Everyone has different reactions to aging. Some senior adults are in great health and are able to live independent, productive lives. However, the majority of the aging community suffers from either physical or mental disorders that prevent them from living happy, healthy, and safe lives on their own. Assisted living facilities exist for this reason. There are many tremendous benefits to living in an assisted living facility, from accessible company, assistance with daily activities, a community of like-minded peers, less responsibilities, planned activities, and much more. But how do you know that it’s time for someone to join an assisted living facility? Here are a few signs:
Frequent accidents: Those in the aging community who fall often or get into car accidents may no longer be able to live alone.
Poor financial management: If bills are going unpaid or money isn’t being managed properly, it could be another sign.
Fading memory: Some assisted living facilities offer memory care, which is a specialized form of care handled by highly trained nurses who can cater to the needs of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.
Lack of personal or home car: If a senior adult lives in a cluttered or dirty space, it’s a sign that they forget to or unable to clean. Similarly, poor body odor could mean that they have forgotten to bathe or are having mental problems, such as depression, that prohibit them from doing so.
If you or your loved ones have exhibited any of these behaviors, it might be time to consider moving to an assisted living facility. Although the transition may seem scary initially, many assisted living residents who were initially skeptical now think that it was the best decision they ever made!
For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Great Oaks Senior Living.