If you haven’t visited your aging loved one at their home in quite a while, you may be in for a surprise. Sometimes, when they have difficulty keeping up with daily activities, retirement age individuals may let the housework go, forget to put food away, leave unpaid bills lying around, neglect personal hygiene, and more. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but it happens to some. If you have a loved one who is struggling through their golden years, it may be time to discuss assisted living with them. In an assisted living community, they’ll be able to retain as much of their independence as possible, but there will always be someone around when they need a bit of help.
How do you know if your aging loved one needs assisted living? Here are some signs to look out for.
Problems with Balance
The older a person gets, the more they may have trouble with balance and mobility. Falls are one of the leading causes of injury among retirement-age individuals. Has a loved one been falling down or losing their balance? In an assisted living setting, a caring team of professionals will help your loved one navigate around the community and throughout their day.
Finances Are Being Mismanaged
If you see unpaid bills lying around the house, your loved one may be having trouble managing their finances. What’s more, they are more susceptible to scams and fraud when they live alone. In an assisted living community, most bills/finances are combined into the cost of the assisted living community itself.
Is your loved one withdrawing from friends, family, etc.? In assisted living, there are numerous opportunities for socialization like game nights, dances, concerts, day trips, and more.
If your loved one has lost weight inexplicably, it may be because they’re not eating. They may not want to bother cooking. In an assisted living community, three delicious and nutritious meals are served every day. In addition, dietary restrictions are adhered to.
Neglected Home Maintenance and Housekeeping
If your loved one’s home looks like it needs repairs and a good cleaning, they may not be able to take care of it themselves. Cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance are all done by a caring team of professionals in assisted living.
Is your loved one taking their medications as directed? Do they miss doses, take too many doses, forget to pick up their medications from the drugstore, etc.? In assisted living, someone will always be there to help manage medication.
Change in Personal Hygiene and Care
If your loved one was always very clean and good at personal hygiene, but you’re seeing a big change in that category, they may need a bit of assistance. Daily activities like showering, dental care, hair washing, and more may slip if a retirement age person is struggling. There is always someone to help your loved one care for themselves in assisted living.
Morada Grand Prairie – When Your Loved One Needs Assisted Living
For everything we do here, at Morada Grand Prairie, exceptional service and care are the foundation. Our assisted living community offers an overall lifestyle that resembles a resort with numerous amenities and beautiful surroundings. Schedule a tour with us today to find out more about what we have to offer.