The Right Time
It may never seem like “the right time” for an assisted living home for your loved one, but there is a time when this difficult decision should be strongly considered. This time is when they can no longer take care of themselves and need help with daily activities and basic needs, or when family members are simply unable to provide the necessary caregiving. Sometimes you can plan; sometimes the decision is thrust upon you. Either way, it is important to be vigilant and recognize the signs that it’s time to take action:
1. Becoming Forgetful
If your loved one needs help remembering basic daily tasks or responsibilities, especially things that could compromise their health or safety.
2. Struggling with Regular Chores
If your loved one is taking much longer than normal to perform easy chores and is becoming excessively lethargic, or they are having trouble with balance and falling.
3. Needing More Social Events
Many seniors experience isolation and loneliness as they grow older; sometimes they need the stimulation of cooperative activities or new people to be around and talk to.
4. Requiring Assistance with Health Issues
If your loved one is struggling to keep track of their medication and follow their regimen or they are having physical symptoms and issues but don’t know what action to take.
An ideal residential care home has trained and certified caregivers equipped to deal with many of the challenges seniors face—and to provide the continuous care they need. Let CareAgape find you the right home — a loving family home where a senior can feel safe and secure and families can rest assured knowing they will get the care they need.
Contact our advisors today to learn how we can help you find a home with the highest level of care—one that meets your standards as well as ours.