Moving your loved one to an assisted living community is a huge decision. You may be hesitant to even entertain the idea especially if you’re attached to your family member. However, your loved one may show signs that assisted living may already be needed by him or her. When you see the following manifest, it may be time to consider the move.
As your loved ones age, they become more prone to chronic health conditions. According to studies, 70 million people above the age of 50 suffer from at least one chronic medical problem like heart ailments and Alzheimer’s. Because of these conditions, your beloved family member may already experience some difficulty in doing his or her usual daily activities. There may also be the problem of having to get him or her to take medications on time, especially if you’re not around. So, once these things occur, you may need to think of getting them into an assisted living community.
When your loved one is having a hard time moving around, this may also result in infrequent baths or keeping himself/herself clean. You or other family members may be busy with work or school that no one can really watch your elderly loved one. Therefore, it may be time to move him/her to a community where someone can take care of him/her at all times. At the same time, doing so can help prevent accidents that may happen when your family member is in the bathroom.
If your loved one is living alone and he/she can hardly keep the house clean, you may want to think of finding a suitable assisted living community for him/her. Again, the more mess the home has, the more susceptible your beloved family member is to accidents. At the same time, he/she may not be able to keep up with grocery shopping. This poses health risks if he/she has spoiled food stored, instead of fresh ones.
According to the US Census, over 11 million elderly live alone. This can be considered as them isolating themselves, which could lead to a decline in health and wellness. Your loved one may experience depression and unhealthy habits and these can ultimately lead to mortality.
Difficulty With Finance Management
If your loved ones live alone, they may also eventually have a hard time keeping up with financial responsibilities. They may overlook bills payment. Worse, people may exploit them and may eventually become a target of financial scams. For this reason, you may want to think of moving your family member into an assisted living community.
Experience Top-Notch Assisted Living Community at Discover Mariposa
Mariposa is dedicated to providing first-class assistance to everyone residing in our assisted living community. We have dedicated team members, who value your loved one’s overall health and are always ready to help out with his/her needs.
Contact us at 561.898.9801 to know more about the benefits of our assisted living program for you or your loved one. Even better, you can experience our community. Schedule a tour with us by filling out our online form.