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Family elder care advice: Pros and cons of living situations

Family elder care is a natural part of life, just like aging. As we get older and as our loved ones get older, the time will come when you have to decide on what type of living arrangement would be best suited to their needs. There are pros and cons of each living situation, so let’s explore them further.

Assisted Living:

  • Pros – Constant supervision, immediate medical care, staff always on hand, gives you peace of mind, some independence able to be maintained
  • Cons – Your loved one may not want to give up their independence or living on their own, requires moving out of their home

Retirement Home:

  • Pros – Immediate medical care on-site, constant supervision, gives you peace of mind, special needs are able to be accommodated
  • Cons – Loss of independence, your loved one may be resistant to move out of their home

Home Health Care:

  • Pros – Able to maintain a level of independence, able to remain in home, personalized care from compassionate staff
  • Cons – No medical staff on-site

Assisted living, retirement homes or home health care? Here’s how to decide

Talk to your loved one’s primary care doctor if you think arrangements for their care need to be made. The doctor’s decision will be based on several factors such as medical conditions, mobility and other related things.

If you’d like more information about Companion Care, if you have any questions about the services we provide, or if you’d like more information about how to best care for an elderly family member, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Discover why so many people choose us for family elder care in Redmond. We look forward to hearing from you.


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