A Down Payment on Your Parentsâ€™ Future
My father is incredibly important to me. He’s been a valuable part of my life at every stage â€“ from childhood to adulthood. So, after my father went into the hospital this last time, we both realized that it was only going to be a matter of time before he couldn’t live on his own anymore. My mother passed away a few years ago, and my dad always said that he didn’t want to move in with my wife and I and put extra pressure on us. We talked about our options, and we all agreed that a senior living community that would still allow him to be active and involved was the best way to go. Â Even though we had concerns that he would not totally be on board with this idea, we all knew deep down that this was the right thing to do, not only for dad but also for us. Â We were concerned for his safety and we only wanted what was best for him.
We visited several senior living communities in Boca Raton, but when we heard about Sinai Residences, we knew that it was the one for us. Opening in 2015, it’s shaping up to be a world-class community, and since we enrolled early as Charter Club members, we got early bird prices that are unbeatable. Plus, the timing works out perfectly. Dad is still pretty independent for the time being, but the doctors say that in a couple of years he’ll definitely need some on-site assistance. Â We were not looking for your stereotypical nursing home. Â Dad wasn’t going to be in bed all day, and he wanted to be able to socialize with people his own age in a comfortable environment. Â Even though we knew the day was quickly approaching that he would need more assistance, we wanted him to enjoy the final years of his life and not be locked up in a lonely home all by himself.
One of the things that I liked best about this senior living facility is that they offer personalized attention at all different levels of care. At first, I know that my dad will just need a little help here and there, but as time goes on he’ll need different levels of care, and different services, and with this facility offering them all in one location, I know that he won’t have to uproot himself and head to some other community or housing at a later date. I sleep a little better, knowing that he’ll have a home that he can stay at for as long as he needs, and where he’ll get the best care possible, all tailored personally to him. Â In the past, we’ve had family members that have started living at one facility only to be moved to more of a nursing home environment as their health declined. Â We made it a point to find a senior care facility that could change with his needs, and allow him to stay there as long as he needed.
Their Assisted Living Center is in a beautiful residential setting, and has private and spacious apartments available that can be furnished to his tastes. Plus, their team will work specifically with my father’s needs, rather than trying to pigeonhole him into some pre-arranged plan. And they keep my wife and I in the loop, with regularly scheduled meetings with him and us to help ensure that we’re all on the same page. They’ve even got Memory Care Assisted Living Residences that are designed to complement and enhance cognitive abilities. Â The more we learned about the different programs available to us, the more we liked what we were hearing. Â This seemed to be a place dad could not only safely live but also thrive and enjoy life.
They also offer all the usual amenities that we’ve come to expect, in a resort-style community on 22-acres of lushly landscaped grounds, which my dad really appreciates. But I think what we both appreciate most is the peace of mind and security that we feel, knowing that we’ve put a down payment on his future by reserving him an address at quality facility that he liked today. Â Placing your loved one in other peopleâ€™s hands is a decision we did not take lightly. Â We wanted to feel comfortable with our decision, but mostly importantly we wanted dad to agree with us and support the move.
The author of this article, a writer living in Fort Lauderdale, showed his aging father the Sinai Residences of Boca Raton retirement community because of their personalized attention, on-site assistance, and their private and spacious apartments.