Making the Decision to Move Your Loved One Into An Adult Care Community
Is your loved one showing signs of a weakening memory? Most of us find it difficult to differentiate between random absent-mindedness and signs of aging in our senior loved ones. Forgetting car keys or misplacing one’s glasses happens to any of us, but is it happening too frequently with your loved one? Incidents such as leaving the stove on could also be a serious safety issue. Neglecting to eat regular meals on time can pose health risks.
Memory loss is only one aspect of aging. Often, we see other signs too but don’t realize they could put an aging parent in harm’s way. Is Dad having trouble climbing the stairs in his home or showing signs of instability? Losing his balance and falling, especially when no one else is home could cause serious injuries. Why wait until something unfortunate happens and you have to move your loved one into a nursing home? Bring your mom, dad, uncle or aunt to us while they are still able to move around independently. Let them enjoy the tender, loving care provided by our friendly, efficient staff. They will stay safe and enjoy social activities with their peers so you can be stress-free about their well-being.
It’s an all too common mistake to wait until a mishap occurs before considering help for a loved one’s care. Not only does that make it hard for the family, but it is worse for the seniors to move home when they are not feeling their best. By monitoring your loved ones as they perform simple, everyday tasks, you will be in a better position to gauge their age-related shortcomings. Making a timely decision to find an appropriate adult care community will allow you to gently ease them into the idea of a new home.
Tell-tale signs that indicate it’s time for adult care:
- Simple chores such as laundry and dishes are becoming difficult for your loved one to handle. The dishes slip and break frequently. The laundry hamper is too heavy to carry up and down the stairs. Isn’t it time your parent started enjoying the golden years without worrying about how to get through these tasks?
- Forgetting to take regular medication on time or failing to take it at all can cause serious health issues. Is this happening often with your loved one?
- Is your senior becoming increasingly withdrawn or even depressed? Are there strong signs of anxiety without any compelling reason? Loneliness in senior years can lead to these conditions.
- Recovering from surgery or a serious illness takes its toll on the confidence levels and emotional well-being of individuals. If your loved one is feeling less confident or experiencing anxiety after an operation, injury or illness, moving into a community that specializes in adult care could be a wise decision.
- Losing the house or car keys, forgetting a bag of groceries at the store, missing an appointment, misplacing personal items at home, etc. could all be signs of short-term memory lapses when they happen quite often.
- A declining sense of personal hygiene is a strong indicator that your loved one needs company and some degree of supervision. Losing interest in oneself or neglecting to look after their personal needs could mean your seniors should not be alone for long periods, even in their own home.
- Signs of physical degeneration become apparent when balance and stability come into question.
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