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Loved Ones

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How to recognize it is time for Assisted Living

Most of us fear losing our independence and moving into an assisted living facility. However, in some cases it may be the best option to keep elderly or aging loved ones safe and healthy.
If you are grappling with deciding to place a loved one in assisted living, try to answer the following questions to determine if it's time:

  • Is your loved one eating?
  • Or, do they forget to eat and they simply have no appetite? Nutrition is vital to keeping a high energy level and to maintaining a healthy quality of life.

  • Do they put their health at risk at home?
  • If they are not safe walking, seeing, bathing or cooking alone they could be at risk staying at home alone.

  • Is your loved one remembering to take their medications to stay well?
  • Memory loss can pose a challenge for those reliant on time sensitive vital medications. Having a full time aid to ensure that medications are taken elevates this concern.

  • Do they have a plan to contact someone in case of emergency?
  • If they live alone and are at risk for injury, it would be better to have someone available 24/7.

  • Is their home equipped with safety features such as grab bars and emergency response systems?
  • If not, Assisted Living could be the solution.

  • Do they have friends, or are they isolated from others most of the time?
  • It is very important for their mental and physical health, to maintain social relationships. In an Assisted Living environment, they will have that.

  • Is your loved one independent or do they need support for daily activities?
  • If you are unable to take care of your loved one 24/7, then an Assisted Living setting may be the solution.

These are just a few questions that you and your loved one may want to consider while exploring options and deciding whether it's time to seek support though assisted living.

 


What is an Assisted Living Facility?

Assisted living facilities offer a housing alternative for adults who may need help with dressing, bathing, eating, and toileting, but do not require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in nursing homes.

Assisted living facilities may be part of a retirement community, nursing home, senior housing complex, or a stand-alone home. Licensing requirements for assisted living facilities vary by state and can be known by as many as 26 different names including: residential care, board and care, congregate care, and personal care.
Residents of assisted living facilities usually have their own units or apartment. In addition to having a support staff and providing meals, most assisted living facilities also offer at least some of the following services:

  • Health care management and monitoring
  • Help with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and eating
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Medication reminders and/or help with medications
  • Recreational activities
  • Security
  • Transportation

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