If your parents or any other elderly loved one have been living independently all their lives, it may be difficult to come to terms with, or even introduce them the idea of a senior care. However, if you find that they need help with their daily routine or they require healthcare that is well beyond your ability to provide, you will want to consider enrolling them for assisted living. This provides the appropriate structure, socialization, and healthcare monitoring among other support services. Here are some indications that it’s time for your loved one to move into Assisted Living.
Trouble keeping up with personal care
If you realize that your senior parents are having trouble keeping up with personal hygiene, such as washing clothes, showering and shaving, or they are unable to dress or eat properly without your help, you may want to move them into assisted living.
Seniors having health issues
If you have a senior loved one who has health issues such as blindness, arthritis, lung disease or Alzheimer’s disease, you will want to enroll them for assisted living. Here they will get a much-needed assistance with their healthcare needs, including regular monitoring for general health, reminders, medical supervision and regular checks on general well-being among others. Some communities will also provide physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Seniors suffering from depression or loneliness
Advanced old age will sometimes lead to loss of friends, and your loved ones may become less mobile. They may consequently become more isolated, depressed and sedentary. Luckily, socialization is a key aspect of Assisted Living, allowing your loved ones to interact with others; sharing memories, interests and experiences. Most assisted living homes will also provide a wide range of social, educational, spiritual and recreational programs for their residents.
Making a decision to move a loved one into assisted living requires a lot of guts, and it can be extremely overwhelming. However, this decision is made easier by keeping in mind the numerous benefits to be derived from it, including assistance with day to day activities. However, you must be careful while selecting a home, since not all will adequately meet your expectations. If you are looking for quality assisted living services, contact Magnolia
Springs Senior Living.