Cost of Comparison
When considering senior care options, the ability to afford the costs are typically of the top concerns. We understand that everyone’s finances are different.A tool that we recommend is our Cost of Comparison worksheet. It will help you outline the costs of your current living situation versus Riley Crossing living expenses.
Guide for Elderly Caregiving
Every family is unique, and your family’s needs may differ from those of others. But most families share some things in common when caring for an elderly loved one. Fill out this form fill for a complimentary guide that will help you answer those common questions we all have.
For example: Is what is happening to my loved one normal? Is my loved one safe living at home? When do I or other family members need to step in for the sake of our loved one? What type of housing would be best for our loved one? How do we pay for long-term care?
Fill out the form below to Download your Guide to Elderly Caregiving:
Tips for Caregivers:
- Talk with a doctor, health care professional or geriatric care manager if you start to sense a decline in your loved one’s physical, emotional, mental or social health.
- Make sure that you have a backup plan in place for your loved one should you become ill or need care. Do not wait for a crisis to create a plan.
- Check your loved ones needs regularly to track changes and adjust care as needed. It is possible for your loved one to become suddenly more dependent—for example, after an injury or illness. It is also possible for your loved one to regain some independence after treatment and rehabilitation.
- Make sure to take care of yourself. Often times we find that caregivers health deteriorates faster than the individual that’s receiving the care. Talk to family, support systems and give yourself permission for self-care.
Assisted Living Checklist
What do I look for in a senior living community? That’s a common question we get asked. Cleanliness, medical services, odors, activities going on, staffing, training, friendliness…the list could go on but it truly depends on what is important to you. Here is a checklist to guide you and remember to evaluate how the community made you feel, your instinct is important.
Caregiver Support Group
Ebenezer is proud to offer support groups at most of our senior living communities, and Stonehaven of Eagan has two. There is a monthly scheduled Grief Support Group as well as a Memory Care Support Group for residents and their loved ones to participate in. The discussion is lead by our Activities Assistant, who has her Major’s degree in Theology. Topics will vary but are ultimately decided upon by the attendees. These support groups are open and available for local public to participate in as well.