Are My Parents Ready for Senior Living?
Are you wondering if it's time for your parents to move into a senior living community? Coming to the realization that your parents may not be able to do the things they did so effortlessly once before, can be very difficult. They may require more help and assistance to get tasks done, including taking care of themselves.
Here are some signs to help you know that your parents might be ready for senior living:
Noticeable health decline
As we grow older, our cells and tissue become more susceptible to illnesses and diseases. Also, there is a higher risk of age-related diseases that one may not be able to handle by oneself.
In the case where there’s no one to provide the hands-on care required for the elderly, a great opportunity is to explore senior living options to ensure that they get the care required.
When they start to feel isolated
As your parents age, they may not be able to move around as much and as easily as they used to. They might not be able to take long walks, cycle, or take several buses to arrive at their destination - and they may not even be able to drive. This inability to move around may cause them to feel isolated, since it's difficult to go out and mingle with people and carry-on daily tasks. Exploring senior living options allows them to associate with other people and make them feel what it is like to be part of a community.
When they can no longer perform basic care for themselves
When you notice that your parents can no longer perform basic care for themselves, then it might be a perfect time to explore senior living options. If they need help performing simple tasks like getting properly dressed, or they have difficulty finding things around the house, or they can't keep the home clean and tidy on their own, these are good indicators that they might be ready for senior living.
Poor eating habits
As people age, they may begin to exhibit poor eating habits because they might find it difficult to prepare meals. They may even forget to eat meals. These poor eating habits may lead to other ailments and even noticeable weight loss. As such, it is best to explore senior living options where there are health workers dedicated to making sure they're well fed and taken care of.
They can no longer handle and manage money properly
Handling financial responsibilities might become difficult as people begin to age, especially if there’s no one around to help.
Now may be the best time to introduce your parents to a senior living community where they don't have to worry about bills or other financial responsibilities. A senior living community ensures that all their needs are properly met without putting a lot of stress on them.
Are you in Lehigh Valley or Upper Bucks and need help deciding whether your parents are ready for senior living or what community you should choose? Simply reach out to CarePatrol now.