Signs That It’s Time to Move to Assisted Living
Although you may want to care for your loved one at home, it can reach a point where additional help is needed. But how do you know when it’s time? The signs may occur slowly over a period of time or arise quite suddenly, after an accident, for example.
There are signs that an assisted living community might be the perfect environment for your loved one.
As we age, it’s normal to sometimes forget things. However, it may be a sign of a more serious issue. Here are some things to look out for if your loved one is having memory loss problems:
- Wandering or getting lost in places that he or she usually remembers
- Asking the same question or telling the same story multiple times
- Sudden changes in mood and behavior
- Forgetting to take medications
Driving skills can be a major concern for your parent and other drivers on the road. These concerns could become indicators that you should look into assisted living:
- Being easily distracted or getting lost while driving
- Finding dents or scratches on his or her vehicle
- Unexplained road rage
Needs Assistance Throughout the Day
Struggling to perform daily tasks can be a sign that your loved one can no longer care for himself or herself at home.
- Skipping meals
- Frequent falls
- Lack of personal hygiene
- Not paying bills
Helping You Through the Process
It’s not an easy decision to move your loved one out of his or her home. You want to be confident that it’s the right time, and that it will be the best fit for your loved one. Oasis Senior Advisors can provide you with the support and guidance you need throughout this process. We offer resources for seniors and their families, so you can feel confident in your senior housing selection.