Does your loved one need assisted living care? How do you know they are struggling or could do with some additional support from an assisted living home or additional memory care.
Assisted living can help your loved one adapt to some of the issues they maybe having in their old age. As you get older you might have issues with time keeping, self care or even your short term memory. Tasks start to become harder to manage or entirely unachievable, this is when you might need to consider assisted living or additional memory care.
In today’s video we talk about some signs you might recognize or may need to look out for to identify if you or your loved one needs further help.
Have They Recently Had a Fall?
We all love our independence but sometimes when you get a little older and your living at home you can get a little isolated. These has built in risks that if you was to trip and fall you would then have limited assistance. This can also be a sign that there is a loss in muscle strength or balance which is common in the later years of our lives. This loss in strength and conditioning can leave us struggling with heavy loads or feeling tired more often, something we could help you within an assisted living setting.
Are They Becoming Forgetful?
Are you loved ones beginning to forget names? Maybe they are getting a little confused where they are or what that have done that day, this could be a sign that they need supportive memory care. We all have those moments when we just can remember that word, or that thing we started to do but when it becomes a little more than a random one off blip, it could be a sign of underlying issues.
Struggling With Basic Tasks
Every day life when we are younger can seem simple. That trip to the super market, that walk up to the park with the kids. However as you get older these tasks can become harder on your body and can make you feel a little less capable. Maybe you’re struggling cooking your favorite meal, battling the can opener, fighting the vacuum cleaner when doing your cleaning. This can lead to some seniors to stop trying to do those things and falling into a feeling of isolation.
It seems so much easier not to nip to the shop to get your daily paper or some milk for your tea. This could be the start of a slippery slope that leads loneliness as you miss those everyday interactions with your neighbors, friends and family. In assisted living you lose none of these skills and gain so many close friends who can help you and you can help in return.