It can be hard to make the decision to talk to your loved one about moving into an assisted living community or senior residential living facility. If you aren’t sure if it’s time to have that conversation, here are some of the signs that it may be time to consider assisted living for your loved one:
- They Need Help With Daily Living Tasks
As your loved one ages, you might notice that he or she is having trouble bathing, dressing, cooking, using the bathroom, and taking care of themself. At an assisted living community, your loved one can get help with the daily living tasks that improve his or her quality of life.
- They Would Benefit From More Socialization
Socialization can improve mood, energy levels, cognitive function, and even physical health in seniors. If your loved one is living alone and doesn’t have friends or family nearby, an assisted living community can provide opportunities for much-needed socialization with people their own age, with similar interests.
- They Have Health or Mobility Issues You Can’t Manage
If your loved one has health or mobility issues that you can’t manage on your own, they will be safer living in a senior living facility. The staff can ensure your loved one takes their medication, makes it to doctor’s visits, and can get up and around safely without risk of falling.
- They Can’t Complete Household Chores
At a certain age, people stop having the strength, energy, or drive to complete household chores. If your loved one can’t manage laundry, grocery shopping, vacuuming, changing the bedsheets, or cleaning the kitchen or bathroom, he or she may benefit from the services offered by an assisted living community.
Help Get Your Loved Ones the Care They Need!
If you think it’s time to consider moving your loved one into a senior living community, contact us at Twin Town Villa. Our compassionate, friendly staff treat residents like family and are committed to providing nothing short of exceptional service to both residents and their visitors. To learn more, contact us to schedule a tour of the community or call us at (218) 643-9542 with questions.