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Gently Navigating Memory Care Decisions

As the first few pages of the new calendar unfold, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past and planning for the future. It’s a time filled with hope, resolutions, and sometimes, the need to make difficult decisions. I’m a mother who has walked the path of transitioning a loved one into memory care, and I want to share some heartfelt insights that might ease your journey.

Disclosure: Mercy House operates four Texas memory care assisted living homes, each offering a caring place with specialized care for our valued residents.

Embracing Change with a New Year’s Resolve

The new year brings a natural point of reflection and an opportunity to observe changes in our loved ones that we might have missed in the hustle and bustle of daily life. During this season, as we come together, it’s a chance to share observations and feelings about our parents’ well-being. It’s not an easy conversation, but it’s one filled with love and care.

Remember, considering a move to a memory care facility is a profound act of love, a step towards ensuring their safety and well-being.

Family Unity: A Pillar of Strength

The holiday gatherings and extended family time that accompany the new year provide a precious chance to unite in understanding and decision-making. When I faced this decision, having the support and perspectives of my family was invaluable. It’s a journey you need not walk alone. Together, you can find the strength and consensus needed to move forward with a decision that feels right for everyone, most importantly, your loved one.

Beginning Anew: Financial and Emotional Planning

With the new year also comes the task of financial planning. It’s a good time to look closely at budgets, understand the costs involved, and explore the benefits and insurance options available. But beyond the numbers, it’s about preparing emotionally, too.

When I navigated this path, understanding the financial implications was as much about peace of mind as it was about practicality. It’s about ensuring a future for your loved one that is as comforting and dignified as possible.

As a mother who’s been there, I understand the mix of emotions that come with this decision.

It’s a blend of concern, love, and hope. Remember, while the calendar might suggest it’s time to make these decisions, only you and your family can know when the moment is truly right. Trust in the love that guides your actions and know that you’re not alone.

There are communities, professionals, and countless families like ours that understand and support you. Here’s to a new year filled with love, care, and the best possible future for those we hold dear.

Keith

“Now we rest easy knowing our mom is well cared for .”

Mom has Alzheimer’s, and my stepdad’s declining health meant he could no...
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Keith

“Now we rest easy knowing our mom is well cared for.”

Mom has Alzheimer’s, and my stepdad’s declining health meant he could no longer care for her in their home. Once we moved her to Mercy House, the doctors saw her health improve to the point it was two years earlier. Now my brother and I rest easy knowing ourmom is happy and well cared for.
Keith
Keith
Anna

“It was an easy transition and we’ve never looked back .”

Mom was not getting the care she needed in the nursing home. So...
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Anna

“It was an easy transition and we’ve never looked back.”

Mom was not getting the care she needed in the nursing home. So we moved her to Mercy House. It was an easy transition and we’ve never looked back. Today, even in her final days, she’s a different person! She’s happy. She’s not alone. And she’s well cared for.
Anna
Anna
Thea

“I’m so grateful I found Mercy House. They really rescued me .”

Our family just couldn’t handle Mom’s dementia at home anymore. I...
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Thea

“I’m so grateful I found Mercy House. They really rescued me.”

Our family just couldn’t handle Mom’s dementia at home anymore. I wanted her to live out her final days in a real home, surrounded 24/7 by loving caregivers that felt like an extension of our own family. I found all of that, and more, at Mercy House. They really rescued me.
Thea
Thea