Choosing to move our loved ones to an assisted living community may be a major step. While some families wait until their loved one’s health deteriorates before making the decision, there are certain telltale signs that indicate it’s time. Here are some signs your loved ones are ready to move to assisted living.
Isolation among our elderly loved ones is a big issue. Isolation can have a negative impact on our loved ones’ general health and well-being. If you noticed your loved ones engaging less in their hobbies or are having a hard time socially connecting with their friends and family, this may be a sign of isolation. When our loved ones isolate themselves, it can potentially lead to serious psychosocial issues such as depression or unhealthy habits.
Health Decline and Frailty
As our loved ones age, they are more likely to develop chronic medical conditions. This means that they require medical treatment and need assistance in managing their daily tasks. One key concern is medication management as they might have a hard time remembering to take their medication. If you notice your loved one falling or struggling to stand up, it may be time to get them the medical assistance they need. With the help of assisted living, your loved ones will be under 24-hour care and supervision to avoid such situations.
You may notice that your elderly loved ones find it more difficult to keep up with their financial obligations. Conditions that impact cognition, such as dementia, reduce the ability to comprehend abstract and complex numbers. This can cause problems when filing taxes or paying various payments at the same time. Some obvious signs would be if you notice a rising stack of invoices that need to be paid or unopened mails on their table. Due to their vulnerability, our elderly loved ones are frequently the target of financial scams.
A common warning sign would be an untidy house. If your loved ones frequently complain about not being able to keep up with their chores, such as washing dirty dishes or doing their laundry, it may be time to move them into an assisted living community. Living in a cluttered house may put your loved ones in danger of falling.
Poor hygiene is one of the most telling signs that it’s time to relocate to an assisted living community. If your loved ones don’t bathe frequently or have a bad odor, this is an indicator that they can’t or don’t have the energy to take care of themselves. As 80 percent of falls occur in the bathroom, our elderly loved ones may be hesitant to bathe without assistance. For some, memory loss can be the reason for their poor hygiene. As we age, we are more vulnerable to sickness hence, it’s crucial for us to maintain cleanliness to avoid getting ill.
Experience Assisted Living at Morada Cy-Fair
If you notice any of these signs in your loved ones, you’ll be glad to know that they will be in good hands with our dedicated team at Morada Cy-Fair. We offer an exceptional Assisted Living option in our retirement community as well as resort-style amenities that will keep your loved ones satisfied. To find out more, contact us today!