When Is it Time to Consider Assisted Living?
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When to Consider Assisted Living
12 Signs Your Loved One May Need Senior Care
It is often difficult to realize that a loved one is no longer capable of self care.The freedom to live one’s life independently is something most of us take for granted; for many seniors, however,daily living can become a challenge, and that’s when family might want to consider an assisted living situation.
Helping our seniors stay safe, engaged, and comfortable are just a few reasons why assisted living can make very good sense. But how do you know if or when it’s the right time and the right choice? Below are some signs that could mean it’s time to explore care options:
- Increased falls or risk of falls
- Wandering from home and/or getting lost
- EMS has been called to the home more than once
- Unable to self-administer medications correctly
- Normally outgoing, but has become withdrawn or secretive
- Difficulty with one or more activities of daily living such as bathing, preparing meals, using the bathroom, etc.
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Repeating questions or making multiple phone calls asking the same questions
- Confusion, agitation, paranoia
- Diagnosis of dehydration and/or malnutrition
- Unsafe behaviors, such as leaving the stove on, exterior doors opened
- Deterioration of personal hygiene
Remember, you don’t need to make this important decision alone! Contact us for help.