cheap either but it's a familiar environment. His building does provide many activities for the residents such as movie night, armchair adventures, birthday parties, holiday parties, Communion services, and etc.
Dad suggested to me yesterday he could take a cruise around the world. (Although, he said he'd like to skip the South Pacific part.)
What would you do?