Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Putting Your Aging Loved One into a Home
Although you might feel like you are hurting or even abandoning your loved one by placing them in a home, the reality is that you will never be able to do enough to help them in your individual capacity as they age. Strangely, placing your loved one in assisted living is probably the most wonderful gift you could give them, despite the knot you may be feeling in your stomach. Your parent will always need more companionship, security, and care than you can realistically give them without seriously impacting your own life. Fortunately, these are necessities that are all available in abundance at Le Domaine Care.
The first step in overcoming the guilt of placing your loved one in a home is recognising that you are likely to feel it no matter how many times people might tell you that you’re doing the right thing. Your best will never feel like enough when it comes to the person who wiped away your tears, kissed your forehead goodnight and bandaged up your grazed knees. That’s why it’s important to ensure that you give them the best care you possibly can, even if that means you aren’t providing it personally.
Although we can’t take away the pain of this decision, we want to try our hardest to reassure you, by providing you with Five Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Putting Your Aging Loved One into a Home.
“Your best will never feel like enough when it comes to the person who wiped away your tears, kissed your forehead goodnight and bandaged up your grazed knees.”
It will strengthen your relationship, not weaken it.
The role reversal experienced by adult children and their elderly parents can unfortunately place a great strain on their relationship, often leading to resentment. Assisted living liberates elderly parents from total reliance on their children and frees younger family members from caring for their loved ones full-time. This helps to nurture relationships instead of placing strain on them.
Your loved one will enjoy more socialising.
Sadly, as people grow older they often lose lifelong friends and acquaintances to death, illness, or relocation. Thus, socialising becomes more and more difficult. Living at Le Domaine Care provides seniors with myriad opportunities for social interaction with people who are at the same stage of life and have similar interests. In an effort to ensure that every resident is motivated to live their life to the full, we provide several daily activities and integrated facilities that help create an environment that fosters friendship, fun, and familiarity.
Your loved one will live a fuller life.
The tranquil setting of the Le Domaine village includes beautiful gardens, magnificent birdlife, peaceful waterways and a variety of amenities all positioned in the safety of a premium estate. This allows a certain level of independence by Le Domaine Care residents who are welcome to take leisurely walks in our gardens and make the most of all our facilities have to offer. However, we do understand that certain residents may not be fully capable of taking care of themselves. For these residents, we have a holistic care offering where they will be provided with the nursing requirements they need as well as assistance in carrying out the activities they wish to take part in so that they can still be involved.
“With our help, there is no reason to feel guilty, as when it comes to your loved ones only world-class equipment, the highest standard of comfort and care, and the very best facilities will do.”
Their health and nutrition are taken care of.
A proper diet is critical for the elderly, as eating well has been proven to reduce one’s risk of stroke, heart disease, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer and anemia. If one already has one (or more) of these diseases, then a good diet paired with regular physical activity can help manage them. Our menu at Le Domaine Care is on a 4-week rotating cycle and changes with the seasons to ensure residents are catered with appropriate meals for various climates. Our meals are well balanced and provide the necessary nutrients our residents need to be their happiest, healthiest selves.
Our environment is designed for the elderly.
Falling is a common occurrence among older people, often leading to injuries that reduce their quality of life. Other possible dangers for the elderly include everyday incidents like forgetting to take one’s medication or getting lost. At Le Domaine Care, your aging loved ones are in the safest place they could be, with the very best in safety and comfort being provided that is difficult for most to achieve at home. Our highly skilled team of experienced registered nurses are on duty 24/7, with on-call doctors who do checkups and consults regularly.
At Le Domaine Care, our genuine care and commitment to the elderly are at the heart of what we do. With our help, there is no reason to feel guilty, as when it comes to your loved ones only world-class equipment, the highest standard of comfort and care, and the very best facilities will do.